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Monday, April 19, 2021


(Left: Layla Jacob, "”Bittersweet", 2021)

A Curate.a.Space curation bringing new blood into the art field, Double Up! is currently running at the KZNSA Gallery.

During the Covid-19 lockdowns, the concept of the “bubble” became known. The bubble is formed by a small group of people who can share their lockdown experience safely and allows them to have some personal interaction. 

Ideally, a connection will be made between each bubble.

(Right: "Enye Impilo", photographic imprint by Thembi Mthembu, 2019)

The KZNSA explains: “We have taken this concept and selected five artists who have not had the opportunity to show work during the lockdown. These five artists have each been invited to select one other artist who has been similarly affected. 

The exhibition is titled Double up! and is intended to give opportunities to artists who have not been in the mainstream of exhibiting in Durban. 

The initial brief gave each of the selected artists free rein to select who they wished, which also gave them a curatorial role.

(Left: "A House of Bone", mixed media by Alka Dass, 2021)

“The process is intended to draw attention to the fact that Covid-19 has taught us how important mutual support and collaborations can be. 

"So come and see how fashion becomes sculpture, sugar cane is part of art, pompoms jumping out of the wall, and the Covid Bubble making art creep up the stairs."

This exhibition has been made possible by the NAC PESP funding.

The KZNSA Gallery is situated at 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, in Durban. 

(Right: "Bavumile", Red clay and oil on canvas by Selloane Moeti, 2020)

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