Sorry for the silence on my part; it’s been a hektik while. My laptop broke (again), I was crazy with making plans for some new projects, my wife had a b-day, I went to Aardklop to give a talk, started teaching online again, blahblahblahblah. Have some exciting things coming up in the next few weeks, and not just in Johannesburg! Will be giving a talk at Rhodes this Friday (followed by weekend Max Workshop), and will be in Durban for Colleen Alborough’s show at NSA Gallery two weeks after that. Then, NYC here I come (be sure to catch Sean Slemon at Krut Gallery in Chelsea)!!!!!! If you are in any of these three places and want to hang out with me, holler. Oh, I may be heading to providence to give a talk at Brown while I’m in the states, too.
richard kilpert’s Bride of the Wind Further back and faster – a woodcut self portrait of the artist himself, only with two heads; in both places.
Highlights at Aardklop on the fine art circuit were the Sasol exhibition, the Outlet exhibition and talks – curated by Abrie Fourie – and Impulse – selections from the Sanlam collection, curated by Stefan Hundt, which explores Expressionist (the german rather than abstract variety) impulses in South African art. The above woodcut was next to a Kentridge at said exhibition.
I am a loser and lost all the documentation I took of the beautiful lino-cuts at art on paper in Melville last week. Please forgive me, Alet, and know that I am trying to send my blog readers there. You should really update your site (I went there to find some info on the exhibition, so I could remember more; but alas, I came up empty handed!) – I can help you with that, you know….