Saturday, December 8, 2007
TWO EXHIBITIONS OPENING AT BLANK ON THURSDAY 13th DECEMBER 2007
FEVER JUBILEE an installation by Julia Rosa Clark
Opening @ 18h00 on Thursday 13th December
• open every Thursday from 18h00-20h00 and by appointment
• ends 5th January 2008
FEVER JUBILEE, is a new installation and performance by Julia Rosa Clark. The artist will turn the gallery into a recuperative grotto-like space. The audience will be invited to just come and relax in this contemporary urban folley, or to grow the space from the inside, with the help of the artist. It is a festive holiday piece: a place in which the artist will spend some quality time resting, with friends and family.
The artist says, "2007 seemed like a long and difficult year for many people close to me. It is finally drawing to a close and it is time to take stock and clear out surplus". A jubilee marks the passing of a period of time, emancipation and a celebration. In this case, the artist celebrates sensuality, colour, music and a move away from sadness and fear. It is a corollary to HYPOCRITE'S LAMENT, her solo show earlier this year ( http://www.artjoao.co.za/exhibitions/exhib2007_clark.html). Whereas Lament was, in part, driven by a response to cycles of addiction and destruction, the artist is now excited by growth and restoration. As is often her process, Julia will use leftovers, clutter, collections of bits and pieces and lots of paper to make up the space.
2) At blank contemporary: WORKS ON PAPER
This group show by 10 well-known SA artists opens Thursday 13th December at 18h00
• Exhibition closes end of January 2008 (open by appointment)
Sanell Aggenbach, Wayne Barker, Jacques Coetzer, Jeanne Hoffman, Lindele Magunya, Thando Mama, Andrzej Nowicki, Linda Stupart, Johan Thom & Kemang Wa Lehulere
(All works on sale for R500 – R5000)