TAKING A STAND curated by Sarie Potter

Artwork above by James Nilsen-Misra "Constant Reminder" 2018 Acrylic on canvas TAKING A STAND is Sarie Potter's third curated offering to Joburg Fringe, showcasing new work by Wonder, James Nilsen-Misra and Brett Seiler that is bold, courageous and irreverent. The title ‘TAKING A STAND’, which alludes to the photographic practice of taking a photograph, refers more specifically to that significant moment of living: the time to spring into action. Artists about their work Wonder " I am a painter. I have, stored in my mind, countless image-elements gathered over the years in the many spaces where I have lived. How and when I use them is the challenge!" Brett Seiler "How do you make 4 gay men sit on a chair? – You turn it upsidedown." Brett Charles Seiler, b 1994 in Zimbabwe. Currently living and working Cape Town, South Africa. James Nilsen-Misra Constant Reminder #s 1-5 James’ surfaces offer a subtlety of indistinct form. Revealing and concealing studio installations. Intrigued by the shadowed memory of the archive, here the Kallenbach/Gandhi gay myth of petroleum jelly on a mantle shelf near the bed as a "constant reminder" of Kallenbach having taken complete possession of his body. * See the full letter from Gandhi to Kallenbach in Gandhi/Kallenbach Correspondence. 1994 New Delhi Publication Division, Government of India, The Collected Works of Mahatma Gandhi Vol. 96, p28-9.

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Curated by Sarie Potter

Proposal: TAKING A STAND, curated by Sarie Potter, will showcase work made by artists who are more well known for other forms of production. This ‘unlimited’ show, however, presents outputs occupying the periphery of the art world: drawings by BONOLO KAVULA, photographs by CLAUDIA SHNEIDER, paintings and sculptures by GRAEME WILLIAMS, and photographs by NIKLAS […]

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