Works selected for JHB ART CITY
Works by 20 local artists have been selected for JHB ART CITY, an urban focus project which has been dogged by funding shortfalls and administrative confusion (see previous story). Despite problems, the project is guaranteed to transform the image and cityscape of Johannesburg as we know it.
Organised by the Central Business Partnership, the City of Johannesburg, the
Johannesburg Inner City Business Coalition and the Johannesburg Development
Association with support from Business Arts South Africa, the project was
open to all local artists and attracted more than 140 entries from around the
The 20 artworks chosen are by Jurgen Schadeberg, Pitso Chinzima, Sandy Esau, Nkoali Easibius Nawa, Charles Levin, Scott Wade, Sam Nhlengethwa, Artist Proof Studio, Arlene Amaler-Raviv and Dale Yudelman, John Fleetwood, Mbongeni Richman Buthelezi, Stephen Hobbs, Abrie Fourie, Sue Williamson, Karin Preller, Carl Becker, Lettie Gardiner, JW van der Bergen, Carine Zaayman and Alison Kearney.
Selectors included Monna Mokoena, Clive Kellner, Natasha Fuller, Bongi Dhlomo and city representative Maishe Maponya.
Nine additional works have been made available by the corporate collections of Absa, BHP Billiton, Nedcor, the SABC, Sasol and the Standard Bank.
The first two billboards will be mounted on a building in Harrison Street this week. The full exhibition will be up from August for the World Summit for Sustainable Development 2002, the Arts Alive Festival and the World Cup Cricket in 2003.