Ntsikana Annexe

A Day in May

Robin Rhode
A Day in May, Still from digital animation , Duration 16 min 9 sec


1820 Settlers Monument Fort Selwyn Drive Grahamstown 6139

Hours: 09:00 - 18:00


Dineo Seshee Bopape, Penny Siopis, Robin Rhode, Kemang Wa Luhelere, William Kentridge, Robert Hodgins and Deborah Bell and Moshekwa Langa at Ntsikana Annexe

Curated by Portia Malatjie

Lefu La Ntate (3 minutes 1 second) Kemang Wa Lehulere
Where Do I Begin? (4 minutes 20 seconds) Moshekwa Langa
is i am sky (17 minutes 48 seconds) Dineo Seshee Bopape
The Master Is Drowning (9 minutes) Penny Siopis
A Day in May (3 minutes 15 seconds) Robin Rhode
Bird’s Milk (5 minutes 44 seconds) Dineo Seshee Bopape
Memo (4 minutes) William Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Robert Hodgins

it began with a walk is an exhibition of video works from the Emile Stipp collection that was first screened at the Bioscope Theatre in Johannesburg in September 2013. The artworks have
been pulled together under the theme of ‘becoming’. The framework posits that nothing is ever static, that we are never as we were and that our presents are always fluid.

The exhibition aims to explore the curation of video works. Portia Malatjie examines how the medium is viewed in a gallery context, and how it can form part of a collection. This interrogation culminates in a cinema setting, where viewers are allowed the opportunity to see the time-based works from
beginning to end, an act that is often a challenge in a gallery setup.

The exhibition is accompanied by a catalogue.

Presented by the National Arts Festival in association with the Emile Stipp Collection.

03 July 2014 - 13 July 2014