WITW

Various venues


Prayer

James Webb
Prayer, mixed media/sound installation ,

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Pascal Bracher
White Man, performance documentation ,

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Athi Patra-Ruga, Lerato Shadi, Pieter Hugo, Mikhael Subotzky and Nandipha Mntambo at Various venues

The 'III Moscow International Biennale for Young Art 2012' focuses on a young generation of artists aged up to 35 years. Titled 'Under A Tinsel Sun' and laid out as a multimedia project, it portrays the heterogeneity of subjects, languages and styles which are so urgent in this generation, and at the same time looks into the content-related positioning of these artists born between the mid-1970s and the mid-1980s, as well as into the conditions for their development.

'Under A Tinsel Sun' assumes that, despite the cultural, economic and social differences that may exist between the participants from different countries, there is a common factor in the impossibility of locating oneself by belonging to certain peer groups (whether in the ideological or in the artistic sense).

Cultural science often refers to this as an "almost desperate isolation" (Wolfgang Kaschuba), as the final state of a development in the field of art that had already begun in the mid-1970s, manifesting itself in the end of the historical avant-gardes and in their reassessment as part of a dominant canon. The collapse of ideologies at the end of the 1980s and the dawning of the post-ideological age both play a role within this mesh.

In this state of infinite possibilities, free decision and development and in the absence of a communal "we", the self-positioning of the (artistic) individual becomes the pressing imperative of the present. With the increasing medialization of the world the long established polarity between reality and virtuality gives way to the consciousness that "reality" as such is constructed, subjective and fragmented.

This realization becomes the drive for the artists' self-positioning and for their production of works that no longer describe the phenomena surrounding them as "objective", but that aspire to catalyze a multidimensional and alternative perception of the world. Poetic shifts, emotionality and subjective appropriation are the tools which the artists of this generation operate with so as to faciliate new ways of seeing.

Kathrin Becker

01 July 2012 - 31 August 2012

Various Artists at Various venues

This arts festival in Copenhagen, Denmark boasts a program of dance, theatre, music and visual art from a spectrum of international artists. From South Africa, Brett Bailey and James Webb put in appearances. Bailey re-stages his Afro-cabaret hit 'House of the Holy Afro' and  Webb, working accross disciplines, exhibits site-specific versions of his works 'Prayer', 'In Living Memory of What Never Happened' and a new work, a public rally titled 'It's Never Just "Dance"'.

Webb also co-curates the New Sound program of the festival, and has proposed the work of Omar Souleyman from Syria to perform at the festival’s opening event.

03 September 2010 - 12 September 2010

Unknown Artist at Various venues

Wits fourth-year and Masters students open their final exam exhibitions to the public at various venues in Johannesburg throughout November.

07 November 2009 - 29 November 2009