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“RECKONING” – ART BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA EXHIBITION

The Springs Art Gallery (SAG) is pleased to present “RECKONING” – ART BANK OF SOUTH AFRICA EXHIBITION. This group art exhibition features original work of 40 emerging artists from all the provinces, who use both conventional and unconventional materials to challenge the limits of these media – painting, drawing, mixed media, sculpture, and printmaking – and various styles and subject matters.

The exhibition forms part of post-support intervention offered to beneficiaries of SRAC programmes created through strategic partnerships and collaborations with relevant government and private agencies.

Society has possibly never sought certainty as much as it does now. During the pandemic society collectively held onto the hope of the global shutdowns coming to an end and looked forward to a world forever changed with an optimistic outlook of grand reforms that were long overdue but in need of a catalyst to be realized. Many hoped the pandemic would be that catalyst. For a brighter “new normal”.

Sadly, however, we emerged on the other side to a world reckoning with many aspects of society, business and politics overturned. The Art Bank of South Africa’s RECKONING exhibition, by way of visual art, explores identity, heritage, the self, and the collective contemporary South Africa plunged into a reckoning around uncomfortable historic truths that not all are willing to face up to and allows reflecting on the future implications of the decisions made now before the day comes when all will have to face some unpleasant truths about the societal fractures that have gone unaddressed.

The exhibition opens on Saturday, 26 November 2022, at the Springs Art Gallery in Springs at 12pm and runs until Friday, 24 February 2023. The gallery is open weekdays 9am – 2pm and Saturdays 8am – 12pm for public viewing (closed on public holidays). Admission is free.

ENQUIRIES:

Nonto Sheryl Msomi

Project Manager: Art Bank of South Africa

Tel +27 (0) 51 447 9609

nonto@artbanksa.org | www.artbanksa.org |

Springs Art Gallery

Library Building

Corner 5th Street and 6th Avenue | Springs

Private bag x58 | Springs 1560

Thabo Sekoaila

Curator: Visual Arts

t: 011 999 8726 | e: thabo.sekoaila@ekurhuleni.gov.za