The Springs Art Gallery (SAG) presentS its next exhibition titled Kungani - a Zulu word which means Why. This group exhibition reflects a day in the life of six interdisciplinary artists.
Kungani, just as the name describes, reflects on current societal social conditions that disrupt or damage society, violence, inequality, racism, and the like. Through their personal expressions, this group of artists explore and respond to what happens around them and affects them personally. This ends up expressed through a variety of mediums, from collage to painting and drawing.
The artists hope that their art can h influence these social issues, create awareness and expressions from the audience without losing sight of the aesthetic purpose of their works, while presenting a specific but universal message of hope, change, and unity.
This exhibition is a product born from collaboration between the artists and Obtain Art co-curated with the gallery. Obtain Art is an online art gallery promoting and showcasing artworks for sale by emerging as well as mid-career and established artists working in different media and genre. The platform offers the possibility for artists to grow their audience, sell their works to collectors and art lovers online. The company also assists potential art collectors about starting an art collection for both investment and buying art for a home.
The following artists will exhibit their work:
- DAVID TSOKA
- DIPUO SITHOLE
- JOHAN VAN WYK
- SPHIWE FOKAZI
- THATO NKOSI
- THULANI NHLAPO
With this exhibition, the Springs Art Gallery aims to raise public awareness of emerging visual artists by providing exhibition space and opportunity to meet artists and see their work physically and on an online platform. The exhibition is part of the gallery’s experimental solo and group series project idea, which focuses on launching new careers of emerging and promising artists.
The project idea explores and illustrates creativity, thoughts and new ideas, and reveals the role of art in dealing with everyday life challenges and creative ways to offer hope amid the COVID-19 crisis. It is further aimed at contributing to the awareness, promotion, revival and enrichment of SAG as an art resource centre.
Artists can book the gallery space for a limited period and cover minimal costs of running the exhibition. In order to do so, submit a proposal with portfolios of work for consideration.
kungani opens on Friday, 26 February 2021, at the Springs Art Gallery from 09h00 – 16h00. It will run until Wednesday, 31 March 2021.
The gallery is open Monday to Friday, 09h00 – 16h00 for public viewing - closed weekends and public holidays.
The exhibition can be viewed online at www.obtain.co.za/kungani
For more information:
Curator: Visual Arts
Springs Art Gallery
Corner 5th Street and 6th Avenue | Springs
Private bag x58 | Springs 1560