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dialogue and

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ROOM AT 1:54 Contemporary Art Fair/New York

Blake Daniels

Bedroom Self Portrait I

2017

Acrylic, pastel and oil on canvas,

48x64 cm (19x25 in)

 

Opening Reception:

Saturday, 25 March 2017 from 16h00

 

ROOM is pleased to announce a solo presentation of paintings and drawings by Blake Daniels.

 

In TALES OF HERE AND LATER the paintings presented occupy a visual vocabulary suspended between fact and fiction while playing with contested forms of desire.

 

 

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5-7 May 2017

Booth B08

1:54

Contemporary African Art Fair

Pioneer Works

159 Pioneer St, Brooklyn, NY 11231, USA

 

 

 

Mack Magagane

Sikhumbuzo Makandula

Mbali Mdluli

Benon Lutaaya

OPEN CALL: PHOTO LENS ENCOUNTERS

 April 2017

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ROOM is pleased to announce the first solo showing of an installation, video based and photographic works by the artist Sikhumbuzo Makandula, under the title UBUZWE (isiXhosa) denoting the concepts of Nation, Nationalism, Nationhood.

 

The exhibition  expresses the artist’s concerns with the intersection of the arts, politics, and public space in a post-apartheid South Africa.

 

In Ubuzwe, "the ‘foundation myth’, is critiqued and represented through

institutionalized forms of remembrance, including commemorative monuments and public statuary. This is in light of how South African people came to be defined and produced through the politics and culture of nationalist struggle. In conceptualizing Ubuzwe, I approached facts not in their crude facticity, but through the contemplation of which facts acquire immediacy and how. This exhibition is a psycho¬logical, historical and ideological meditation on the facts and myths of nationhood.”

 

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Through a series of encounters the PHOTO LENS project is focused on providing an informal platform for photographers at large to present their previous and ongoing work.

 

Requirements:

• Submit no more than 6 photos of your most recent work;

• Short description of your work and interest in photography (not compulsory)

• Once selected please bring an external drive or flash card which is to be used to present your work and a short Bio.

 

 

Application process:

 

Deadline: 18 April 2017

Feedback on selected participants: 24 April 2017

 

Submit applications to Mpho Mokgadi and/or Maria Fidel Regueros on photolensencounters@gmail.com

 

 

 

THE CARPET SERIES

 

ROOM hosts an open platform for dialogue and exchange of ideas and perspectives that consists of informal discussions related to each of the exhibitions and projects presented at ROOM. These encounters also form part of building ROOM’s archive as they are recorded with a view to present the information to a broader audience.

 

 

 

THE READING ROOM

 

ROOM GALLERY stocks art related publications and limited edition exhibition catalogues. Titles include:

 

Chimurenga Magazine & Chronic,

Art South Africa,

CCTV by Keleketla! Library,

I,JOBURG by Dean Hutton,

Co-Production by Myer Taub &

In This City by Mack Magagane among others.

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