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Cecilie //Geises

All Red netball team, sports fields, Usakos old location

8.5 x 13.5 cm

Photo courtesy of the Cecilie //Geises collection

HABITAT     MBALI MDLULI

03.09 - 29.10.2016

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USAKOS PHOTOGRAPHS BEYOND RUINS

The Old Location Albums 1920s - 1960s

 

Opening Reception:  Friday 4 Nov 2016 from 17h00

 

Exhibition Walkabout: Saturday 5 November 2016 from 11h00,

with exhibition curator Giorgio Miescher and Photographer Paul Grendon

We are pleased to announce the second solo presentation of new works by Mbali Mdluli with ROOM. In this latest body of work, the artist expands on the versatility of her oeuvre. In the choice of using discarded magazines, Mdluli elaborates on her fragmented experiences of the everyday.

 

Artist Walkabout 15 October 2016 at 11h00

 

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The exhibition presents a selection of photographic prints and contextual information, designed around three private photographic collections kept by four women (Cecilie Geises, Wilhelmine Katjimune, Gisela Pieters and Olga Garoes) in a central Namibian town called Usakos.

 

Usakos’ history is linked to the development of the South African railway system in Namibia, which brought remarkable prosperity to the town in the 1940s and 1950s, but caused a major socio-economic decline in the early 1960s. At this stage, the inhabitants of Usakos were subjected to forced removals based on racial segregation and apartheid urban planning and relocated on the town’s outskirts.  Today, Usakos is a town marked by economic stagnation and many social challenges.

 

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BHEKA     Window Residency

29.10 -15.11.2016

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The Northern Winter Workshops: Project launch

21.10.2016

 

 

The Northern Winter Workshops: Gentle Dust

Workshop and performance

29.10.2016

 

A collective project that brings together art practitioners and cultural workers based in South Africa, the Netherlands, and the United Kingdom around questions of decolonisation, art, and social justice.

 

The full program of the Northern Winter Workshops can now be found on www.SSS-NWW.org

BHEKA's latest iteration will entail a performative conversation with Mbali Mdluli in response to her current exhibition HABITAT hosted at ROOM.

 

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As part of ROOM Gallery & Projects expansion of activities in 2016 we launched #ROOMATELLISHOUSE  AiR (Artist/s in Residency) programme. We encourage artists to apply.

 

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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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