For its 2017 annual winter sculpture exhibition, NIROX turns to curators selected by 6 South African universities to express their own insights – 6 separate curated subjects addressed by more than 50 alumni artists, who experienced their adulthood after the fall of apartheid – with its promises, hopes and challenges.
Historically the vanguard of change, universities and their relations with society could not be more relevant or center stage than they are today.
The participating universities, their selected curators and exhibition titles are:
Pretoria: Johan Thom & Shenaz Mahomed
The Free Noise Station at Nirox’
TUT: Carol Kuhn & Philiswa Lila
‘Classes and Methods: objects to perform’
UCT: Dr Siona O’Connel & Jade Nair
‘FREE-DOM : Ways of Life in the Wake of Catastrophe’
Unisa: Gwenneth Miller, Maaike Bakker & Nombeko Mpako
‘Against the Surge’
UJ: Gordon Froud & Thabang Monoa
‘Materiality, liminality, impermanence, dissolution and the environment’
Wits: Natasha Christopher & Same Mdluli
‘INYALA Station: #Operation Occupy Nirox’
The artists are:
La Rochelle Olwagen
Leandre le Roux
Josly Van Wyk
Kutala Chopeto (Helena Uambembe & Teresa Firmino)
Manu Manjesh Lal
Nel du Preez
Nompumelelo Vuyiswa Tshabalala
Hasan & Husain Essop
Title and Transgression Collective (Boitumelo Motaung, Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Dineo Phofa and Malebona Maphutse)
The park will be open for the duration of the exhibition . Saturday and Sunday 10am to 5pm, please note gates close at 4pm. Weekdays by appointment only.
NO PICNICS ALLOWED, no pets, bicycles or sports equipment.