Another Antipodes Exhibition : Urban Axis
CURATORS | Gerald Sanyangore, Valerie Kabov and Roelof Petrus van Wyk
In an Australian first, Another Antipodes/urban axis exhibition project is poised to deliver the freshest of new art from Africa this winter in Perth and Fremantle and one of the largest African art exhibitions in the world this year. “Although there are a multitude of historical and cultural connections, Australia is yet to experience the richness of the African contemporary art movement, which has been taking the world by storm over the past several years.
"Like Australia, Africa is emerging from a colonial past to forge a new contemporary cultural identity, acknowledging the pain of the past and struggles of the present, but with eyes firmly on the future with courage, honesty and optimism.” Urban Axis lays the foundations for effective collaboration and artistic innovation across our two continents. Perth and Fremantle occupy a unique central place between Australia, Africa and Asia and together have the capacity to play a pivotal role in cultural exchange between these three regions,’ says Gerald Sanyangore, founder and co-curator.
The exhibition will present over 100 works by 44 Southern African artists, spanning all media from painting to video and performance, who assert themselves not just as important new voices in the world of art, but also important interlocutors for cultural engagement and dialogue between our two continents. Artists like Mary Sibande, Athi-Patra Ruga, Mohau Modisakeng and Larita Engelbrecht and others who have previously featured at MoMA NYC, Guggenheim Bilbao, Tate Modern and the Venice Biennale will headline the exhibition which is set to challenge Australian perceptions of African art.
SELECTED ARTISTS 2017
Another Antipodes Inc is pleased to announce the following artists for the inaugural exhibition URBAN AXIS:
Admire KAMUDZENGERERE (b. Zimbabwe), Andrew KAYSER (b. South Africa), Angus TAYLOR (b. South Africa), Arya LALLOO (b. South Africa), Athi-Patra RUGA (b. South Africa), Ayanda MABULU (b. South Africa), Ditte HAARLØV JOHNSEN (b. Denmark), Duncan WYLIE (b. Zimbabwe), Elize VOSSGATTER (b. South Africa), Gerald MACHONA (b. Zimbabwe), Harry CUNNINGHAM (b. South Africa), Grace CROSS (b. Zimbabwe), Gresham Tapiwa NYAUDE (b. Zimbabwe), Haroon GUNN-SALIE (b. South Africa), Helen TEEDE (Zimbabwe), Jabulani DHLAMINI (b. South Africa), Jake SINGER (b. South Africa), Jason BRONKHORST (b. South Africa), Jeanne GAIGHER (b. South Africa), Jimmy CHUCHU (b. Kenya), Jo ROGGE (b. South Africa), Julio RIZHI (b. Zimbabwe), Justin DINGWALL (b. South Africa), Larita ENGELBRECHT (b. South Africa), Lhola AMIRA (b. South Africa), Luami CALITZ (b. South Africa), Marlene STEYN (b. South Africa), Mary SIBANDE (b. South Africa), Maurice MBIKAYI (b. Democratic Republic of Congo), Meza WEZA (b. Zimbabwe), Michael MACGARRY (b. South Africa), Miriro MWANDIYAMBIRA, (b. Zimbabwe), Mohau MODISAKENG (b. South Africa), Mxolisi, Vusi BEAUCHAMP (b. South Africa), Nicola BRANDT (b. Namibia), Pedro PIRES (b. Angola), Rabia WILLIAMS (b. Catalunya), Richard BUTLER-BOWDON (b. South Africa), Shannon WALSH (b. South Africa), Sophia van WYK (b. South Africa), Thania PETERSEN (b. South Africa), Thenjiwe Niki NKOSI (b. USA), Troy MAKAZA (b. Zimbabwe), Vincent BEZUIDENHOUT (b. South Africa), Wycliffe MUNDOPA (b. Zimbabwe), Zemba LUZAMBA (b. Democratic Republic of Congo).
- 133 ARTS Foundation, Johannesburg
- Dionysus Sculpture Works, Pretoria
- Ebony Curated, Cape Town
- ELA Angola, Luanda
- Everard Read CIRCA , Cape Town
- First Floor Gallery ,Harare
- Gallery MOMO, Cape Town
- Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
- Guns & Rain, Johannesburg
- Hazard, Johannesburg
- Kalashnikov, Johannesburg
- Lizamore& Associates, Johannesburg
- SMAC, Cape Town
- SMITH ,Cape Town
- What If The World, Cape Town
17 . JUNE . 2017 - 22 . JULY . 2017
PS Art Space, 22 Pakenham Street | Main Exhibition | Fremantle
PREVIEWS will run 9 June to 16 June 2017
Exhibition Opening Night 16 June 2017 at 6.30pm for a 7pm. RSVP ESSENTIAL
Opening Night Tickets - $10 (full price), $8 (concession)
Exhibition Runs 17 June - 22 July
PS Art Space, Fremantle
Gerald Sanyangore email@example.com 0450 658 859
Urban Axis will be held at Fremantle’s PS Art Space and accompanied by a curated program of talks, guided tours, master-classes, screenings and music events.
The Engine for Progress in-situ work invites Zimbabwean artist Gresham Nyaude to re-imagine the African taxi in an open studio car painting installation as part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Festival taking place at the State Theatre of WA Courtyard
Official hashtag: #anotherantipodes
ABOUT ANOTHER ANTIPODES
Another Antipodes Inc. strives to strengthen cross-cultural communication and to forge greater inter-cultural understanding between Australia and Africa. Our focus is on building bridges and fostering dialogue through the presentation of exciting, socially engaged contemporary African and African-Australian art. Through exhibition, educational programs and community outreach, Another Antipodes Inc. celebrates and actively supports diversity, improves community inclusiveness and fosters cross- cultural participation within culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the wider Australian population.
The Another Antipodes Exhibition is our principal annual event that is supported through an ongoing program of events throughout the year.