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Open to the public

Tuesday 4th August 12.00 – 5pm

Wednesday 5th August 12.00 – 5pm

Thursday 6th August 12.00 – 5pm

PRIVATE VIEW – Friday 7th August 6.00 – 9pm

Saturday 8th August 12.00-6.30pm

Sunday 9th August 12.00- 4.00pm

Artworks by new and emerging artists from across the UK in our Summer 2015 ‘Time’ exhibition

 

 

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Blasphemy – Lakhveer Azad

Open to Public: Tuesday 18th August- Sunday 23rd  August 2015, 10.30am-5.30pm, free entry

Private View: Friday 21st August 2015, 6-9pm

Blasphemy is the second solo exhibition of emerging artist Lakhveer Azad.

Blasphemy is a series of about 40 paintings celebrating the right to criticize. Blasphemy hails the right to question, ridicule and deconstruct anything. Lakhveer believes that there is nothing sacred and thus there is absolutely nothing which can be blasphemed against. He concludes the act of blasphemy does not exist; ‘a world in which you can have your ideas crushed, deconstructed and falsified is indeed the only world worth living in.’

The paintings are bold, iconoclastic, playful and comedic. They’re a rich assortment of colour, style, point of attack and texture. Lakhveer invites you into the worlds of punch lines, into the worlds you believe shouldn’t be formed because they’re not allowed, into the worlds of white noise absurdity which you’d only notice as such if you stepped back.

Blasphemy does not aim to shake anyone’s belief and neither does it believe itself able to do so, however it hopes to make you laugh at it.

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Previous Exhibitions

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Coloured

Opening times

Friday 17 July 11h00 – 20h00
Saturday 18 July 10h00 – 17h00

Opening event Friday, 17th July 2015 at 18h30 Open to the public

Contact: sionaoc@gmail.com
www.cca.uct.ac.za/ projects-curations/

An exhibition by Dr Siona O’Connell from the University of Cape Town, South Africa that looks at two pageants from the Cape Flats of Cape Town – Miss Spring Queen and Miss Gay Western Cape.
The Cape Flats is a geographical area of Cape Town that sits under the watchful gaze of the (Cecil John) Rhodes Memorial, an imperialist edifice that continues to shadow the city in many overt and covert ways. Through the mechanism of the apartheid Group Areas Act of 1950, which saw thousands of families forcibly relocated from the city centre to these peripheral areas, the Cape Flats has come to denote that part of Cape Town where people who are considered ‘black’ and ‘coloured’ (of mixed heritage) have lived. The Cape Flats is a fraught space, echoed in the complexities of what it means to be identified as ‘coloured’. It is a space of liminality, of lives lived in the shadows and on the periphary.
The ‘Spring Queen’ pageant is an annual event in which female factory workers from the clothing and textile industry in the Western Cape strut their stuff on the ramp. The pageant began in the late 1970s at the height of apartheid. Today, thousands of jubilant supporters attend the final event, hosted by the Southern African Clothing and Textile Workers’ Union (SACTWU); the event barely registers in the affluent and still largely ‘white’ areas of the city. Yet on stage for that one night, one will find a pageant participant resplendent in an elaborate hairstyle, wearing a dress that is proudly produced by their fellow factory workers. These women who are almost always ‘coloured’ are the cutters, runners, machinists and packers of the clothing manufacturing industry in Cape Town and live on the Cape Flats.
‘Miss Gay Western Cape’ grew out of the Spring Queen pageant and the new South African constitution that was the first in the world to include protection for sexual minorities. The event is a platform for queer and largely ‘coloured’ men from the Cape Flats to perform in a secure environment without exploitation. While this pageant offers visibility and enactment of alternative sexual and gender identities, it also opens up its own complex set of challenges and cultural negotiations that are not unproblematic or unrestrictive. This pageant reflects the meanings associated with ‘gay’ and ‘coloured’ that can be both liberatory and oppressive.
‘Spring Queen’ and ‘Miss Gay Western Cape’ tells us about the value of certain lives, and asks participants and spectators alike to reflect on just which lives are deemed human and which are not. As such, it is a crucial prism through which to think about how we want to live, what histories we want to write and what questions we want to put to the legacies of trauma.

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Little Mountains

8th July – 12th July
Open daily 12-6pm

Private View Tuesday 7th July 6-9 pm

Eight Artists, all graduates of London Art Schools in the last 3 years, present their most recent work. Sculpture, Drawing, Photography, Print and Moving Image.

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Falmouth Fine Art London 2015

Opening times:

Friday 3 July: 10:30 – 6:30pm

Saturday 4 July: 10:30 – 6:30pm

Sunday 5 July: 10:30 – 2pm

The Falmouth School of Art at Falmouth University presents a showcase of work selected from the BA(Hons) Fine Art degree show by art critic and curator Sacha Craddock and curated by artist Jesse Leroy Smith.

Fine Art at Falmouth has a long and distinguished reputation for excellence and continues to help students meet the challenges and opportunities of the contemporary art world and the fast growing creative industries.  BA(Hons) Fine Art offers its students an exceptional environment for thinking and making, fostering experimentation and critical dialogue. Exhibitions and other professional skills development opportunities are supported during the course, and many alumni have enjoyed success and critical acclaim, including celebrated artists Tacita Dean, Hew Locke, Tim Shaw, Ben Rivers, Lynette Yiadom Boakye and Jessica Warboys.

 

Artists selected for this exhibition will also benefit from a critique of their work in situ by The Falmouth School of Art’s Visiting Professor of Fine Art, Cornelia Parker.

 

www.falmouth.ac.uk/art

http://thefalmouthschoolofart.wordpress.com

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