Exhibition walkabout offers unique perspective on artwork

2017-11-29 06:01

RESIDENTS of Nelson Mandela Bay are invited to attend the walkabout of The Way of Water exhibition tomorrow at 5:30pm.

The hour-long walkabout will be conducted by Magda Minguzzi, Chief Margaret Coetzee and Chief Xam ? Gaob Maleiba of the Khoisan community.

The exhibition, hosted by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in celebration of Heritage Month, forms part of an international art project which was designed to bring attention to the fragile marine environment which is threatened by pollution, excessive fishing, encroaching human development and industry.

Video and photographic artworks by 11 artists and art collectives from six countries will form part of the exhibition.

In May this year, Coetzee and Maleiba, along with other members of the Khoisan community, invited Nelson Mandela Bay residents to share their personal messages on preserving and celebrating the fragile marine ecosystem in a Khoisan cleansing ceremony.

The international artists who contributed videos for the exhibition are:

. Flavia Vaccher from Ouidah, Benin;

. Josip Zanki and Matija Zdunic from Zadar, Croatia;

. Davide Skerlj from Venice, Italy;

. Manolo Cocho, with the DRY collective group, from San Luis Potosí, Mexico;

. Minguzzi with the coordinators of the local Khoikhoi community, Coetzee and Maleiba, from Port Elizabeth;

. Ethan Cornell, Justin Frankel, Megan Stuttles, Jimi Pantalon and eXtll from Brooklyn, United States.

The Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum is open from Monday to Friday between 9am and 5pm, and is closed on Tuesday mornings.

For more info contact them on 041 506 2000.
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