#Whileyouwerehustling; an exhibition of work by artists Bryan Little and Conn Bertish opens next week at /A WORD OF ART. The exhibition explores themes of progress and evolution while contrasting it with gentification and the lives of misfits. The artworks question where we take our guidance from and where we see our current styles of living leading to in the future.
About the artists:
Bryan Little is an award-winning filmmaker and artist. While he says his greatest achievements are spending a long weekend with Werner Herzog in a New Jersey motel and looking at an orb spider with Sir David Attenborough on the side of the M3, he’s also the only South African filmmaker to have won the Audience Award twice at Encounters South African International Documentary Festival (for Fokofpolisiekar: Forgive Them For They Know Not What They Do and The African Cypher, which was also named Best South African Documentary at Durban International Film Festival and is now touring the international festival circuit). He co-founded Fly On The Wall in 2004.
Conn is executive creative director at Quirk, having previously held the creative reigns at JWT. He’s scooped Gold and Silver medals at all the major ad festivals worldwide, including a Yellow Pencil at London’s D&AD Awards for creative direction. A former judge at Cannes Lions Festival of Creativity, he’s also produced hilarious social experiment, public space artworks like The 0834319513 project and has even created a trademark hat-with-feather look.
Date: Thursday, 18 July 2013 until 31 August 2013.
Place: /A WORD OF ART at The Woodstock Exchange, Cape Town