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Christopher Swift

Christopher Swift’s The Void at Commune 1

Christopher Swift


Christopher Swift’s second solo exhibition opens at Commune. 1 on 24 August 2013.


This exhibition, titled ‘The Void: positive and negative spaces’, explores South Africa’s apartheid past, focusing on the process of liberation, and assesses the current democratic system’s successes and failures.


The star tetrahedron is the foundation of Swift’s exhibition, which includes a large-scale installation made from mirror, as well as sculptures made from original Robben Island prison fencing, and found apartheid era garden furniture.


Christopher places great emphasis on mental projection, believing in its ability to shape the future. “If you think it’ll be a success…or not, you’re right” is his philosophy for this project.


This exhibition is part of a build-up to a potential installation on signal hill for World Design Capital 2014.


Christopher lives and works in Cape Town. He has a BA Fine Arts (Hons) with Distinction from the University of Cape Town, and received the Michaelis Prize and the Simon Gershwin Award in 2009, as well as the Spier Contemporary Judges Award in 2010. His first solo exhibition, entitled Umlungu, was hosted at Commune.1 in 2011.


‘The Void: positive and negative spaces’ will run from 24 August to 20 September 2013 at the Commune.1 gallery, 64 Wale street. Tuesdays to Fridays 9am-5pm and Saturdays 10am-2pm.


Check out Christopher’s website.


Christopher Swift

Stale-mate (2013)

Christopher Strong

Milky Way (2013). Ink jet on archival paper

Christopher Strong

Mirror Star (2013). UV bonded bevelled mirror



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