Location | Group show alerting re-memory and the processes of ‘making ourselves’

Location Studio Practice is a curatorial and artist management company founded by the creative duo Lesole Tauatswala and Shakes Mbolekwana. Opening today and lasting until the 9th of June 2022, the co-curatorial duo hosts their first group exhibition, Location, at AVA Gallery.

Courtesy of Location Studio Practice. Vanessa Tembane. ‘Corpos de água (Bodies of water). 2021, Digital print on tripple thread fabric , 100 x 150 cm

With works on display by Matty Monethi, Vanessa Tembane, Lucie Adjoa Pavy, Bongiwe Phakati, Tshiamo Molemo, Bulumko Mbete and Anna Sango, Location serves as a gesture into the processes of ‘making ourselves’ and the study of memory. Whilst their chosen mediums are unique, their work is informed by their united link to the African diaspora, exploration of geography displacement and memory-mapping. The exhibition embraces mediums of acrylic on canvas, collage on paper, print on fabric and video to screen, releasing unrested memories from its obtunded state and allowing for vague feelings of Identity-making and Place-making to crystallise into something more concrete.

Courtesy of Location Studio Practice. Tshiamo Moleko 
Courtesy of Location Studio Practice. Bulumko Mbete. ‘Tsomo to Elsies River. 2021 Digital print on cotton. Dimensions variable

The exhibition is followed by an afterparty at Ghost CPT, which is also home to The Other Radio. The lineup, which leads from the evening into the night, includes performances and DJ sets by Sky Dladla, Bonga Kwana, Fernando, Funkyblackdude and Shakes.

The after-party details

Thursday, April 28 2o22, 19:00 – 23:30. 

Ghost (loop street). Organised by Boredom Studios.

Tickets for the afterparty will be pre-sold at R50 on Quicket.



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