“Memory is tricky stuff. It is laced with duplicity and grandstanding, worse still treacly nostalgia and kitsch. But the past must not be forgotten.”
‘But he doesn’t have anything on!’ currently showing at Commune. 1 explores post-colonialism through the visual language of textiles.
Realism matters little in Marlene Steyn’s inter-braided world, which stars any number of her “selves” sporting fried eggs for knees and twisted tongues.
‘The Void: positive and negative spaces’ is the second solo exhibition of Cape Town based artist Christopher Swift, which opened at Commune.1 on the 24th August.
Christopher Swift’s 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.
A solo show by interdisciplinary artist Greg Streak opens at Commune.1 this week.
This post is about two South African creatives to take note of; commercials director at Frieze Films, Malo 8, and controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu.
Michael Elion is a Cape Town based artist/architect who works mainly on large scale public artworks.
Commune.1 gallery in Cape Town is celebrating their first birthday this month by presenting their first group show.
Roelof van Wyk’s Jong Afrikaner: A Self-Portrait is a published series of portraits of urbanised, creative and engaged Afrikaners who present a challenge to preconceived ideas about Afrikaner identity and values.
After 2 months of renovations, art gallery Commune.1 is opening its doors once again with a brand new exhibition by Dominique Edwards entitled “the distance between us”.
Natasha Norman’s “Further Fictions” and Robyn Nesbitt’s “Damn your eyes, Damn your eyes” open tonight at 6pm at Commune.1. in Wale Street, CT.
A brand new two part show is opening at Commune. 1 gallery in Cape Town on Wednesday.
Having won both the Michaelis Prize in 2009 and the Spier Contemporary Prize in 2010 Swift has arrived a “serious” South African artist. Now with the opening of the new Commune.1 gallery, Swift launches his first solo show, Umlungu.