Wild Wild Life
The debauchery of man
15 April – 26 July
Featuring South African artists:
Æiden Swan, Collen Maswanganyi, Conrad Botes, Ella Cronje, Frans Mulder (1955 – 2019), Hannalie Taute, Luan Nel, Marinda Combrinck, Marinda Du Toit, Peter van Straten, Stephen Rosin, Thina Dube, Tracy Payne
A note from the curator:
This exhibition, which I curated, was supposed to open today at the beautiful Gallery at Glen Carlou with informative speeches, an exciting performance by Æiden Swan and obviously superb wine. I have been working on it since September 2019 and most artists have been working on the art since October, November 2019.
Due to the extraordinary past few weeks we had to rethink and restructure an exhibition like never before and will relaunch it now on the 15th of April via the website here.
Originally it was visualized and created to tell the amazing story of our collective frustration with the double standards society and in particular corporations holds when it comes to earth and all its glorious inhabitants. It was reflective of the contrast between what we say and how we act and how society is providing us with all the possible tools to feel as if we belong, at the very time we are destroying our planet.
It was always meant to be provocative. We wanted to showcase the extraordinary talent of our participating artists without limits and perhaps even shock a few viewers with its brutal and honest look at the subject matter, but also show the beauty of these tough topics.
I am still extremely proud and incredibly grateful to the participating artists for their honesty and dedication and hope that we will eventually see the exhibition the way I imagined it. Here, today, I am sharing just a little teaser of what will be shown later._
I also want to thank The Gallery at Glen Carlou for their unquestionable dedication to this exhibition under this extremely difficult situation. I salute you for giving us the opportunity to continue and not simply cancel the show.
A full catalogue will be made available here on the 15th of April.
For further information, catalogue details and purchase enquiries contact Christa Swart [email protected]
Much creativity and please stay safe.