ART AFFAIR

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The Turbine Art Fair is an annual South African art exhibition that takes place
at the Turbine Hall in Newtown, Johannesburg. When I attended it for the first time
last year, I was rather underwhelmed by the showcases. This year’s exhibition was
on from 16-19 July, and with my expectations at a minimum, I decided to check it
out once again. To my pleasant surprise I was blown away.

 

Walking through the art exhibition is an emotional trip.
One minute you’re engaging with pieces that mentally transport you to places with
sunshine, rainbows and ponies and the next minute you are taken to places of gloom. Over
and above the emotional impact of it all, it’s quite amazing to see the various mediums
used to produce the art; the creativity is incredible.

 

Below are some of the items that stood out for me this year:

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Remembrance by Benon Lutaaya

2015, Acrylic on canvas

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“The 99 Series” Part Seven,by Aida Muluneh

2014,Photographic print

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Origins of life by Lindelani Ngwenya

Coated copper wire

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Conversation with frog by Lindelani Ngwenya

Coated copper wire

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Orphan of Marikana by Lindelani Ngwenya

Coated copper wire

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Sharing is caring by Sheperd Ndudzo

Ironwood

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Solid Individually by Jane Eppel

Shards 1-40

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Blue Boy by Nelson Makomo

Oil on canvas

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Nguni – Blom by Neo Matloga

Mixed media

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Echo says believe by Vivien Kohler

2014, Found metal objects, grout and oil on board

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MILK TIT$$$ by Callan Grecia

2014, oil on canvas

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Ahead by Modisa Motsomi

Ceramic, wood and thread

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False Security by Modisa Motsomi

Ceramic and Wood

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By Condrad Bo

Acrylic enamel on canvas

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Cut Both Ways by Audrey Anderson

Ink on shwe shwe

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Steve Jobs by Ark (Rhys Jenkins and Keiran Kruger)

Chipboard, screws and acrylic paint

Yes, this portrait is made out of SCREWS!!

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By Asanda Kupa

Oil on canvas

According to Asanda, this piece is a depiction of crowds.

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Conflict by Chemu Ng’ok

2014, Oil on canvas

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Enchanted Path III by Dario Manjate

Medium-Collage

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Brooding by Kelly John Gough

Oil on wood

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Opportunist by Pat Sithole

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Pic 24

A hard -hitting installation that highlights the apathetic
attitude towards rape cases.The centre piece is surrounded by condoms.

 
 

Published: 2015-07-20 - 19:25:47


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