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Hannah Höch Flight 1931, Collage, 23 x 18.4 cm

Apparently I have a work on this exhibition… should be a very interesting show regardless of whether you spot it or not*.

‘Dada South?’, curated by Roger van Wyk and Kathryn Smith presents a collision of artistic strategies and forms that reflect the impact of Dada; works conceived and enacted in the spirit of Dada, and which seek to question the conventions, values and function of art in a troubled society. The juxtaposition of works from South Africa and from abroad, aims to examine the significance of non-western cultures in Dada practice. It also provides an opportunity to consider an alternative history of resistance in a culture of isolation and repression in South Africa, one that intersects with the canon of ‘resistance art’, but which deviates into forms that are less didactic, more eclectic and experimental.

On exhibition will be historical Dada works and publications by Marcel Duchamp, George Grosz, Raoul Hausmann, John Heartfield, Hannah Höch, Man Ray, Hans Richter and Sophie Täuber-Arp are assembled for exhibition alongside works and objects by Jane Alexander, Walter Battiss, Willem Boshoff, Candice Breitz, Kendell Geers, Neil Goedhals, Wopko Jensma, Robin Rhode, and Lucas Seage among many others.

The opening features a series of performances by Warrick Sony, Donna Kukama and Kemang wa Lehulere and the Iziko Museums Education and Public Programmes, among others.

The work on display is the modified Afrikaans dictionary from ‘words oft error’ (2005)

Dates: 12 December – 28 February

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The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios invites
you to the end-of-year celebratory cocktail launch of the

Portfolio of limited edition photographic prints
from the performance art workshop

Rites of Fealty/Rites of Passage

Documented by art photographer John Hodgkiss

Thursday, 26 November 2009, 6pm­ – 8pm
Bag Factory Gallery, 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg, Johannesburg

Featuring the work of Nadine Hutton, Anthea Moys, Mlu Zondi, Ntando Cele, Rat Western, Ismail Farouk, Murray Turpin, Bronwyn Lace, Kemang wa Lehulere, Dinkies Sithole, Johan Thom.

Following the one-night exhibition of new performance artworks by a group of emerging South African artists held in July 2008, the Bag Factory presents the Rites of Fealty/ Rites of Passage: Print Portfolio, which comprises ten limited-edition prints from the performances in a beautifully bound portfolio.

Coordinated by pioneering South African performance artist Johan Thom, Rites of Fealty/ Rites of Passage was an exploration of the transformative capacity of art, whereby the artwork is envisioned as a rite of passage through which both artist and viewer may plot alternatives to existing modes of relating to our familiar surroundings, ordinary social interactions, physical gestures and use of language. In this way art may act as a gateway that embodies the possibility for personal and societal change through direct action and physical participation.

To watch excerpts of the performances on YouTube, go to: <http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ubw6M5dtGM4>.

This workshop and exhibition are made possible by:

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