Constitution is hosting an exhibition of outstanding contemporary South Africa art works from the Nandos Art Initiative Collection. The selection of works by artists such as Gerhard Marx, Liza Grobler and Maurice Mbikayi include sculptures, installation and other large works made using mosaic tiling, ceramic and beads.
The artworks have been installed in different parts of the museum rather than a single exhibition area and each artwork has been carefully chosen to relate to the historical space it occupies.
The exhibition is a result of a collaboration between Constitution Hill, Nandos and Yellowwoods Art and ends on 23 May 2015.
Times: Weekdays 9am- 4pm and Weekends 10 am- 3pm.
The exhibition features artworks by artists who have worked with Nandos Art during the past decade. These artists are also being celebrated for having stood out as tenacious pioneers who use their art to influence society and change minds.
Here’s a bit more about some of the work on exhibit:
Half Square is a ceramic art product born out of collaboration between the artists and skilled ceramic artisans from Spier Arts Academy Mosaic Studio. Artistic collaboration is integral to Half Square, with designs commissioned from select artists to be translated into ceramic relief artworks by highly trained ceramicists. Liza Grobler is a tenacious artist with a signature aesthetic involving bright colours and diverse media. She’s completed four Half Square installations including a piece in Kloof Street, Cape Town that consisted of over 6000 Half Square tiles in over 100 custom colours as well as a commission for a Half Square installation at Chicago’s first Nandos.
These works are displayed in the shower courtyard which provided a rare opportunity for prisoners in The Old Fort to see the open sky above Johannesburg. The installations by Grobler, Scattered Sun and Midnight Hour remind us how intensely beautiful the colourful fragments of day or night sky must have been to prisoners locked inside these gloomy walls.
Venue: The Old Fort at Constitution Hill: 11 Kotze street, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.