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Exhibition

CLASH

The Bag Factory is excited to announce its partnership with Professor Higgins and Professor Dhupa and the Nottingham Trent University. The Bag Factory would like to invite you to join us for the public opening of:

Clash

The elements of something presented that immediately precede or follow an event and experience that points towards its taking place.
When: Wednesday, 21 September 2016 Time: 5:30pm -8:30pm Where: Bag Factory, 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg Contact: 011 834 9181 || info@bagfactoryart.org.za

Genesis

The amount of material and the powerful nature of the material created from the 72 Hour Jam (in Johannesburg in September 2015, at the Ithuba Gallery) has inspired the participants of this project to want to continue the engagement between nations. The ‘Jam’ was hosted at the Ithuba Gallery Johannesburg and the subtext of the 72 Hour Jam was ‘Intercultural Dialogue for the Progress of Art and Civil Society.’ With this in mind we also explored areas such as Cultural Policy, Mobility issues affecting artists and general populations, the potential of the NGO and Charities Sector in South Africa and increasing the knowledge of African nations among the participants from Europe. The content and dialogue was rich, much of it riven with different and exciting tensions. It was these, which brought about the theme - Clash The exhibition will feature: Actions, objects, sculpture/materiality and forms, image, drawing, texts, spatial questioning and moving image. The exhibition forms inter-related relationships that will propose something that is becoming, caught between taking place or has just taken place. The exhibited material is part of an on-going artistic research inquiry exploring themes of intercultural dialogue, the role of the artist as advocate and what role can art practices, artistic methodologies and artefacts play in representing unseen, hidden and overlooked ‘clashes’ of conflict? This may address or respond to questions inherent in creative production itself or actions to produce art, the use of materials, images or address historical or political episodes. Rather than offering fixed positions the aim is to create an imaginative and creative space through the exhibition for the tension and clash between conflicting ideas and investigation to be explored through discussion. The proposal recognises the urgency of integrating collaborative and cross disciplinary approaches in response and need to address contemporary conflict as it grows ever more complex. Text

Exhibiting Artists:

Andile Buka (SA) Michael Cheesman (SA) Professor Venu Dhupa (UK) Craig Fisher (UK) Professor Duncan Higgins (UK) Caswell Lengoabala (SA) Erica Lüttich (SA) Tatenda Magaisa (SA) Io Makandal (SA) Peter Mammes (SA) Dr Ana Souto (UK)
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Events, Exhibition

Restore the Feeling

The Bag Factory Artists' Studios presents: "Restore the Feeling", a solo project by studio artist Bogosi Sekhukhuni.

"Restore the Feeling" is a one night only event that marks the end of Bogosi's year long residency at the Bag Factory Artists' Studios. When: Thursday, 28 July Time: 6pm -8:30pm Where: 10 Mahlatini Street, Fordsburg Contact: info@bagfactortyart.org.zaabc
Events, Open Studios

Joburg – Tehran Open Studio/Potluck

The Bag Factory Artists' Studios invites you to: Joburg - Tehran Open Studio/Potluck. Open Studio/Potluck is an opportunity to engage with Iran - South Africa residency participants, Naadira Patel, Jenna Bass, Seyed Amin Bagheri and Janan Nozari. Join them from 11am for an open studio and artists in conversation about work they have produced during their residency at the Bag Factory. In addition to this they will be preparing some food inspired by their respective cultures: Iranian, South African, Jewish and Indian. For preparation purposes it would be great if you could let us know if you’ll be coming. We will make a limited amount of food, so first come, first serve!abc