Monday, March 21, 2011


The second installment of the HumanEarth exhibition series, curated by Cape Town based artist Nastasha Daniels, will be hosted by the North West University Botanical Gardens Gallery in Potchefstroom.

The artists for HumanEarth.2:Re(-)Presentations are:
Abri de Swardt
Janet Ranson
Russel Goodman
Hannalie Taute
SCAPES project artists: Janet Botes, Di Smith, Andrée Bonthuys, Leli Hoch

HumanEarth aims to shed some understanding on the relationship between human and nature, while encouraging dialogue and reflection on this complex relationship. The NWU botanical garden is among the 12 largest gardens of its kind in the country, and the gallery hosts art exhibitions throughout the year.

The Scapes Project, which is also included and shown as part of the exhibition, is another ongoing art project that focuses on human involvement with nature-dialogue. Contemporary art practises such as installation- and performance art are included as part of this project. The work shown at the exhibition will be Land Art prints. Land Art is a practice where the artist don't use the natural landscape only as reference and inspiration, but works physically with and within the landscape, using primarily natural found materials. The artworks are often ephemeral and transient, destroyed or decayed by natural processes like the wind and rain, and are therefore captured photographically to capture the moment.

The exhibition opens on 6 April at 5:30pm, at the NWU Botanical Gardens Gallery
Viewing: Mon – Fri, 10:00-16:00
Exhibition ends 2 May

For more information about the exhibition and gallery contact:
Elani Willemse
Tel: 018 299 2753

For more information about the HumanEarth exhibition series and/or to participate, contact:
Nastasha Daniels
Artist, curator and organiser of HumanEarth exhibitions
Cell. 0788577551

No comments:

Post a Comment