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blank projects: NO MORE ICE CREAM - Vanessa Safavi
& AN IMAGINARY SOLUTION - Io Makandal
- 23 Mar 2011 to 9 Apr 2011

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23 Mar 2011 to 9 Apr 2011

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Vanessa Safavi. Plenty of None. 2010
Installation. White sand, clothes, epoxy resin
700 x 500 cm
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Artists in this exhibition: Vanessa Safavi, Io Makandal


NO MORE ICE CREAM
by Vanesse Safavi


Opening: Wednesday 23 March 2011 at 18:00
Exhibition closes 9 April

"No More Ice Cream" is Vanessa Niloufar Safavi's first exhibition in South Africa, and the conclusion to her three month residency in Cape Town supported by Pro Helvetia and blank projects.

The installation, an eclectic ensemble of individual works & objects, is a continuation of Safavi's interest in fusing the contradictions of references from opposing cultures and fields (in this case life & death, industry & nature, affluence & poverty) without declaring the victory of one over the other.

Vanessa Niloufar Safavi (b.1980 Lausanne, Switzerland) graduated in 2007 from the University of Arts, Lausanne. She has had solo exhibitions at Claudia Groefflin (Zürich), CHERT (Berlin), Le Palais Bleu (Trogen), Kunst10 (Zürich Art Fair), NEO, Naphtaline, (Lausanne) and DOM-TOM, Zwanzigquadrameter (Berlin).



AN IMAGINARY SOLUTION
by Io Makandal


Opening: Wednesday 23 March 2011 at 18:00
Exhibition closes 9 April

In continuation with the body of work The Science of Imaginary Solutions exhibited as part of the Graduate Exhibition 2010 at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, Io Makandal resumes with An Imaginary Solution. Through specific mundane materials Makandal attempts to articulate a hybrid vocabulary of liminality between colour relationships and texture, public and private, and function and obliteration of function. Largely reliant on intuitive process, in the method of building, meaning is created. What is created out of the process is in a continuous state of development and decomposition simultaneously. The work lives in a constant state of flux; it is built, set, broken, and transformed with intention, achievement and failure to grasp the transient. In An Imaginary Solution one enters a living space of experimentation and variant of sculptura painting as theatre.

Io Makandal was born in Johannesburg, South Africa in 1987. She recently completed her degree in BA Fine Arts with a specialisation in Painting and Sculpture Studiowork at the Michaelis School of Fine Art in Cape Town. She has participated in a number of group shows; New Suburbia, Platform on 18th, Pretoria (2006), ONTOPOFTHEWORLD, Greenpoint Stadium, Cape Town (2009), One Night Affair, A Word of Art Gallery, Cape Town (2010), Michaelis Graduate Exhibition, Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town (2010)




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