“Although there are a multitude of historical and cultural connections, Australia is yet to experience the richness of the African contemporary art movement, which has been taking the world by storm over the past several years. Like Australia, Africa is emerging from a colonial past to forge a new contemporary cultural identity, acknowledging the pain of the past and struggles of the present, but with eyes firmly on the future with courage, honesty and optimism.”
“Urban Axis, as our first exhibition, lays the foundations for effective collaboration and artistic innovation across our two continents. Perth and Fremantle occupy a unique central place between Australia, Africa and Asia and together have the capacity to play a pivotal role in cultural exchange between these three regions,” says Gerald Sanyangore, founder and co-curator.”
Curated by Sanyangore, Valerie Kabov and Roelof van Wyk, in collaboration with leading Southern African galleries, the exhibition will present over 100 works by 47 artists. The artists presenting works spanning all media from painting to video and performance, assert themselves not just as important new voices in the world of art, but also important interlocutors for cultural engagement and dialogue between our two continents. Working at the highest level of international level they give an insight of what urban Africa is like right now.
Admire KAMUDZENGERERE (b. Zimbabwe), Andrew KAYSER (b. South Africa), Angus TAYLOR (b. South Africa), Arya LALLOO (b. South Africa), Athi-Patra RUGA (b. South Africa), Ayanda MABULU (b. South Africa), Ditte HAARLØV JOHNSEN (b. Denmark), Duncan WYLIE (b. Zimbabwe), Elize VOSSGATTER (b. South Africa), Gerald MACHONA (b. Zimbabwe), Grace CROSS (b. Zimbabwe), Gresham Tapiwa NYAUDE (b. Zimbabwe), Haroon GUNN-SALIE (b. South Africa), Helen TEEDE (Zimbabwe), Jabulani DHLAMINI (b. South Africa), Jake SINGER (b. South Africa), Jason BRONKHORST (b. South Africa), Jeanne GAIGHER (b. South Africa), Jimmy CHUCHU (b. Kenya), Jo ROGGE (b. South Africa), Julio RIZHI (b. Zimbabwe), Justin DINGWALL (b. South Africa), Larita ENGELBRECHT (b. South Africa), Lhola AMIRA (b. South Africa), Lauren WEBBER (b. USA), Luami CALITZ (b. South Africa), Marlene STEYN (b. South Africa), Mary SIBANDE (b. South Africa), Maurice MBIKAYI (b. Democratic Republic of Congo), Meza WEZA (b. Zimbabwe), Michael MACGARRY (b. South Africa), Miriro MWANDIYAMBIRA, (b. Zimbabwe), Mohau MODISAKENG (b. South Africa), Mxolisi, Vusi BEAUCHAMP (b. South Africa), Nicola BRANDT (b. Namibia), Pedro PIRES (b. Angola), Rabia WILLIAMS (b. USA), Richard BUTLER-BOWDON (b. South Africa), Shannon WALSH (b. South Africa), Sophia VAN WYK (b. South Africa), Thania PETERSEN (b. South Africa), Thenjiwe Niki NKOSI (b. USA), Thomas MUZIYIRWA (b. Zimbabwe),Troy MAKAZA (b. Zimbabwe), Vincent BEZUIDENHOUT (b. South Africa), Wycliffe MUNDOPA (b. Zimbabwe), Zemba LUZAMBA (b. Democratic Republic of Congo)
133 ARTS Foundation, Johannesburg
Dionysus Sculpture Works, Pretoria
Ebony Curated, Cape Town
ELA Angola, Luanda
Everard Read/CIRCA, Cape Town
First Floor Gallery Harare, Harare
Gallery MOMO, Cape Town
Goodman Gallery, Cape Town
Guns & Rain, Johannesburg
Hazard Gallery, Johannesburg
Kalashnikovv Gallery, Johannesburg
Lizamore & Associates, Johannesburg
SMAC, Cape Town
SMITH Studio, Cape Town
What If The World, Cape Town
Urban Axis will be held at Fremantle’s PS Art Space and accompanied by a curated program of talks, guided tours, master-classes, screenings and music events.
In addition to the main exhibition, a series of Another Antipodes Inc. produced events and interventions will be hosted at the State Theatre Centre as well as spaces throughout the Perth CBD and Northbridge from 6 to 25 June 2017. The Engine of Progress in-situ work invites Zimbabwean artist Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude to re-imagine the African taxi in an open studio car painting installation. Breach video installation project will feature major works by leading African film and video artists, as part of the City of Perth Winter Arts Festival taking place at the State Theatre of Western Australia and Knight Frank/AMP Pavilions for African Film.
SPONSORS AND PARTNERS: MJA Studio, South African Airways, Quest Hotel Fremantle, City of Fremantle, City of Perth, Knight Frank, Art Africa Magazine and Art on the Move.
Official website of Another Antipodes Exhibition-Urban Axis: www.anotherantipodes.com Official hashtag:#anotherantipodes
Another Antipodes Exhibition: Urban Axis Exhibition Opens 17 June – 22 July 2017, PS Art Space, Fremantle
Tickets – $10 (full price), $8 (concession)
Professional Previews 9 June – 16 July, 2017 invitation only
ABOUT ANOTHER ANTIPODES
Another Antipodes Inc. is an incorporated visual arts promotion organisation that strives to strengthen cross-cultural communication and to forge greater inter-cultural understanding between Australia and Africa. Our focus is on building bridges and fostering dialogue through the presentation of exciting, socially engaged contemporary African and African-Australian art. Through exhibition, educational programs and community outreach, Another Antipodes Inc. celebrates and actively supports diversity, improves community inclusiveness and fosters cross- cultural participation within culturally and linguistically diverse communities and the wider Australian population.
The Another Antipodes Exhibition is our principal annual event that is supported through an ongoing program of events throughout the year.
MEDIA ENQUIRIES: Gerald Sanyangore, firstname.lastname@example.org +61 450 658 859