District Six 50th Commemoration Print Exchange – Exhibition now on at the District Six Museum Homecoming Centre

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A collaboration of 50 artists commemorating 50 Years since District Six was declared a White Group Area in 1966. 60 000 people were forcibly removed.

Curated by Penny George from the Cape Peninsula University’s Service Design Department in collaboration with the District Six Museum and Hardground Printing Studio. Featuring new work by artists – Lionel Davis, Garth Erasmus, Jonathan Comerford, Kim Berman, Julie Brewis, Sipho Mdanda, Ayesha Price, Lesego Motsiri, Manfred Zylla, Donovan Ward, Tina Smith, Sophie Peters, Micah Chisholm, amongst others

Exhibition Open to the public: Wednesday, 9 November – Wednesday, 14 December 2016

Viewing: Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 16:00

Venue: District Six Museum Homecoming Centre, 15a Buitenkant Street

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Please join a guided tour of the exhibition on Saturday 3 December 2016 at 12:00

Enquiries: Zahra Hendricks

Tel: 021 466 7200

Email: reception@districtsix.co.za

 

 

RE[AS]SISTING NARRATIVES

A FRAMER FRAMED / DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM exhibition

23 November – 13 December 2016

 

Enquiries about the opening on Wednesday, 23 November at 17h30: Zahra Hendricks \ reception@districtsix.co.za \ 021 4667200

Public Education Programme (PEP): Exhibition walk about and panel discussion featuring the curators and artists – Chandra Frank and Judith Westerveld (NL); Justin Davy, Tasneem Mononoke Wentzel and Toni Stuart (SA): Friday, 25th November at 17h30

DISTRICT SIX MUSEUM HOMECOMING CENTRE

15 Buitenkant Sreet, Cape Town // districtsix.co.za

Open Monday – Saturday, 09h00 – 16h00 // Free entry

Directions: https://goo.gl/maps/dhNEMduDsqD2

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District Six Museum and Framer Framed, a platform for arts & culture in Amsterdam, present a unique collaborative exhibition: Re(as)sisting Narratives, curated by Chandra Frank. The exhibition explores lingering legacies of colonialism between South Africa and the Netherlands through engaging with contemporary artists from both countries. Re(as)sisting Narratives is the result of a two-year project between three partners from both The Netherlands and South Africa: Framer Framed (NL), District Six Museum (SA) and Centre for Curating the Archive (SA).

The exhibition is on show in The Netherlands and South Africa, partly overlapping: at Framer Framed (Amsterdam) from 28 August – 27 November, at District Six Museum (Cape Town) from 23 November – 13 December.

Participating artists explore broader themes such as race, gender, memory, trauma and spatiality in their work. At District Six Museum, the exhibition features Burning Museum, Toni Stuart & Kurt Orderson and Judith Westerveld. At Framer Framed, the exhibition also includes Mohau Modisakeng, Athi-Patra Ruga and Mary Sibande. The artists in this show are connected by a shared interest in evoking and readdressing that what is left behind, that what is (in)visible, and a visual fusion of reality and fantasy to create new ways of being.

READ MORE:

Framer Framedhttp://tinyurl.com/jd4ak4l

Chandra Frank – http://tinyurl.com/jhf3t7y

Burning Museum – http://tinyurl.com/grhghff

Toni Stuarthttp://tinyurl.com/jocxzf3

Kurt Ordeson – http://tinyurl.com/gpdsomr

Judith Westerveld – http://www.judithwesterveld.nl/

BOXING GHOSTS: Seminar with the Institute for the Humanities in Africa, UCT

EXHIBITION OPENING

Kurt Campbell’s ‘Boxing Ghosts’ exhibition opens at 13h00 on Saturday, 23rd May 2015, at the D6M Homecoming Centre. The exhibition features augmented reality and live boxing demonstrations!

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The Institute for the Humanities in Africa (HUMA), UCT will facilitate a public conversation about ‘Boxing in the life of the city’ on the same day of the exhibition opening. Speakers include the artist, Kurt Campbell.

The Heavy-Bag Boxing Gym

The boxing gym installed in the gallery serves as a functional public artwork. It is a modern recreation of the famed “Western Cape Sporting Club” situated in the District Six area circa 1915.

The gym is accessible for the duration of the exhibition. At various times of the day, professional instructors will be present to demonstrate how to ‘throw a punch’ correctly.

This gym will travel to various locations around the city to encourage the practice of disciplining both the body and the mind, a crucial aspect of life for the boxers featured in this exhibition.

Those who make use of the boxing gym do so at their own risk.

Viewer engaging the interactive artworks

This exhibition deploys a variety of three-dimensional objects associated with the practice and training of boxing. These objects are brought into conversation with the District Six Museum Boxing Archive using interactive technology. This technology incorporates tablet computers and augmented reality software that make digital archival images visible to the viewer.

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Boxer Sam Andrews; Donor – Barney de Vries

 

Advert for boxing match at the National Theatre, William Street, District Six, 1915. Donor: Maurice Hommel

Advert for boxing match at the National Theatre, William Street, District Six, 1915. Donor: Maurice Hommel

BOXING GHOSTS: An exhbition by Kurt Campbell

Boxing Ghosts is an interactive art exhibition that engages the District Six Museum archive on boxing. It is curated by artist, Kurt Campbell

Opening on Saturday, 23 May @ 13hoo

District Six Museum Homecoming Centre

15 Buitenkant Street Cape Town

Daily gallery hours: 10h00 -14h00
23 May-6 June 2015

For more information

Tina Smith:  tina@districtsix.co.za

Tel: +27214667200

About the artist: http://www.kurt-campbell.com/