Free entry to the Castle of Good Hope 14 & 15 December 2012, sponsored by the MTN SA Foundation

  • Posted: Dec 14, 2012

This year, MTN New Contemporaries Award 2012 finalists comprised four collaborations. The group of artists has been working in collaborative units under the leadership of guest curator, lecturer and art historian, Portia Malatjie, to mount an exhibition of their work in the Iziko B-Block at the Castle of Good Hope.

The area referred to as B Block, which is operated by Iziko Museums of South Africa, is maze-like, intricate and winding with surprising staircases, linking the three floors in different combinations. These spaces, redolent with the history of colonialism, are among the oldest remaining parts of the Castle, and are soon to be transformed with contemporary art works including video projections, installations, photographs, sculpture and performance art, exploring history and contemporary meanings.

The exhibition is open to the public from 13 December 2013 until 25 January 2013. MTN SA Foundation is sponsoring free entry to the Castle on 14 and 15 December 2012. The MTN New Contemporaries Award is a biennial competition managed by the MTN SA Foundation. The competition is designed to identify and promote young contemporary artists who have not yet received critical acclaim but who are positioned to be the next leaders in the contemporary art sector.

Media enquiries contact Melody Kleinsmith on tel: 021 481 3861 cell: 0731074955 or via email onmkleinsmith@iziko.org.za


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