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Mall of Africa Art Collective 2017
October 11, 2017 - October 29, 2017
This month, visitors to Mall of Africa are in for a treat because they’ll be able to shop, dine and take in some amazing works of art, as the mall will be hosting Art Collective, a group exhibition of contemporary art, from Wednesday, 11 October until the end of the month. The works of 30 talented up-and-coming and some established artists, mostly South African, will be exhibited on Level 5 in the Crystal Court and heading towards the Woolworths Court and Town Square. Paintings and sculptures focusing on a variety of subjects, including the subconscious, science and religion, township life, politics and social upheaval, nature, time and hope, will be on display. The artworks have been executed using a wide variety of materials, methods and styles, including abstract expressionism, realism, perfectionism, satire, Barcode (one of the signature features of the Superblur movement that originated from the concept that in today’s world, everything seems to be barcoded) and Caturism (where the natural structure of a subject is broken down and emphasised in lines). Artists participating in Mall of Africa’s Art Collective include Alex Krenz, Dario Mangate, Berjolais Pozniak, Anelle Steyn, Ayanda Mabulu, Shereen Lurie, Braam Naude, Linda Hanna, McCloud Simango, Conrad Bo, Vincent Mbeje, Splash Motong, TI Mkhwanazi, Khotso Kupi, Dbongz Mahlathi, Siyabonga Mlambi, Simphiwe Mlangeni, Oni Mkoki, Eric Sher, Loaya and Mbulelo Mabuto. (Most South Africans will be aware of Ayanda Mabulu, who came to the public’s attention a few years ago with his critical and controversial works of President Jacob Zuma.) Sculptors whose work will be on display include Cecelia Wilmont, Rohan Janse van Vuuren, Cobus Haupt and Melanie van Zyl. A number of the artists will be at Mall of Africa during weekends to discuss their works and the stories behind their inspiration with customers, who will also be able to buy any pieces that catch their eye. Visitors who have always fancied the idea of being immortalised in a work of art can have their likeness done by portrait artist Barry Fisher, who specialises in realism and hyperrealism portraits. Alternatively, should time be an issue, customers who can’t sit for a portrait can give Fisher a great-quality photograph that he can use as reference and they can collect their portrait at a time that is convenient for them. (Barry Fisher will be at Mall of Africa every day except Mondays.) Venue: Level 5 and Town Square at Mall of Africa For more information, please contact Mall of Africa’s Marketing Department on (010) 596-1470. Mall of Africa trading hours: Monday – Saturday: 09h00-20h00 Sunday and public holidays: 10h00-20h00