Situation, featuring works by:
Opening: 3 November 2016, 6pm
Location: The Point of Order, corner Bertha and Stiemans streets, Noswal Hall, Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
Situation is a contemporary art exhibition reflecting on 50 years of kidney transplantation in South Africa. ‘Situation’ describes the way in which something is placed in relation to its surroundings, as well as denoting an unavoidable state of affairs. The exhibition, Situation, speaks to the ethical concerns and the socio-politics surrounding organ transplantation in South Africa, and the role our history in it. It is an intricate conversation between the works and context, a ‘situation’ in which you are invited to partake.
Through the works of the selected artists – Situation critically engages in varying ideas of personhood, accessibility, mortality, and spirituality present in transplantation.
Situation is a collaboration between the Wits School of Arts, the Wits Donald Gordon Medical Centre and the Wits Institute for Social and Economic Research. As a part of this collaboration, students studying curation as part of the postgraduate History of Art programme have been commissioned to produce an exhibition that responds to the often unseen circumstances surrounding organ transplantation in South African today.
Performance: Nwele Olude by Sikhumbuzo Makandula, 10 November 2016, 6.30pm
Walkabout & Conversation: 12 November 2016, 12pm
Closing: 12 November 2016, 2pm
Exhibition Hours: Monday – Friday 3pm – 5pm, Saturday 10am – 12pm
Curators: Kerry-Lee Clark, Bahlakoana Lesemane, Tshegofatso Mabaso, and Gontse Mathabathe.