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Assemblage aims to be a central hub – through sharing, connecting & participating – for the Johannesburg visual arts community to network and promotes professionalism, excellence and innovation.
Inconceivable Space: Constructing the Void is a solo exhibition by Mmabatho Grace Mokalapa supported by The African Arts Trust in partnership with Assemblage, that addresses ideas of transcendental environments and void spaces that move beyond reality, beyond reason, into the unknown. These works are suggestive of imaginary or otherworldly spaces that evoke emotions of anticipation which brings upon a mind-body and space encounter with the void. Mokalapa’s work is focused on the subjective experience(s) of spaces. Her interests lie in spatial voids and spaces that are often depersonalized, hostile, infinite and yet also uncanny and transcendental. Mokalapa’s work draws from an interest in how our psyche and ideas of “self” are transformed through an encounter with an external stimulus. She believes that transcendental space, has the ability to affect our perception and understanding of our bodies within them. As we encounter these spaces, our psychological, aesthetic and physical relations shift, whilst simultaneously allowing us to imagine ourselves within a space that is part reality and part fiction.
Mokalapa explores this relationship with space through a series of drawings, paintings, sculptures and installation works. Her intention is to create an environment in which the viewer is transported away from the outside world.
Please join us for a glass of wine, sponsored by Norman Good Fellows, on the opening night of Inconceivable Space: Constructing the Void
Date: 7 June 2018
Venue : 153 Smit Service Str, Braamfontein (Old Kalashnikovv Gallery)
Show runs until 30 June 2018
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