68 Juta Street, Braamfontein
Monday - Friday
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 15:00
BKhz, situated in the heart of the Braamfontein creative hub functions as a gallery and studio space for artist Banele Khoza. The space is a consequence of the artists’ initial desire to have a space to create and represent himself from, but has since developed into a gallery that facilitates access into the art industry through exhibitions, gallery activations and a series of masterclasses. Banele Khoza describing his vision for the inception of the space mentions:
“I have been saving for the past five years. This is a God-given space. It is a place of love before it is a gallery or a studio. It is a home for myself and everyone who walks into it. People come first.”
The gallery space functions as a platform for emerging and established artists, curators and art practitioners. It is run by a team of art practitioners who are dedicated to activating the space through the curation of exciting and engaging exhibitions as well as informative public programming. Through, this exercise the BKhz team hope to promote a critical engagement within the arts and to contribute towards the development of a vibrant and sustainable art industry in South Africa.
Process: An exhibition presented by the BKhz Studio
In keeping with the primary objective which is to provide an alternative exhibition space to emerging and established artists, BKhz will be hosting the exhibition aptly titled Process.
Process stems from an intrigue vis-a-vis the way visual artists create worlds through their practice. In this exhibition that centres the work of art as a work in process, the artists Lady $kollie, Mashudu Nevhutalu, Chris Soal, Sharon Moses, Allen Laing, Ke Neil We, XiaoCheng Hu, Tatenda Chidora and Matt Hazell have been requested to engage the space by creating works that highlight their process of creating art.
Matt Hazell, one the artist featured, describes his process as one that is:
“currently in flux shifting between mediums and conceptual concerns so I can create a space in which to learn and progress after feeling somewhat stagnant in my art practice. I generally work on multiple works at once as I can let works breathe when I am uncertain how to progress them”
The creation of the work will happen in the gallery space, with the development of the artworks occurring in the confines of the space and in full view of the gallery-going public. The show is being realised as part of an attempt to stay true to the spaces’ initial function as a studio space where its initiator Banele Khoza could expose the public to the full breadth and scope of his art practice, from his inspiration, pre-planning to the actual painting and finally the exhibition. Banele Khoza is now extending this thinking around the creation of artwork to the aforementioned artists.
Join for this exhibition that promises to be an enthralling experience that exposes the richness and diversity of artistic practice.
The show runs from the 13th of April 2019 to the 26th of May 2019 at the BKhz studio on 68 Juta Street in Braamfontein, Johannesburg.
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
Corner of Bertha & Jorissen Streets
138 Jan Smuts Avenue
155 Jan Smuts Avenue
Cnr Melle and De Korte Streets
Corner of Juta of De Beer Streets
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