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The Kalashnikovv Gallery was established in 2013 by long term collaborators M.J Turpin and Matthew Dean Dowdle, out of frustration with the current South African Contemporary Art world and by extension, the prevailing “white cube” gallery discourse. They chose to create a hybrid space, bouncing to and fro between an independent artist run space, project space and commercial gallery space. Another key factor in the gallery’s inception was the decision not to compartmentalise creativity by showing art that is solely validated through academic practice and saleability. The Kalashnikovv ethos will forever champion the progressive alternative, the “outsider”, the artist as curator and the independent artist in all their creative guises and manifestations. Their existence is an endeavour to change perceptions around art, to move the industry forward as a whole, to be a catalyst for change and to make art accessible for all. Kalashnikovv strives to create exhibitions and scenarios that will cause artists, curators and the public to question their own place in this ever evolving art world.
This allows Kalashnikovv to be the first gallery to stop asking what art is, and rather answer where it can be found.
The Walkabout follows the zine and group show, Dead Town, that features work from over 30 South African photographers using analogue film. The showcase focuses on the South African film niche in order to expand the medium as a means of classic documentation, while also highlighting the excellent stream of local photographers who continue to explore the format.
Physical copies of the limited edition photo zine will be on sale, as well as select photo prints.The zine is A5 in size with 92 silk pages, in black & white and colour, stamped and hand-numbered.
PostDigital 2016/2017 is about concept, process and residency.
What happens offline?
What happened online?
Artists have been encouraged interrogate their own experience of the residency, their process and how they produced work. Floating Reverie has encouraged the artists to maintain the essence of the digital residency during the 2Weeks, the process and research
and to engage with their own experience during the residency.
With this consideration and further development, artists are taking their initial engagement and re-locating it from a virtual, digital space, into a physical, real space.
Corner of Bertha & Jorissen Streets
100 Juta street, Braamfontein
Corner Jan Smuts and Bolton Roads
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
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19 Keyes Avenue
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142 Jan Smuts Avenue