153 Smit Service Street
Tuesday – Saturday
10:00 – 15:30 Visit Website
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.
A selection of the featured Kalashnikovv artists from 2017
Especially curated for the young collector of today, the works on view will be a selection of works on paper, from prints to drawings. Focusing on the emerging to mid career market with affordabiltiy and acceccessability being key.
Louis De Villiers(Skullboy)
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
Corner Jan Smuts and Bolton Roads
Corner of Bertha & Jorissen Streets
Corner of Juta of De Beer Streets
19 Keyes Avenue
142 Jan Smuts Avenue
19 Keyes Avenue
90 De Korte Street
144-146 Jan Smuts Avenue