Cnr Bertha and Stiemens streets
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The Point of Order (TPO) is an on-going project implemented by the Division of Visual Arts (DIVA) that functions as an experimental project space managed under the auspices of the exhibitions programme of the Division at the Wits School of Arts (WSOA).
Located beyond the boom, just outside the University grounds, TPO allows for the engagement of works/projects being made at DIVA in a publically accessible exhibition space. The programme covers student or staff led initiatives, and hosts residents, exhibitions, events and project exchanges with local and international individuals and institutions, with a focus on emerging artists from the postgraduate Fine Arts programme as well as upcoming undergraduate students within the DIVA.
The exhibition Re-membering: Memory, Intimacy, Archive features works by South African artists Sharlene Khan and Jordache A. Ellapen from their projects titled When the Moon Waxes Red (2016) and Queering the Archive: Brown Bodies in Ecstasy (2016 - ) respectively. In these projects, through the lens of the ‘Indian’ experience, these artists explore and unsettle notions of memory, race, class, gender, and sexuality in post-apartheid South Africa and comment on the nuances and complexities of everyday life in South Africa.
For her series, Khan works with different visual media like video-art, digital photography, and needle-lace to produce “visual textured narratives”, which narrate the difficult circumstances experienced by migratory women. Ellapen engages archival studio photographs and digital photographs to produce digital “visual assemblages” that disrupts the heteronormative logics of family, community, and nation. Their works jointly speak to everyday experiences and performativities of identities shaped through the tensions of cultural migrations, familial love, loss and mythologies that are too often simplistically and sentimentally rendered. These entanglements add richness to a segment of South African history that is still lacking.
Simmonds St & Frederick St
155 Jan Smuts Avenue
Cnr Melle and De Korte Streets
142 Jan Smuts Avenue
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
19 Keyes Avenue
Corner of Bertha & Jorissen Streets
138 Jan Smuts Avenue