35 Church Street
Cape Town CBD
Tuesday - Friday
10:00 - 17:00
10:00 - 13:00
17:00 - 20:00 Visit Website
The AVA is a non-profit, membership-based art organisation whose aim is the advancement of visual art.
Tangeni Kambudu's exhibition "More meaningful in your absence" deals with contradicting feelings of exclusion vs equality. His series of meticulously etched mirrors is designed to reflect how we see ourselves and how we relate to one another.
"I decided to investigate identity, power and responsibility by inviting the audiences in with the use of mirrors, a symbol of the potential for self-reflection and realization." - Tangeni Kambudu
The exhibition consists of an installation of eight mirrors shaped like clothing patterns, hanging on a rail, and twelve framed mirror artworks hung from walls. By painstakingly etching away sections of the reflective backing, using a seam ripper from his sowing kit, the artist has create patterns on each mirror. Ultimately, standing in front of a work, gives the viewer a distorted reflection of self in the remaining sections of the mirror. Being reflected in the work, the viewer's image is co-opted into the fabric of the work for a moment, giving meaning and movement to the work that is unique every time, and to each viewer.
21.01.21 - 25.02.21
View the exhibition online at https://www.ava.co.za/current-exhibitions/more-meaningful-in-your-absence
Lounge+, conversations with artists, from our home to yours. The format of the Lounge has sociality at its heart, rather than a 'politics' of art. Answering a longing for a sense of mutuality and the holding of one another as a society. Addressing issues that concern many of us in the Cape Town visual arts eco-system. AVA's salon space has been turned into an optimal brainstorm laboratory, simply called Lounge+, because the physical space is extended virtually, as seamlessly as possible, and because activities here extend way beyond "lounging". From our space in the heart of the mother city, the AVA team gathers artists and art-lovers alike to talk about all things "art", getting to know the people behind the artworks and the exhibitions that we love. To be expected: podcasts, Zoom projections, and hybrid conversations.
The second episode of Lounge + is live!
Join Tangeni Kumbudu as he discusses art, fashion and his solo exhibition entitled "More meaningful in your absence" with host Marinda Claasen.
Stream "Episode 2: Mirror" via our website: https://www.ava.co.za/journal/loungeplusepisode2Loungeor search Lounge+ on your favourite podcast platform.
20 Dixon Street
181 Main Road, Green Point
52 Waterkant Street (CLOSES 8PM)
67 Loop Street (CLOSES 6PM)
Church Square (CLOSES 9PM)
117 Long Street (CLOSES 8PM)
155 Loop Street (CLOSES 8PM)
54 Church Street (CLOSES 8PM)
69 Burg Street (CLOSES 7PM)