Corner of Bertha & Jorissen Streets
Wednesday – Sunday
10:00 – 16:00 Visit Website
Wits Art Museum is home to an extraordinary collection of African art, including contemporary and historical art from South Africa and art from West and Central Africa.
The Museum is one of Johannesburg’s premier tourist attractions, along with the Apartheid Museum and Constitution Hill. It is part of the Wits University Cultural Precinct, just three blocks from Nelson Mandela Bridge.
Afterlife by Ross Passmoor is a fragment of the South African multidisciplinary artist's creative Ph.D. The doctoral degree examines some of the ongoing moments of making that constitute an artistic practice. Building on Tunnel Vision, a solo exhibition held at the Point of Order in 2017, the artist continues to explore some of the ways in which discarded materials found near the artist's home can be worked with. A sense of history is thus generated through the material, as well as a rootedness to the spaces the artist himself frequents.
Beyond collecting and working with found materials, Passmoor's practice relies on the constant documentation of the work. Moving through phases of collecting, making, documenting, collaging and exhibiting as a process that is used to reflect on the nature of the creative practice and inform the direction of the artworks.
Afterlife takes ownership over and responsibility for the materials, establishing revised and new histories for the objects. It probes at questions around possession of space, the translation of spaces through objects, the development of a new histories through process, and the interrelatedness of art object and artefact.
The Exhibition runs from 8 April 2018 to 15 July 2018, Wednesday to Sunday.
10h00 to 16h00
Simmonds St & Frederick St
Cnr Bertha and Stiemens streets
155 Jan Smuts Avenue
17 Lower Park Drive Corner Kerry Road
Cnr Melle and De Korte Streets
142 Jan Smuts Avenue
163 Jan Smuts Avenue
19 Keyes Avenue
138 Jan Smuts Avenue