16 Buiten Street
Cape Town 8001
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9:00 - 17:00
9:00 - 13:00
Gallery MOMO is a contemporary art gallery with spaces in Johannesburg and Cape Town, South Africa.The Gallery represents a growing number of international and locally based contemporary artists with a focus on African art and art from the diaspora, in addition to the estates of notable 20th century South African masters such as Dumile Feni and Durant Sihlali.
Since opening its doors in 2003, Gallery MOMO has developed a strong creative and intellectual platform for showcasing a substantial portfolio of South African, continental and international contemporary art. The Johannesburg gallery is known for its lectures, panel discussions and seminars, and hosts a residency program, which provides opportunities to collaborate with artists from around the world. In the Cape Town space, Gallery MOMO has adopted a focus on emerging artists, as well as video artworks.
Gallery MOMO takes part in international art fairs such as The Armory Show, EXPO Chicago, and 1:54. The gallery’s artists are frequently included in exhibitions, biennales and established private and public collections across the globe. These include, among others, the Venice Biennale, Dak’Art, Lyon Biennale, and Havana Biennale.
Gallery MOMO Cape Town is pleased to present aspect : ratio, their fifth annual video exhibition.
Aspect ratio typically refers to the proportional relationship between an image and a two-dimensional plane. But, as computer screens superseded TVs, and computer screens are themselves being abandoned for increasingly immersive mediums, ‘aspect ratio’ runs the risk of becoming archaic, irrelevant to its medium.
The artists in this video exhibition propose a revision of the term and, by extension, the terms of video art generally. Is it still a video if it’s made on a computer program and not a camera? Who is the author of a video that splices or distorts video content made readily available on the internet? Who can claim an interactive work, which requires not a passive audience but viewers who become participants, performers, technicians? These artists are also highlighting problems that arise in a highly videoed world, such as surveillance and consent, commodification and reproduction, exploitation and censorship.
Curated by Keely Shinners
Exhibiting artists include:
Cary Small, Steph Anderson & Jonathan Goschen
Louise Coetzer & Oscar O'ryan
Thom Dreyer, Ross Eyre & Adam Oosthuizen
Katharien de Villiers
M Thesen Law
Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose
MAGOLIDE (Mzoxolo X Mayongo & Adilson De Oliveira)
Scum Boy (Oliver Pohorille)
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64A Wale Street
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4 Steenberg Road, Tokai
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67 Loop Street
160 Strand Street
Corner of Church and Loop Streets