Making Way: Contemporary Art from South Africa and China

Don’t miss the opportunity to view an extraordinary exhibition which seeks to open up new conversations about cultural diversity, social tolerance and human understanding at a time of intense movement and change in the Global South.

Making Way: Contemporary Art from South Africa and China, explores the ways in
which contemporary artists based in South Africa and China engage with new paths
of movement, with economic and cultural shifts, and with the rise of new regimes, new leaders and new social and urban spaces.

The exhibition includes works in diverse media by internationally acclaimed Chinese artists, Wu Junyong, Chen Qiulin, Maleonn and Qin Ga and local artists Lebogang Rasethaba, Gerald Machona, Michael MacGarry and James Webb. Also on display are a number of videos of performance pieces by Doung Anwar Jahangeer, Hua Jiming, Qin Ga, Athi-Patra Ruga, Randolph Hartzenberg and Brent Meistre which embed the action of ‘making way’ in personally, culturally and locally intimate ways.

This exhibition, curated by Ruth Simbao, Associate Professor of Art History & Visual Culture at Rhodes University is on view at Standard Bank Gallery until 28 March 2013. The Gallery (Corner of Simmonds and Frederick Streets, Johannesburg;Tel: 011 631 4467) is open Mondays to Fridays, 08:00-16:30; on Saturdays, 09:00-13:00; and is closed on Sundays and public holidays. Admission is free. For more information about Standard Bank Gallery see .za. For more information about Making Way see

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