08.09.17 – 10.09.17
Sandton Convention Centre, Johannesburg
SMAC Gallery is exhibiting at the FNB Joburg Art Fair from 8 – 10 September 2017.
We look forward to welcoming you at BOOTH C11 in the Main Section, featuring gallery artists:
Self-Esteem for Girls
Self-Esteem for Girls is a new body of work by Kenyan painter Chemu Ng’ok. With an express focus on the role of gender, this project spotlights the contentious narrative of indigenous tradition versus western modernity and emphasises the reflexive nature of societal conventions imposed on ‘girls’. The artist draws inspiration from her own experience and oscillations between the rational and irrational, the conscious and unconscious as well as the scientific and superstitious. Ng’ok devotes her practice to the investigation of these ‘dynamic spaces between relationships’. By unfolding dialogues that combine reality and dream as well as truth and imagination, this young artist’s paintings open up a space of enquiry by creating a platform for the consideration of expectations that are placed upon girls today.
SMAC is pleased to present a special selection of work by Namibian photographer, Margaret Courtney-Clarke. The presentation will include photographs from her prolific career, spanning more than forty years. In addition, photographs from her most recent project that culminated in the Steidl publication: Cry Sadness into the Coming Rain (2017) will be on show. This recent body of work marks a new phase in Courtney-Clarke’s photographic oeuvre.
Margaret Courtney-Clarke was born in Namibia in 1949. After studying art and photography in South Africa, she spent the next four decades working as a photographer across the African continent as well as in Italy and the USA. Courtney-Clarke has produced numerous award-winning books and her work has been exhibited and collected worldwide. Her eight major publications to date include her trilogy on the Art of African Women: Ndebele (1986), African Canvas (1991) and Imazighen (1996). These books were translated into five languages, and enjoyed multiple editions and reprints for 20 years.
FNB JOBURG ART FAIR
Sandton Convention Centre
Johannesburg, South Africa.
For more information visit www.fnbjoburgartfair.co.za