BOOTH exhibition

Date
Monday, 16.04.2018 (ends 03.05.2018)
Time
14:00 - 17:00
Venue
National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN)
Crn. Robert Mugabe Avenue and John Meinert Str.
Region
Khomas (Windhoek)
Town
Windhoek

For this exhibition artists were invited to intervene into a delineated physical and conceptual space, working within the boundaries to challenge the boundaries. Artists received 2x2m of space to display their work.
BOOTH was conceptualised as an investigation into the “White Cube” as an exclusive, authoritative space. Since the 1960s, visual art theory has formally reflected on the nature of a traditional white cube gallery space. Many artists, curators and academics have discussed the restrictions within this traditional gallery space, as well as its role in upholding exclusionary practices within the visual arts and art history.

BOOTH creates immediate juxtapositions conceptually by asking artists to intervene within restrictions. Limits and restrictions are things that we face daily on various levels and to different degrees. Artists interventions have taken many forms, some working overtly with the idea of restricted space, such as in the installation by Lara Diez and Urte Remmert while others look conceptually at the effects on daily life of historical segregation as in the works of Eino Imene and Paul Kiddo. Linear effects have been used to create demarcation within artworks as in the paintings by Foibe Amundaba and textiles by Elizabeth Shinana.

Category
Arts & Culture
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National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN)
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