Image: Installation view of Talita Swarts' work 'Breath'
November 2013 l New Voices II
Ronél curates her second New Voices exhibition
New Voices is Lizamore & Associates’ annual group exhibition that showcases the work of a wide range of creative & talented emerging visual artists. New Voices II presents a platform for new artists who have been persistently pursuing their thriving careers in the market while being consistent in presenting their work on various group exhibitions, national art festivals and the art competition circuit.
Curated by emerging curator and artist, Ronél de Jager, New Voices II investigates the fragility of time and existence. In a strict philosophical sense, existence - according to the likes of Heidegger and Sarte - is the “kind of being” that applies exclusively to humans.
“To exist” does not merely mean to be present, but rather it is “self-design”, being open to possibilities and freedom. One’s own existence, with its particular terms and conditions, can become an artistic subject and thus, serve as model for the self-encounter of the viewer.” Time, on the other hand, implies movement ant change. The way we experience, think, and perceive time is in constant flux, as is the artistic concept of time. The possibilities for visualizing time using artistic means inevitably change over the course of time.
After the success of De Jager’s curatorial debut in 2012, Lizamore and Associates appointed her as curator for New Voices II. De Jager worked as Gallery Manager and assistant curator at Lizamore and Associates gallery from 2007- March 2013 and is currently an independent art project manager and curatorial assistant for various industry professionals in South Africa.
Artists participating in New Voices II are: Steven Bosch, Heidi Fourie, Rebecca Haysom, Claire Jorgensen, Vivien Kohler, Nina Liebenberg, Isabel Mertz, Tshepo Mosopa, Ross Passmoor & Talita Swarts.
The exhibition opened on Saturday 30 November 2013 and closes on 27 Novemeber 2013 at Lizamore & Associates, 1 Chester Court, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Rosebank.
Image: Panoramic view of New Voices II at Lizamore & Associates gallery, Johannesburg
Image: Window front of Lizamore & Associates gallery in Jan Smuts Ave, Johannesburg