The New Church Museum, Cape Town, South Africa 14 Aug 2014 - 01 Nov 2014
Jacques Coetzer, Weekend Cathedral, 2008 (detail)
This spring The New Church Museum presents No Fixed Abode, an exhibition that features the work of a diverse group of African artists, all of whom present works that address the ephemeral nature of home.
A fundamental characteristic of contemporary art is the constant movement of artists and artworks, curators and cultural producers, ideas, concepts and information. Thomas McEvilly describes this as cultural nomadism, referring to persons who regularly travel, migrate, cross boundaries; who literally have no fixed home. Using this as a starting point, No Fixed Abode offers a platform for dialogue about how artists negotiate notions of home, nationality and identity in a globalised world.
Panel Discussion: 26 August 2014, 6.30pm ‘On the Road: Travel, knowledge transfer and crossing boundaries in Contemporary Art’
Speakers: James Webb, Malala Andrialavidrazana, Professor Barbaro Martinez-Ruiz and Candice Allison