Playing or play takes on multiple meanings in different contexts.
The exhibition Playing to the Gallery explores forms of play through subject matter and medium that emerge from the art making process from the studio that may come as a result of boredom, confinement, experimentation or doing what one usually does.
In this current moment marked by a sudden global pandemic that has forced artists and gallerists to be confined to spaces that oscillates far beyond the conventional gallery and studio, the exhibition Playing To The Gallery questions: how do our current spatial and material circumstances allow us to play our roles? Do we change our materials, do we continue to make the same work, do we stop making work and how does it reconfigure the way art is disseminated and understood?
The exhibition is a group show with works by John Baptist Sekubulwa, Andrew Arim, Stacey Gillian Abe, Sanaa Gateja, Abushariaa Ahmed, Sungi Mlengeya, Khalid Abdel Rahman, Amna Elhassan, Jimmy ‘Spire’ Ssentongo, Letaru Dralega, Eria Nsubuga ‘Sane’.