Talking to Deaf Ears
05/02/2018 until 09/03/2018
As part of the Absa Gallery’s ongoing commitment to supporting young African visual artists and assist them in positively growing their careers, the Absa Gallery will host the exhibition, Talking to Deaf Ears, in February 2018. The 43 artists participating in the exhibition are all drawn from the local August House creative hub, and include previous L’Atelier, Gerard Sekoto and Merit Award winners from the prestigious Absa L’Atelier art competition.
The pieces making up the exhibition have been created by the artists of August House – a unique creative hub in downtown Joburg with a heritage spanning 11 years in the contemporary African art arena. The venue currently houses more than 45 emerging and established artists from across Africa in private studio spaces.
Talking to Deaf Ears is curated by Sarah McGee, studio director of M Studio Community. McGee, working alongside August House’s David Mayers and Kate Ballenden, has created an exhibition that connects all the August House artists through this single theme.
Talking to Deaf Ears runs from 05 February 2018 to 09 March 2018 at the Absa Gallery, Absa Towers North, 161 Main Street, Johannesburg 2001.
Image: Lesego Mongologa | Somewhere But Here