Paradise Regained | Group Exhibition:
06 April (18:00) – 26 May 2017
at Eclectica Contemporary, 69 Burg St, Cape Town
A group exhibition inspired by John Milton’s Epic Poem, featuring Vincent Osemwegie, Kyusang Lee, Michael Selekane, Thonton Kabeya and Leonard Shapiro
These exceptional artists were invited to participate in a group exhibition the theme, of which is directly inspired by John Milton’s epic poem, Paradise Regained. The artists who each, in some way, break the boundaries of their chosen media and practice, have been left to freely interpret the theme as they wish.
However, we offer you this…
What can Milton’s work teach us within an African and South African context and can paradise be regained? The significance of basic education that is broad, deep and open as a right to all; the need for heroes and heroines to fight against social injustices; that the more negative side of the self is insidious; that we are the guardians of the earth and Eden can be made out of this earth – that should we open our eyes we may yet see that there are pockets of paradise right here in South Africa…
Image: Image: KyuSang Lee, From Now to Then, 2014, Hotpress inkjet prints on Cotton based paper, (Approximately) 200 x 330 cm