Curated by: Dr Gwen Miller and Mr Kabelo Maja (3rd level)
Dr Ania Krajewska and Mr Lawrence Lemaoana (4th level)
The student exhibition, entitled Visual Multimedia Arts takes place at the Unisa Art Gallery from 3rd December 2022 till 26th January 2023. Curated by a team of lecturers teaching 3rd and 4th year levels, the exhibition is a showcase of the current final level visual multimedia art portfolios created during the 2022 academic year by students in the department of Art and Music.
The purpose of the final year art practical modules is to prepare students towards an independent art practice with a specific focus on problematizing and conceptualizing their own art projects and exhibitions. Each student is expected to conduct an intense visual and theoretical research of the thematic areas rooted in their personal experience. This results in a wide variety of topics like immigration, the national lockdown, private experiences of loss and trauma as well as ecological apprehensions.
By skilfully employing media such as video, animation, digital prints, AR, photography, sculpture and installation, the students voice their narratives about societal, cultural, and environmental concerns.