|Hanging art: Nicola Grobbler's Small Victories is one of the works on display at the Jozi and the (M)other City art exhibition until 26 September|
Fine arts lecturer Carine Zaayman is the curator and one of the artists in a new exhibition that is part of Jozi and the (M)other City (JAMC), a project aimed at exploring the two major South African cities.
The exhibition, which opened on 8 September, features the work of 10 artists and writers focused on gaining a deeper understanding of the cities of Johannesburg and Cape Town, their myths and realities.
The exhibition encompasses a wide range of expressions and media. Marcus Neusetter's work is a recording of the sounds of Cape Town; Nicola Grobbler's Small Victories uses coffee mugs and a small hardcover book to record words and sketches from a range of contributors, and Nathaniel Stern's Doin' My Part to Lighten the Load is the artist's proposal to a local arts critic that he gives up the use of electricity for a day, and its results.
"JAMC seeks to interrogate the commonly held beliefs concerning both locales, against more in-depth reflections on the way in which these cities came to be, and how they function today," explains Zaayman.
The exhibition runs until 26 September.
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