Unfinished business on show

02 July 2010 | Story by Newsroom

Claire JorgensenWork in hand: Student Claire Jorgensen next to her work, ice flowers, which is part of the This is not Final exhibition.

UCT's Michaelis School of Fine Art is hosting its annual exhibition of works by master's students in their first, second and third- years of study.

Titled This is not final, the show displays complete as well as process artwork to give the public an idea of a process undertaken by artists to do their jobs. The pieces range from photographic reference images and collected and found objects, to rough sketches and lists, or even a set of instructions for a work's installation.

"Given that a masters degree is aimed both towards production and its framing in discourse, bringing a section of the studio into the gallery space provides a reflection on the thinking before or towards a practice as intrinsic to any work in whichever its stages of (non) finito," organisers explain.

The exhibition, which was co-curated by Bettina Malcomess and Peter van Heerden, 2010 Fellows of the Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts, is on show at the Michaelis Galleries until 10 July.

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