Michaelis grad work on show

07 December 2010 | Story by Newsroom

Grad show posterOn show: Artwork like this will be on show at the Graduation Show.

Graduating fine-art students will showcase their talents when UCT's Michaelis School of Fine Art hosts its highly anticipated annual Graduation Show from 8 to 21 December.

The exhibition at Hidding Campus is deemed to be among the highlights of the South African arts calendar, and will have a diverse innovative selection of each of the five postgraduate and 51 fourth-year students, from painting and sculpture, to new media, print and photography.

Nadja Daehnke, curator at Michaelis Galleries, noted that the exhibition could be a turning point for the young artists.

"Gallerists, collectors and art critics mingle with the crowd so that young talent gets quickly appraised and, where merit is seen, finds support in galleries, or is snapped up by collectors," Daehnke explained.

Themes include personal psychological reflections, questions on the politicisation of space, the 'playful subversion' of art history, and aesthetics, Daehnke added.

The exhibition is displayed in eight buildings and will be arranged in a way that allows the works to stand as individual projects while still showing some interesting links between the classmates.

The exhibition will be open Tuesday to Friday from 11h00 to 16h00 and Saturday from 10h00 to 13h00 from 8 to 21 December 2010.

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