offsetculture.art at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2019

In our first South African art fair, offsetculture.art will be featured in the editions section of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair this February. We are representing independent and experimental  Joburg-based and artist-run print studios with work from Danger Gevaar Ingozi (DGI) and edition ~ verso. This includes linocut prints by DGI founders Nathaniel Sheppard III and Chad Cordeiro, as well as regular collaborator Allyssa Herman. Prints made on residency at edition ~ verso includes new work by Nina Barnett, who finds in relief print a beautiful visual language for conglomerates holding the memory of suspension after a meteor impact, and Dorothee Kreutzfeldt‘s Notes from the Bricklayer’s Yard, which continue her practice of thinking through the lexicon of the environment, here through expertly combining drawing, collage, etching and chine-collé.

Joburg-born Lunga Ntila and Haitian-American Florine Demosthene both use digital collage as a narrative means. ‘We use stories to connect, to break down barriers, allowing us to experience the similarities between ourselves that are imagined or that are real, but perhaps not ostensibly clear,’ explains Lunga. Florine, who was raised between Port-au-Prince, Haiti and New York, encapsulates an ongoing narrative that she describes as ‘a new mythology that explores black female sexuality and sensuality’.

Also presenting stories from beyond South Africa’s borders are works from Brazilian artist Gustavo ​Speridião’s Cartaz Ginasial series, in which he vandalises silkscreened propaganda with poetic school-boy graffiti, and fragile layers of tape and collage, suggesting that a path to overcoming socio-economic paradox is to break the rules, or at least disrupt them. Exploring often hidden or distorted historical relationships within southern Africa, Helena Uambembe layers linocut and photo-transfer images related to the 32 Battalion, a military unit within the South African Defence Force mainly made up of black Angolan men, in which her father fought as a soldier.

Venue
Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC)

Booth number
E7

Dates
15th – 17th of February 2019

Hours
Friday, 15 February 2019: 11am – 7pm
Saturday, 16 February 2019: 11am – 7pm
Sunday, 17 February 2019: 11am – 7pm

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