Current Exhibition

UMPTEEN IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST

RECENT WORKS BY STAFF IN THE FACULTY OF ART, DESIGN AND ARCHITECTURE AT UJ

A group exhibition

Please join us for the opening on Saturday, April 20 at 11h00.

The exhibition will run from the 20th of April – 11th of May, 2024.

UMPTEEN IMPOSSIBLE THINGS BEFORE BREAKFAST

This exhibition of recent works by staff from the Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture (and some collaborators from other universities), in response to the quote from Lewis Carroll’s Alice in Wonderland, (1865) in which the Queen exclaims,

“Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” 

In the book, Alice follows her curiosity, and finds herself in several unexpected situations. Her determination and willingness to follow the process without knowing the end point, is a characteristic that artist-scholars share with Alice. The artworks on this exhibition highlight the belief in the impossible that attends the creative process, which is essentially about making the impossible tangible. Working across a range of media and topics, the artworks foreground the absurd, the improbable, playfulness, making as thinking, and art as a means to respond to the world around us. The works therefore embody the spirit of curiosity and uncertainty of Alice in Wonderland, without directly referring to the text. Underlying all of this, is also a tongue-in-cheek celebration of how the participating artist-scholars have managed the impossible: to make artworks, despite our truly impossible teaching commitments. The exhibition is testament to our commitment to artmaking, even if it means making art before breakfast (as many of us do).

Participating artists
Neil Badenhorst, Karin Basel, Kim Berman, Bevan de Wet, Bronwen Findlay, Gordon Froud, Cameron Harris, Alison Kearney, Paigen Kotze, Mariapaola McGurk, sachin Narain, Shonisani Netisha, Alexa Pienaar, David Paton, Deirdre Pretrious, Landi Raubenheimer, Ruth Sacks, Minnette Vari, Diane Victor, Colleen Winter.
Please contact Glynis – (+27 83 457 4851) or Kyra – info@gallery2.co.za for any further information.