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CURRENT EXHIBITION

LINE(S) OF EVIDENCE

Ingrid Bolton

Curated by Els van Mourik
29 May - 11 July 2021

‘The materials I focus on for this exhibition are materials that I have worked with. My evidence of exploration coming together as one exhibition. Copper, magnetite, vermiculite, coal, calcium carbonate and porcelain intersect through my work and have been used separately in the past but here they come together, finding a place alongside each other. This line is also in relation to that of humans interacting with nature. Where humans and nature meet and intersect. Often, we overstep, break or cross this fragile line’. - Ingrid Bolton

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CURATORIAL PROGRAMME

ARTIST WALKABOUT

19 June at 11.00 for 11.30am

Join us for a walkabout and conversation with Ingrid Bolton.
Booking is essential.
Please RSVP to events@bermancontemporary.co.za
Tel: +27 010 880 5240/5241
 
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ONLINE EXCLUSIVE EXHIBITION | #30DAYS

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY

DuduBloom More

Online Exclusive | Artsy
10 June - 9 July 2021


Towards the end of the December holidays of 2020, my mother was infected by the Corona virus. The journey towards her recovery was mentally, emotionally, physically and financially taxing. During the period of her illness, she would express her ailments. There were many times where I wanted to make her feel better or less apologetic for being sick or less worrisome of the future or to take the excess pain away, but I’d never know what to say for all of that to happen.

This series of work started as a way to process the effects and affects that the virus had on me, my mother and my family. My initial use of lines was quite erratic as I felt I could not manage my feelings. The varied thickness between the thread and wool expresses the varied intensity and changes of my emotions during the time. The use of black describes the depressive period. Also using wool and thread, I referenced how text is written in books and articles to represent the words I could not find, but I also see the placement/positioning of the lines as pillars; representing my family, how we were there for one another, and how we stand grateful and stronger now that she made a full recovery.

 
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UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

GALLERY NEWS

We would like to welcome Hazel Mphande and Katlisho Tleane, they are our latest artists to join The New Vanguard.

HAZEL MPHANDE

Hazel’s work focuses on the portrayal of one's body, identity and the abstract representation of nature. Her work is characterised by the use of long shutter speed and double-exposure, using blur to create a sense of movement and transition. These photographs embody a temporal wane of fleeting experiences, memory, growth and decay and begins to mimic the shape-shifting apparitions of recollection and reminiscence of transition. 

KATLISHO TLEANE

Katlisho uses photography as a means of self expression, creating introspective work to better understand his life experiences and the reality he lives in. Growing up in the social setting of a small village, he had an idealised idea of how the world worked only to be frustrated with the harshness of its reality. Katlisho’s work reflects his own position within a shifting but unchanging landscape, and a representation of his layered and geographically scattered sense of home, characterised by a questioning of one’s belonging, a persistent feeling of displacement, of not quite fitting into a space - an experience shared by many of his peers and generations before them.
The New Vanguard is a mentoring group for artists with emerging practices. We create opportunities for them such as curated exhibitions, art fairs and coaching.
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NINA SCHIRMER | GALLERY ASSISTANT


Berman Contemporary is thrilled to announce that Nina Schirmer has joined our team as Gallery Assistant. Nina is currently completing her Masters in Philosophy at the University of Witwatersrand, where she has acquired a deep understanding to a wide range of topics. Nina is drawn to the arts, as art is based on experiences and a way of communication through a visual representation and she is excited to learn more about the artworld and everything it has to offer.

ARTIST NEWS

DuduBloom More

Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future


The Bag Factory is excited to announce its 30th anniversary exhibition, Bag Factory 30 Years: So Far, The Future.  The Exhibition features DuduBloom More.
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Odette Graskie & Chrisél Attewell

Making and Interpreting Art in 2021


Odette Graskie and Chrisél Attewell took part in a conference and exhibition for honours and master’s students in the visual arts. This virtual conference and exhibition, focusing exclusively on Honours and Masters’ students in the Visual Arts and Art History, was hosted by postgraduates and postdoctoral research fellows with the NRF Research Chair in South African Art and Visual Culture at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. The conference was designed to allow Honours and Masters' students to experience and participate in an academic conference while receiving guidance, feedback and support in navigating these spaces.
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Natalie Field | Foldscope Interview

Foldscope Interview: Moon Phases of the Microcosmos


Watch Natalie Field's Interview with Foldscope about how she uses the microscope in her art.

Stefan Blom | CCAC


The Constitutional Court Art Collection's curatorial intern @neodiseko working on the in-house conservation treatment of Stefan Blom's ‘Dushka’. The sculpture was  cleaned and the riffle was re-polished.
Photo: CCAC
 

CALENDAR

LINE(S) OF EVIDENCE
Ingrid Bolton
Curated by Els van Mourik
29 May - 11 July 2021

I DON'T KNOW WHAT TO SAY
DuduBloom More
Online Exclusive | Artsy | #30days
10 June - 9 July 2021

ANNUAL WINTER SHOW
Group Exhibition
Curated by Morgan Kunhardt
17 July - 29 August 2021

CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL
Ingrid Bolton, Stefan Blom and Marian Hester
Curated by Els van Mourik
7 – 12 September 2021

ASAP
Artists Solidarity Assistance Project is an initiative to raise funds for the 24 participating artists.
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