Saturday, August 24, 2013

Richard Rigg: "The Difference Loom" Iziko South Africa National Gallery, South Africa

Image:  Richard Rigg Cloth Arranged to Look Like a Jacket (Self Portrait) 2010, Cloth, 10 x 60 x 44cm. Courtesy of the artist and Workplace Gallery, UK

The Difference Loom

Iziko South Africa National Gallery, Annexe

22 August - 27 September 2013

The Difference Loom is a visual contemporary art exhibition exploring textiles and technology. We sense the body in textiles, but not in technology. We discern the analytical in technology, but not in weavings. This exhibition is about those perceptions/disconnections, explored in that area where textiles and technology intersect.

It is an exhibition of works by 8 artists who use textiles as one medium of social critique:

Artists from South Africa:
Quanta Gauld
Keiskamma Art Project
Mbali Khoza
Fabian Saptouw

Artists from the United Kingdom:
Janis Jefferies
David Mabb
Richard Rigg
Nina Wakeford

It is curated by London and Cape Town-based independent curator Winnie Sze.