Richard Rigg: "The Difference Loom" Iziko South Africa National Gallery, South Africa
Image:Richard RiggCloth 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 http://www.iziko.org.za/calendar/event/the-difference-loom1
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.
Workplace Gallery is a contemporary art gallery run by artists.
Based in Gateshead UK, Workplace Gallery represents a portfolio of emerging and established artists through the gallery programme, curatorial projects and international art fairs.