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Loom of the Land


Starting this month at Stevenson Johannesburg is Loom of the Land – a new exhibition curated by Anton Kannemeyer. Centred around Kannemeyer's curiosity towards images of the South African landscape that disrupt traditional expectations, the exhibition promises to challenge your own perceptions of landscape art. In South Africa the landscape has strong political connotations as a result of its turbulent history with ownership. These issues have largely become the focus of contemporary South African landscape art. Aware of this local predisposition, Kannemeyer has selected pieces for the exhibition that shed new light on the traditional art form and present different perceptions of the South African landscape. Artists taking part in the exhibition include Conrad Botes, Wim Botha, Peter Clarke, Paul Edmunds, David Goldblatt, Ian Grose, Pieter Hugo, Mark Kannemeyer ('Lorcan White'), Jacques Loustal, Johann Louw, Mack Magagane, Titus Matiyane, Sabelo Mlangeni, Zanele Muholi, Brett Murray, John Murray, Daniel Naude, Hylton Nel, Deborah Poynton, Jo Ractliffe, Claudette Schreuders, Ina van Zyl, Garth Walker, as well as Kannemeyer, an artist himself. The exhibition opens 24 January, 2013, from 6-8pm at Stevenson, 62 Juta Street, Braamfontein. For more information visit stevenson.info.