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Paries Pictus


Now underway at Stevenson Cape Town is the latest exhibition by high-profile South African artist, Robin Rhode, who has been based in Berlin since 2002. His first solo exhibition in the country in over 10 years, Paries Pictus sees the walls of the Stevenson Gallery transformed for what he calls 'a site-specific intervention of drawings'. For this leg of the project Rhode has partnered with the Lalela Project, a Cape Town-based organisation that specialises in arts education for children from disadvantaged areas. Learners from Lalela have been invited to use oversized crayons to colour in geometric vinyl graphics that Rhode has applied directly to the walls. As a backdrop to this interactive activity, you will also get to see some of Rhode's photographic, drawing, moving image and sculptural works. Although the works vary in medium and message - like his abstract drawings made in Germany in 2007 and his more recent photo series created in Johannesburg this year - the two threads explored throughout include the artist's interest in abstraction, as well as imagery directly related to South Africa. With an impressive global career to date, Robin Rhode's work is not to be missed. Catch this exhibition on between 11 April - 1 June 2013, between Monday and Friday, 9am - 5pm, and on Saturdays from 10am - 1pm.  Stevenson Cape Town is situated at the Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock. For more information on this and upcoming exhibitions, visit stevenson.info or call 021-462-1500.