Snapshot offers the viewer a glimpse into Johann van der Schijff’s artistic production of the last decade.
Drawing from his own experiences growing up in South Africa, his work has been concerned with the effects of apartheid and the pervasiveness of violence that continues in its wake. Therefore, questions of power relations in society underlie much of his work. Central to his exhibitions, have been the presence of interactivity as he tempts his viewers to interact with his sculptures even as they realise such interactions are suggestive of aggression and complicity in violence.
In Snapshot, the artist displays punching bags that the audience can engage with. Through this process, Van der Schijff forces the viewer into a position of choice in their engagement with his artworks.
Venue: Lizamore and Associates Gallery, 155 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood
Time: 1 Feb 6pm | Tue to Fri 10am to 5pm | Sat 10am to 3pm