A well-loved fixture on the global design circuit, Porky Hefer’s playful and immersive nest environments returns from the world stage to join new works for his first solo show in Johannesburg.
The human scale nests and living pods are both fantasy world and furniture – functional but alive, evoking childhood and wildness. Recurring themes are the loss of instinct, humanity’s preoccupation with received wisdom and the lessons implicit in the natural world.
By engaging with these works – climbing into the “Shell” or perching on “Leopard Branch”, for example – audiences are returned to a child-like state, awake to instinct and immediate perception.
Venue: Southern Guild and WHATIFTHEWORLD, Trumpet Building, 19 Keyes Ave, Keyes Art Mile, Rosebank
Time: 6 Sep 6pm | 9 Sep Walkabout 12pm | Tue to Fri 10am to 5pm | Sat 10am to 3pm