Johann van der Schijff opens a new exhibition, State of Emergency.
State of Emergency deals with flashback memories of Johan’s youth and the existential crisis of his adult life. It addresses middle age, melancholy and questions his role and place in society as a white man. It makes an important intellectual breakthrough by managing to identify “trigger moments”, both in himself and within South African society, as a very potent conceptual tool to use within the making of art.
Johann van der Schijff is an artist living and working in Cape Town, South Africa. As an Associate Professor at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town, he teaches in the sculpture section of the school. Johann holds a Master of Fine Art (new media) degree from the Frank Mohr Instituut, Groningen, The Netherlands; a Master of Fine Art (sculpture) from the University of Cape Town; and a Bachelor of Fine Art from the University of Pretoria. His sculptural/new media works are widely acclaimed and exhibited nationally and internationally.
Those interested are invited to join for the exhibition’s opening on Thursday for a glass of wine and to meet the artist. A walkabout of the exhibition is happening on Saturday. Space is limited so guests are advised to RSVP by email.
Venue: Lizamore & Associates Gallery, 155 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood, Johannesburg
Time: Tue to Fri 10am to 5pm | Sat 10am to 3pm