Keyes Art Mile hosts a a comprehensive exhibition of the work of Edoardo Villa (1915–2011), one of South Africa’s most enduringly popular sculptors. The exhibition is a curated display of his works and are from a seminal private collection.
‘Vertical Presence: The Sculpture of Edoardo Villa’ facilitates the artist’s dream of human participation, physical proximity and tactile engagement with his works. The Atrium forms the central home of the exhibition and sculptures flow into True Design and out onto Keyes Avenue.
Villa was born in Italy and came to South Africa as a prisoner-of-war in the 1940s and stayed on after Work War II ended. His works have clear African art influences. He worked primarily in steel and bronze.
On Thursday 11 April schools are invited to attend a free educational workshop. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
There are also two walkabouts, hosted by Strauss & Co, on Wednesday 17 April at 3.30pm and Saturday 20 April at 10.30am
Venue: The Atrium, Trumpet Building, Keyes Art Mile, 21 Keyes Ave, Rosebank, Johannesburg
Time: Monday to Saturday 9am to 11pm | Sunday 12pm to 11pm