Patrick Bongoy - Remains
Jan
17
to 21 Feb

Patrick Bongoy - Remains

Patrick Bongoy, born in DRC but living and working in Cape Town, explores the medium of recycled rubber, transforming it into intricate installations and sculptural works.  In this latest body of work, he continues to explore the overarching themes of migration and alienation through the loss of one's homeland, as well as and the resulting effects on both identity and culture.

“In particular in this exhibition, I am zoning in on the specific aspects of  dehumanisation that takes place when people, and entire communities, are plagued by toxic historical narratives,  socio-political violations and rapidly degrading physical environments.”

- Patrick Bongoy, 2019


'Remains’,  Bongoy's second solo exhibition in South Africa, opens this Thursday, 6 pm, at the AVA Gallery. The project is a collaboration with EBONY/CURATED.

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Mihloti Ya Wansati. Women’s Tears
Feb
15
7:00 PM19:00

Mihloti Ya Wansati. Women’s Tears

From within a deep silence and solid materiality, sound and movement begin to emerge.

There are the voices of women calling, chanting and replying, bodies within cloaks.

The elements of water, air, earth and fire are called and activated.  

Drumming and music follow and flow, activating the dance of the elements.

Bringing union and closure to these forces, the cloaks disengage, become silent and retreat.


Artists and performers  Traub Adler and Lizette Chirrime will present their first collaborative performance titled Mihloty ya Wansaty (Women’s Tears) outside the AVA on Friday 15th at 7:15 pm

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Between Subject and Object
Feb
15
11:30 AM11:30

Between Subject and Object

A Conversation between Patrick Bongoy, Malika Ndlovu and Deirdre Prins-Solani

Friday 15 February, 11.30 - 12.15, AVA Gallery.

As part of the ICTAF VIP Programme

Visual artist Patrick Bongoy and performance poet and writer Malika Ndlovu have been collaborating on various art projects over the past three years including Patrick's current solo exhibition at AVA Gallery. These two artists will host a public conversation about their resonances with the idea of subject and object, how they approach the relationship between imagery, story or meaning within their individual visual art and poetry mediums. Deirdre Prins-Solani, a fellow creative and an international expert on Intangible Heritage, who describes herself as a Memory-maker, Storyteller and Archive, adds another lens to the discussion

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Cape Town Salon 2018/2019
Dec
6
to 12 Jan

Cape Town Salon 2018/2019

A colourful summer show for collectors, first-time buyers, visitors and all art-lovers: The Cape Town Salon is on show from 6 December to 12 January 2019. This year we will collaborate with Artist Proof Studio for a salon show rich in print work. Visit the AVA for a mix of painting, photography, sculpture, print, jewellery and mixed-media work, and lounge at the gallery for cake and coffee from Mozart on Church - true Parisian salon style!

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