Beasts of No Nation | A group exhibition

 

Opening: 6pm, Thursday 11th August

Exhibition continues until 11th September

 

Hazard Gallery is proud to present Beasts of No Nation, a group show featuring the new works by artists, Fleur de Bondt, Mmabatho Grace Mokalapa and Pebofatso Mokoena, who were each awarded a year-long studio bursary at Assemblage Studios by The African Art’s Trust.

The journey of creating this exhibition began with the artists interrogating their ideas about monsters and abysses and subsequently creating a series of group conversation drawings. The artists also selected a text by Friedrich Nietzsche as one of the mechanisms to influence (on a subconscious level through ritualistic repetition) the direction and imagery that of the conversation drawings.

“Battle not with monsters, lest ye become and monster, and if you gaze into the abyss, the abyss will also gaze into you,” – Friedrich Nietzsche. 

Through this exhibition the artists aim to create a series of challenges the prompt creativity and veer away from the preciousness surrounding the artist and their opinions. 

During the course of the exhibition, all three artists will use Hazard Gallery as project space where they will individually and collaboratively interrogate the subject further. 

This is our last show in this current space – Hazard Gallery will now be at The Cosmopolitan on the corner of Albrecht and Commissioner Streets, Maboneng 

Join us for the opening between 6 – 8pm | Enquiries: khumo@hzrd.co.za