Re-weaving m/other’ by Bev Butkow
|When:||Sunday, 20 August 2023 - Saturday, 30 September 2023|
Braamfontein Campus West
|Cost:||R30 / R60|
Networks of care will converge and entangle at the Origins Centre during Johannesburg-based artist Bev Butkow’s upcoming solo exhibition.
Networks of care will converge and entangle at the Origins Centre, Wits University, during Johannesburg-based artist Bev Butkow’s upcoming solo exhibition, which will run from 20 August until 30 September 2023. These networks of care raise questions around collective knowledge, co-existence, materiality, excess, the body, women’s labour, and the traces one leaves on the world. The works are the result of Butkow’s collaborative, embodied approach to studio activities. Working synchronistically with her materials – dressmaking scraps, artificial pearls, beads, textile offcuts, plastic jewels and other mass-produced, synthetic items – Butkow forms abstracted woven, stitched, printed, painted and mixed media works. The works are the result of an intuitive and habitual process of weaving, painting, layering, entangling, collapsing, and reconstructing, all of which centre the artist-woman body as a vital site of sedimented, tacit knowledge.
Save the Dates! There will be a number of gatherings and panel discussions around the broad theme of women’s work as artistic practice:
- ‘The Body and Art’ – 30 August, 4-6pm
- ‘A laterial uprising’ – 6 September, 4-6pm
- ‘The value of women’s labour’ – 12 September, 4-6pm
- ‘Traces we leave upon the Earth’ – 14 September, 4-6pm
The exhibition opening is free, entrance to the exhibition thereafter is R60/R30, tickets will be available on webtickets.
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