wits young artist award ‘22
The exhibition is curated by Tammy Langtry and is facilitated by Gabrielle Goliath & Reshma Chhiba, under the category: Asymptotic Convergences.
"As an invitation to students within the Fine Art department of the University of the Witwatersrand, the artist students were invited to respond to the mathematical theory of an asymptote, a theory which represents how a numerical value might get closer to a limit, value or line but never reach it; it suggests continuities, intersections and meeting points, accumulations and trajectories. How have the student body considered their work as a convergence of collective ideation and memory. Artists explore a multitude of responses to this; lineages in record and mythology, existentialism and community, and importantly, the value of social education through institutional education.
The exhibition provides an opportunity to re-conceptualize work for exhibition, prepare and test out ideas. For many students to work together in a group exhibition provides a space to negotiate and share space. It has been wonderful working with the WYAA team and the selector Simnikiwe Buhlungu, the schools commitment to shaping new artistic practice is commendable."
- Tammy Langtry
Curator – Tammy Langtry
Adjudicators – Grace Meadows, Thuli Gamedze, Ruth Motau and Rucera Seethal
Winner – Kamogelo Kgaswane
Merit award winners – Vidya Chagan and Phumla Dhlamini
Artist’s Discretionary award winner - Matsi Wa Lesego
The exhibition is on view at The Point of Order until 26 August, from 10am to 2pm from Tuesdays to Saturdays.
Please also find links to view the show online at TPO website – thepointoforder.org and IG handle @tpo.projects
Matsi Wa Lesego