What do South African artists Cameron Platter, Ed Young, Dan Halter, Sean Slemon and Gretchen van der Bijl have in common?
They were all members of the class of 2001 at the Michaelis School of Fine Art. A significantly large proportion of the class of 2001 went on to become noted, and sometimes notorious, artists in both the local and international art scene.
An exhibition at the Michaelis Gallery, 10 Years On, celebrates the work of the class on 2001 and looks to their contribution to art world since graduating.
Presented in association with the Gordon Institute of Performing Arts, the exhibition runs until 29 March 2011. 10 Years On is curated by Andrew Lamprecht, also a member of class of 2001, and co-curated by Jessa Mockridge. The exhibition was prompted by a project that Mockridge produced as part of her studies in 2010.
The exhibition also looks to the reason for the prominence some of these former students enjoy. 10 Years On is associated with an off-beat, challenging and cutting–edge approach to art.