City spaces

Geography of Somewhere is an exhibition which comes from the city but is not of the city.
Posted 17 Apr 11 By Design Indaba Creative Work / Design News Comments

Drawing on different vocabularies of conditions and experiences of the urban, Geography of Somewhere showcases the work of eight artists exploring city themes.

At the heart of this exhibition, which runs until 13 May 2011 at Brodie Stevenson in Johannesburg, is a paradox: It brings together works that are understood to come from the city, but is not of the city.

The artists, Zander Blom, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Ângela Ferreira, Meschac Gaba, Gerald Machona, Nare Mokgotho, Serge Alain Nitegeka and Odili Donald Odita, understand the city as a headspace, rather than a language. The works invite the viewer to set aside ways of looking at the city through a geographical space, but rather to approach the city as a metaphor.