Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Collaborative Art

On Sunday we visited the Spier Contemporary Art 2010 Festival held in collaboration with the Africa Centre - this year at the City Hall. A lot of conceptual art, some installation pieces, and quite a few performance pieces (which we missed as live performances are only held on certain days). All in all, quite interesting, but I have to admit that I was more impressed by last year's offering. I do like conceptual art, but I found many pieces a bit ... lightweight ... dare I say? In the end my five favourite pieces included two paintings, a carved marble relief, an installation of steel cutouts, and a video installation.
I really like to participate in art - so here is my self-appointed collaborative piece, entitled Ana Iram and Venus de Milo Viewing Jhb CBD from CT CBD. I  do hope that Raiford Johnson won't mind ...

Lefthand image: Anairam Traws, righthand image: Phillip Raiford Johnson

7 comments:

Sarah said...

It sounds interesting-definitely more so than your editing! I like your photo-very mysterious. We were in the woods for a walk on the bank holiday-not for school. Though I think the children would love it there. We are going back again on Saturday as it was so lovely-to see if the bluebells are more out, and to visit an interesting cafe/second hand bookshop which was closed last weekend. I have done 6 reports! Woo hoo!

Leenie said...

You are so fortunate to have art shows so convenient. It's always interesting to see what others consider "art." I liked your entry with the silhouettes in fog.

Freshly Found said...

Love your piece! Very clever. Hope it's on show at the Contemporary Art Show next year!

Blahdiblah said...

I love shadowy self-portraits and collaborations too! And so nice to see you and F having fun away from Le Project... hope it's going well M! x

Blahdiblah said...

Blahdiblah = Lan(ah)!

Leenie said...

Anairam: Don't live on a farm...just on the edge of a smallish town. It's supposed to be spring here. Everyone else has blossoms and gardens. We get SNOW.

oneartistjournal said...

That sounds very interesting...I wish you elaborated on what you mean 'lightweight'...
XOXOrly