April 11, 2018 till April 14, 2018
Season 3 | Desert
Unit 11, Arts on Main, Maboneng, 245 Main Street, Johannesburg, South Africa
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Africa | Nosy Art Exchange and The Center For The Less Good Idea collaborate to bring out two Malagasy artists Temandrota and Naty Kaly to partake in Season three for the Center for the Less Good Idea to work with curators Lindiwe Matshikiza (Desert), Bettina Malcomess and Bhavisha Panchia (Writing for the Eye, Writing for the Ear).
This season takes the shape of residency-style workshops that culminate in public showings between April 11-14 at the Center for the Less Good Idea at Arts on Main in Johannesburg. During this time, the artists are encouraged to collaborate and explore experimental, collaborative and cross-disciplinary ideas that don’t often make the ‘final cut’ for larger productions.
This transnational collaboration will thus strengthen networks between Madagascar and South Africa that have been developed over the last six years by ANAE via Is’Art Galerie, the only contemporary art gallery in Antananarivo, Madagascar. In this regard, ANAE facilitates the cultural exchange between artists from mainland Africa and those of its surrounding islands, looking toward strengthening artist-lead networks. ANAE partners with Is’Art Galerie in the creation of Festival d’Art Urbain, an annual arts festival that takes place in Madagascar. This collaboration with the Center for the Less Good Idea is particularly interesting in that curator and multidisciplinary artist Lindiwe Matshikiza is a previous participant of the Festival d’Art Urbain, and she has a keen interest in keeping this network alive.
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