Woordfees 2013

01-10 March 2013, Stellenbosch, South Africa


Slee Gallery exhibition & Sasol Museum installation

The theme of this year's Woordfees is 'HEMELS' = 'Heavenly'. This implies a hereafter, something that has died, or has been lost - at the very least, transformed from an earthly state. Hiernamaals • Hereafter is this transience of the natural world. It is a requiem, a song of mourning (or maybe a wish, a memory). Art may not be able to save the world, but it can honour and protest against an inevitable process of forgetting.


Left: Boom van Kennis van Goed en Kwaad II. Woordfees 2012 installasie deur Anni Snyman, PC Janse van Rensburg en vriende. Right: "Iets", litho print by Strijdom van der Merwe.

The exhibition at Slee Gallery includes works by Angus Taylor, Jan van der Merwe, Hannelie Coetzee, Strijdom van der Merwe, Rina Stutzer, Shany van der Berg, Andrew van der Merwe, Eduard Haumann,  Erica Lüttich, Myfanwy Bekker, PC Janse van Rensburg, Katie du Toit, Janet Botes and Anni Snyman.

Site_Specific, South Africa's International Land Art Biennial, will take place in Plettenberg Bay from 10 - 17 August 2013. Hiernamaals • Hereafter is an exhibition of land-related artwork aimed at raising awareness and funds for this all-important cultural event.

During 01 - 03 March the Site_Specific team will create a land art installation on the grounds of the Sasol museum.

Hiernamaals • Hereafter
Opens at 17h00 on Sunday 03 March.
Work on view 02 - 10 March.

Slee Gallery, 101 Dorp Street, Stellenbosch
Tel: 021 887 3385, gallery@slee.co.za, www.slee.co.za

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