04/10/2022 General News, Latest News, Announcements
As a dynamic and leading auction house regarded for fresh and innovative approaches in the art industry, Aspire Art has pioneered new market segments and areas of collecting. Since inception, Aspire has achieved great success with contemporary art at auction and it is against this backdrop that their first curated contemporary exhibition in Cape Town is presented.
A Good Time celebrates the early careers of a group of local artists over the past decade, from university to the present moment. The exhibition is a conversation of current, formative, and exploratory works, reflecting parallel and intersecting journeys over time. This assembly of works questions the methods by which value is commonly determined and what factors may come to constitute a ‘good time’ in an artist’s career.
The title also draws attention to the social element often essential to exhibitions and engagements with art, particularly following the pandemic-induced dominance of virtual experiences.
Featured artists include: Rory Emmett, Alice Gauntlett, Bonolo Kavula, Sepideh Mehraban, Heinrich Minnie, Lena Dewaegenaere, Siwa Mgoboza, Nobukho Nqaba, Gaelen Pinnock, Jake Singer, Sitaara Stodel.
The show opens at 6pm on Thursday 6 October and runs until 3 November 2022.
LEFT | Nobukho Nqaba, Undibizela Kuwe III, 2016
RIGHT | Rory Emmett, Hewn I, 2021
LEFT | Lena Dewaegenaere and Heinrich Minnie, Binnehof, 2021
RIGHT | Heinrich Minnie, Homunculus II (Air), 2019 - 2020
LEFT | Jake Singer, Bright Lattices of Logic 6, 2017
RIGHT | Sepideh Mehraban, Time Lag, 2020
LEFT | Bonolo Kavula, The Dreams, They Are Coming Back, 2022
RIGHT | Gaelen Pinnock, Trajectory #1, 2020
LEFT | Alice Gauntlett, Cosseting, 2012 - 2013
RIGHT | Sitaara Stodel, Fix It, 2021