During Art Rotterdam 2020, Nuweland proudly presents a group exhibition in the Main Section with Morné Visagie (ZA, 1989), Nabeeha Mohamed (ZA, 1988), Ben Orkin (ZA, 1998), Banele Khoza (SZ, 1994) and Kyu Sang Lee (KR, 1993). These artists are all living and working in South Africa.
The selection of artists and artworks visually investigates colour, line, shape and form. Through various mediums, the presented artists and their works highlights a conversation between themes of luxury, misfortune and inequality. These notions stems from a personal experience and historical knowledge of discrimination and privilege in terms of race, culture, sexuality, wealth and class.
In 1996, two years after the end of Apartheid, the new South African Constitution illegalised discrimination based on race, colour and sexual orientation. Now, almost 25 years later, people live in a constitutionally free society, if not always free in practice. The artists’ intentions are not to be activists of the country’s current social state, but rather to explore these ideas within their work, acknowledging their place within the country.