The exhibition Clive Rundle: About Memory, curated by LISOF's Erica de Greef, opens at Braamfontein's Afronova gallery on June 24th.
The interdisciplinary exhibition will present reflections as constructions of memory in the work of fashion designer Clive Rundle. This will happen through a study of the multiple sites of fashion that make up the collective work of this well-known fashion designer, namely; the studio, the shop, the show, the fashion shoot, the magazine, and more closely, the patterns, the sketches, the mirrors and the fashioned objects.
“I am interested in the complex negotiation that occurs in the reading of the surfaces of fashion”, says de Greef, “And especially, in the work of Clive Rundle, where fragments of the past continually confront the present moment”.
Underpinning this exhibition is a notion of time and layering, as a palimpsest or as a network of memory traces that reference loss and absence in the considered constructions of fashion: - in a jacket, a sleeve, a textile, or a bricolage of pieces.
The month-long exhibition (24 June 2011 – 24 July 2011) will include two walkabouts and two film screenings.
Walkabouts: Saturday 09 July @ 2pm Clive Rundle & Saturday 23 July @ 2pm Erica de Greef
Film Screenings: Wednesday 29 June @ 7pm & Wednesday 13 July @ 7pm
Opening: 6 pm-8pm Friday 24th June 2011. Climbing out the Wall *2 with opening speaker: Dion Chang
Afronova Gallery, 155 Smit St, Braamfontein, Johannesburg
Gallery Hours: Tuesday to Friday: 13:00 to 18:00 Saturday: 13:00 to 17:00