Lip service: If These Walls Could Talk by Jenna Burchell is one of the pieces on exhibition in The A.R.T. Show at Michaelis.
South Africans are all too familiar with HIV/AIDS.
In a new show on at the Michaelis Gallery on UCT’s Hiddingh campus, some artists are now exploring the topic. The A.R.T. Show is the current exhibition in a series that has included Make Art/Stop Aids and Not Alone, all curated by Dr Carol Brown and Dr David Gere with institutional support from the University of California, Los Angeles’ CLA Art and Global Health Programme.
The title of the exhibition is a play on words – the letters A.R.T. stand for anti-retroviral treatment, but also signifies creativity. The exhibition is said to explore the relationship between the complexities of treatment and its representations through visual art.
Some important individual works include those by William Kentridge, Clive Van den Berg, Fritha Langerman, Lunga Kama and American-based artists Sarah Anjargolian and Narineh Mizraean, as well as Daniel Goldstein.
The A.R.T. Show runs from 3 to 26 April.