Friday, August 3, 2012

POP IN, at Worldart Gallery, 54 Church Street, Cape Town cbd,Thursday 5 July, 6 – 8pm

This will be the first of a series of pop-up curated exhibitions by Rodriguez that will each feature different elements of South African art and design as seen through the eyes of an experienced visual practitioner who isn't home grown. Featured artists include Edoardo Villa, Maurice Mbikayi, David Brown and Paul Stein.

A bronze Edoardo Villa alongside a Maurice Mbikayi made of plastic keyboard keys is an unusual sight. And it is exactly this sense of adventure that can be expected from POP IN a South African sculptural exhibition curated by Alberto Rodriguez.
"Local people tend to get used to their art and design – to the point where they forget to pause and actually see it. They also often experience it in a specific context or frame of reference and as a foreigner my contribution is to point out different ways of looking at the familiar and to create a new and fresh experience. I find this very exciting!" says Rodriguez.
Alberto Rodriguez, who was born in the Canary Islands, has in recent years worked on projects with Alberta Ferretti, Gucci and Robert Sherwood Interior Design.

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