Redefining Social Cohesion Temporary Exhibition

Posted on January 30, 2018

Redefining Social Cohesion Temporary Exhibition

25 January 2018 – 20 February 2018

This temporary art exhibition involves urban and peri-urban artists whose works of art and subject matter have relevant interpretation on social cohesion patterns of social unity. The objective of the exhibition is to increase art understanding and awareness, as well as uplift and celebrate the quality of visual art talent in the South African context. The exhibition set ups are designed based on the nature of allocated spaces. This exhibition reflects South African social attraction expressions. Selected artists whose artworks speak to a broader audience and depict the epitome of South African social introspection on cohesion. These works help to promote and enrich the culture of art appreciation which is generally not dominant amongst the general South African society. The intended target audience inter-alia includes art lovers; art students; art analysts as well as all interested visitors.

The selected artists, whose works are proudly displayed, are chosen based on the relevance of their artworks to the cohesion art exhibition theme. These are renowned and up-coming artists who have secured an excellent niche on competitive art market platforms. Participation of these artists in the exhibition has a mutual benefit. First, the artists receive a greater publicity spring-board and marketing advantage and second, the art track record of these artists is a draw card needed to attract art lovers to the exhibition venue.

Daily exhibition walk-abouts will be conducted by the exhibition curator, Mr. Daniel Mosako. This exiting exhibition can be found in the Old Merensky building, in the Villa Museum on main campus of the University of Pretoria.  It is open freely for visitors Mondays to Fridays from 08:00 to 16:00.  Alternatively, tours to view the collection can also be booked with the museum officer, Nicole Hoffmann, email: [email protected] or phone (012 420 2178).


- Author Nicole Hoffmann

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