“I turn my attention to the…placards, banners, billboards, posters…which inform and direct us…All cities have been…full of public texts: all the signs of capital and commerce…indications of private property, and elements of systematic ordering and regulation…The public space of cities is constituted in important ways by these public texts…
However, in recent decades, new inscriptions in the forms of graffiti and murals have become omnipresent…As a result…public space has changed, exposing…tensions that constitute deeply unequal, albeit democratic, societies…these [tensions] are what interest me.”
- David Lurie, Preface to Writing the City
The show will run from 24 June - 3 July 2016
Arts on Main, 264 Fox Street, Maboneng
There will be an informal artist’s walkabout on Sunday 26 June between 1pm - 3pm
The exhibition was recently shown in Cape Town (View photos HERE) and will move to London next.
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