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EVENT \\ Writing the City by David Lurie

Hazard Gallery in association with Sulger-Buel Lovell presents the Johannesburg edition of David Lurie’s solo exhibition, Writing The City.

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.

View the eBook below:

Read more about the series HERE and HERE.