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Construct to Deconstruct by Happy Dhlame

Construct to Deconstruct by Happy Dhlame
The Johannesburg Art Gallery
Opening on Sun 24 May 2015 at 2PM
Exhibition runs until August 2015

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Happy Dhlame’s solo exhibition includes new works ranging from paintings to video and site specific installations. The exhibition looks at abandoned spaces in the inner city, the fabric of the city and people living in those spaces. Through traditional media to new media, and found objects, the artist seeks to unpack the urban landscape of Johannesburg within the walls of the Johannesburg Art Gallery. Come to Happy Dhlame’s exhibition runs until August 2015 at Johannesburg Art Gallery about the theme Construct to Deconstruct.

Did you know that the Johannesburg Art Gallery was going to celebrate his 100 years? On the occasion of its centenary, several innovative projects had been set up surrounding the deterioration of the Meyer/Pienaar extension of the building. Artists have been invited to create site specific interventions in the basement gallery that either draw attention to or respond to the leaks, cracks and tensions existing within the space.

Join the artist's unique universe and enjoy the rebirth of the Gallery on Sunday 24 May at 2pm for the opening of the exhibition!
Opening speaker: Karabo Kgoleng
Live perfromance by Herbie Tswaeli, Kgafela wa Magogodi and BCUC

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About the artist Happy Dhlame
Dhlame is a graduate from the renowned FUNDA Community College. Sometime later in 2002, he went on to study in Switzerland, at the Ecole de Cantonale d'Art du Valais, and in 2004, at the Ecole Supérieure in France.

For exhibition information:
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T:  011 7253130/80/52

Johannesburg Art Gallery
King George Street, (between Wolmarans and Noord Streets)
Joubert Park, Johannesburg
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