LIFE.BODY.TIME | a group exhibition
Show opens: 06 October 2016, 5pm - 9pm in conjunction with First Thursdays
Exhibition continues till 22nd of October 2016
61 Shortmarket Street, Cape Town.
Gallery hours: 10-5 weekdays, 10-2 Saturdays.
Works may be purchased through the website prior to the exhibition opening, but will only ship after the 22nd of October 2016.
One of the defining characteristics of human life is the miraculous assembly of living matter that we take for granted: the human body. It is the only thing that is ever truly ours throughout our lifetimes. Without it we would cease to exist. Like the Earth with its geographical boundaries, it is something we all have in common regardless of the variables we make so much fuss about.
For our entire lifetimes are about the "in-progress" human form.
Whether it is the event of conception and birth, to ourselves in an ever-changing social landscape; or the recognition of our own mortality at middle-age when we finally - and all too soon - realize that our bodies are on the decline, aging towards decay and death; or our perseverance into old age, backed by a database of lifetime marking our way and pushing us onward. It is through our bodies that we experience it all. The body is the lens through which we experience every living instant.
"Aging is not 'lost youth' but a new stage of opportunity and strength" - Betty Friedan