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On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Johann van der Schijff about his exhibition STATE OF EMERGENCY at Lizamore and Associates.
Cape Town-based artist Johann van der Schijff is showing a collection of artworks titled STATE OF EMERGENCY in a solo exhibition at Lizamore and Associates in Johannesburg. The show will opened on 29 August and runs until 5 October.
STATE OF EMERGENCY deals with flashback memories of the artist’s youth growing up in Pretoria in the 70s and 80s. “I was constantly reminded of the state of power enshrined by Apartheid,” he says.
His interactive sculptural works are influenced by the mirage aeroplanes, which were stationed at Waterkloof Air Force Base, flying overhead while he was practising sport at school as a boy. The works speak of a surreal but real-time in South Africa when Ratel combat vehicles passed in convoy on the highway and police Casspir personnel carriers were spotted on television menacingly driving through black townships.
Listen to the interview with Johann van der Schijff here:
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