On Saturday morning’s edition of Saturday’s Role With Reno, host Renos Spanoudes spoke to Yannis Generalis about his exhibition Hybrid Vigour: Ecce Homo on now at the UJ Art Gallery.
Born in Africa to Greek immigrant parents, Generalis grew up between Zimbabwe, Botswana, Greece and South Africa. A witness to profound socio-political events in these four countries during his formative years, and exposure to a richness of cultural diversity has brought a multi-layered perspective to his work, while his early studies in the field of psychology, and international relations has influenced his storytelling.
The three-part exhibition includes both figurative and abstract drawings and paintings in mixed media (such as rust imprinting, dust, solvents, ink, pigments, embroidery) and hybridised art objects (such as re-purposed found objects), as well as an installation centred around a colossal ritual garment.
Hybrid Vigour: Ecce Homo runs from 10 to 31 July 2019.
Join us for walkabouts on Wednesday 17 July at 12:00 and Saturdays 20 and 31 July 2019 at 12:00.
For information, please contact the UJ Arts & Culture on 011 559 2690.
Listen to the interview with Yannis Generalis here:
Tune in to Saturday’s Role With Reno: O Rolos Tou Savattou Me Ton Reno, Saturday mornings on The New Pan Hellenic Voice – Greek Community Radio 1422MW from 8 am to 11 am
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