Bag Factory Artists’ Studios is hosting a new group exhibition entitled “Bag Factory: Reflections” in its art space. Until June 23, 2023, discover a captivating artistic presentation featuring mixed media artworks, video, photography, painting and printmaking.
Bag Factory Artists’ Studios is an art showcase that promotes contemporary artists. In this laudatory perceptive, the exhibition has been organized to honor the work of talented artists who have integrated their visual arts organization through awards or residencies over the past five years. This artistic event presents the works of artists: Usen Obot, Mpumelelo Buthelezi, Alka Dass, Mahube Diseko, Boitmelo Motau, Erla Haraldsdóttir, Ronél de Jager, Kay-Leigh Fisher, Hemali Khoosal, Lebogang Mogul Mabusela, Brian Montshiwa, DuduBloom More, Helena Uambembe, Nadia Myburgh, Richard ‘Specs’ Ndimande, Levy Pooe, Henrietta Scholtz, Joe Turpin, Bulumko Mbete and Thonton Kabeya.
“Bag Factory: Reflections” evokes a reflective thought simultaneously combined with an appreciative analysis of the artists’ current situation, while looking to a fruitful future as an artistic community. Despite the progress they have made in their respective professional careers since joining Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, this group show is seen as a return to the yellow rolling doors, aimed at consolidating the supportive relationship between the artists presented and the art house. It’s a reminder of the art center’s ongoing presence alongside the artists it represents.
With its 32-year history, Bag Factory’s exhibition provides an exceptional opportunity for viewers to pause and reflect on the past five years. The exhibition bears witness to the will, the commitment to create and the growing evolution of these artists, particularly through a steep period in world history.
The exhibition highlights the technical and professional progress of the participating artists by presenting their recent works dating specifically from 2022 and 2023. It’s an ideal opportunity to discover never-before-seen creations and to observe the involvement of art houses such as Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in promoting contemporary artists.