In this episode, David Krut is in conversation with master printer Jillian Ross about the origins and working process of the Triumphs & Laments Woodcuts Series, as well as what to expect in a new showcase at the David Krut Gallery titled 'William Kentridge: 27 Years of Collaboration.' They also touch on an upcoming presentation of William Kentridge prints at the Latitudes Art Fair taking place from 13 to 15 September 2019.
For more information visit the exhibition page on the David Krut Website: http://davidkrutprojects.com/exhibitions/52442/52442
In this episode, artist Stephen Hobbs and writer Jacqueline Flint have a conversation about Stephen’s latest exhibition at David Krut Projects titled Body Parts (July - August 2019). The conversation took place at the David Krut Gallery - 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg. The two talk about where Hobbs draws his inspiration from - structures, buildings and the city of Johannesburg. Jacqueline interrogates how this exhibition - Body Parts - differs from his previous showcases as it is the first exhibition to include a personal narrative related to the artist complicated medical history. They then discuss the wider themes surrounding this body of work in this new context.
Jacqueline and Stephen have had a long term working relationship, whereby the shifts throughout his career have been observed and understood on both a personal and proffesional level.
0:40 Jacqueline’s Disclaimer
2:31 The Body, the built environment and engineering vis-à-vis the structural stress response of the body
12:50 The theatre of war, the operating theatre and the spectacle of making in relation to the politics of urban space and the physicality of lived experience
23:27 War Room, Surveillance and Augmented Surgery
Edited by Hagen Gersie
Introduction by Britt Lawton
Artist Stephen Hobbs
Writer Jacqueline Flint
In this episode, Britt Lawton from David Krut Projects spoke to illustrator, artist and graphic novelist Zhi Zulu about her latest artwork 'Zebra Crossing'- the result of a recent collaboration between the artist and printers from the David Krut Workshop. Zulu opens up about working with a new medium, how she feels entering the fine arts realm and what she learned about printmaking and her inner artist self and he very important question - whether the 'non-Big Five' animals feel excluded was naturally discussed as well.
The two also spoke about the economic pressures on an illustrator, the need to get exposure and about different projects Zhi does. In the end, she expands on her community work and what art can do in order to help teach literacy and educate people.
Be sure to listen to the earlier episode with Zhi from our Artist series - E17, the Powers of Illustration - to find out more about the artist and her practice.
00:29 – Zebra Crossing at Turbine Art Fair, (idea, colour scheme, feedback)
06:40 – Getting Exposure and economic pressures on illustrators
08:40 – graphic novels and other projects of Zhi Zulu
11:27 – Teaching literacy and doing community work
17:48 – Origins of inspiration she talks about how she gets to her imagery
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In this episode, Britt Lawton from the David Krut Gallery sat down to speak to self-taught artist Paul Senyol the day of his opening for Markers - a solo showcase done in collaboration with Paul Senyol and his representing gallery Salon91, Cape Town.
Paul Senyol is an abstract painter who reflects the details of everyday life, paired down to an empathy with colour, line and form. His work is a carefully crafted response to his wonderings through various spaces. The colours and textures of urban and natural environments inform his spontaneous practice in the studio. Skateboarding emerged as a gateway to early creative works on the street and remains an important part of Senyol’s experience of urban spaces. His unique visual language is founded on the inevitable change and flux in environments and his works are testament to the translation of experiences into form.
00:35 – Wecome to Johannesburg!
2:45 – Intention, composition and Finland residency; ‘The paintings always have a drawing’
06:35 – Creative flow in the studio, process
08:55 – Titles interesting interplays with words; the meaning of Markers.
10:15 – Margymnal, Recollectionary and reflecting on a personal archive
12:00 – Relationship with Salon 91 established by Monique Du Preez
14:00 – Informal Art education, cross-over of art and skateboard culture, DIY culture
17:30 – Street art, graffiti, outdoor and indoor spaces
20:50 – Opening of Markers at David Krut Projects, Johannesburg
For more information visit our website:
Paul Senyol Blogspot: http://senyol.blogspot.com/
Salon 91: https://www.salon91.co.za/tag/paul-senyol/
In this episode, Erin and Mthabisi from David Krut Projects discuss our latest showcase titled 'Treasure Trove'at the Blue House - 151 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood.
Treasure Trove is
a collection or store of valuable or delightful things.
A continuation of a previous David Krut Projects (DKP) showcase of almost sold-out prints from David Krut Workshop (DKW) collaborations through the years; the Blue House at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue presents Treasure Trove.
Mentioned artworks include Diane Victor’s Springbokkie-Trojan,from her Birth Of A Nation series; a suite of ten etchings using imagery derived from classical mythology and adapted to a South African context of visuality.
Find out more about the series here: http://davidkrutprojects.com/46258/birth-of-a-nation-set-by-diane-victor
Another feature is by international artist RaQuel Van Haver who was invited to spend a week at DKW making prints. During her time in studio, she began a new body of work, the definition of a system; where she depicted topics about global migration, systematic oppression, military forces, refugees and politics.
Find out more here: http://davidkrutprojects.com/artists/44391/raquel-van-haver
Treasure Trove continues our look into the DKW archive via the Blue House at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. You’ll also find other works and exciting books from the David Krut Bookstore.
Elize De Beer had an opportunity to chat to João Orecchia at our Arts on Main Workshop about his music and artistic practice ahead of his upcoming exhibition Instruction, opening 14 May 2019 – 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. João Orecchia is a Johannesburg based artist, composer and maker of physical and virtual “things” that play with reality by deconstruction, shifting expectations of standard uses or purposes of objects and processes. Orecchia talks about his visual exploration of his playful and intuitive working process with sound and music. He finds ways of charting sonic movements and translations onto paper, developing a unique written musical language, which is incorporated into experimental music scores. Instruction will be his first solo exhibition and showcases Orecchia’s first series of etchings and woodcuts created in collaboration with the David Krut Workshop and Master Printer Jillian Ross. The body of prints is accompanied by static and interactive sound installations, videos and performances.
0:20 – Introduction
0:34 – Background on Joao Orecchia’s Practice; “An exploration of the palette of an object”
3:30 – The process of creating scores
5:25 – Developing dialogue between musicians and the score
6:30 – ‘Intermittent’ 2016, collaborative performance with Joseph Suchy
8:30 – Audience Participation and performance energy
12:00 – Project at The Centre for the Less Good Idea
12:54 – Printmaking at David Krut Workshop: Drawing Maps
16:00 – Working with Master Printer Jillian Ross: Similarities in printmaking and score creation
18:00 – Digital Videos and Scores
19:50 – COLOUR
20:55 – “A moment, they exist, you can put them in the wall.” Developing into something more
21:50 – Woodcut and collaboration
23:50 – First exhibition excitement!
For more information on the exhibition and the artist, follow the links:
Welcome to another epsoide of The David Krut Projects Podcast, today we are unpacking the artworks that will be showcased in an upcoming exhibition, Urban Chemistry: Creative Place-making in Johannesburg. Which will be opening on the 3rd of May 2019 at David Krut Projects, New York and later on in the year at David Krut Projects, Johannesburg.
Our speakers today are The Johannesburg Development Agency's Art My Jozi Project artists: Zivanai Matangi, Thusi Vukani, Senzo Bongwana, Sparks Napoli, Mantala Nkoatse and Stephen Hobbs.
The Johannesburg Development Agency’s Art My Jozi Project implements functional public art enhancements and facilities in strategic public places in key nodes along the City’s transit corridors.
Executed under the oversight and funding of the City’s Development Planning Department, the Art My Jozi documentary team, known as the Creative Crew, engages in an ongoing programme of workshops, events and installations - exploring creative place-making through community participation and co-production.
Urban Chemistry, an exhibition on view at David Krut Projects New York, draws on the interpretive eye of the Creative Crew as they examine the precarious social conditions and ambiguous spaces found between the more traditionally designated outlines of city-commissioned urban transformation. This exhibition comprises photography, film and public performance works - excavating alternative vantage points that explore the tension between social and political rights of access, emerging creative micro economies, and the power of the performative to activate space and unearth history and memory.
Stephen Hobbs, visual artist and Director of a public art production organization The Trinity Session, has been instrumental in guiding the curation and implementation of the Art My Jozi programme and will present a series of his own photographic works that reflect on urban defensiveness and what might be perceived as an increasing distrust of public life in our neighbourhoods.
To find out more about Stephan Hobbs and the exhibition please follow the links below:
This episode is taken from a conversation between Ralf Seippel and David Krut during Ralfs annual visit to Johannesburg. It took place in January 2019 at David Krut Projects THE BLUE HOUSE at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood. The conversation reflected on Ralf’s relationship with South Africa, arts education and the overall experience and development of Arts on Main.
2019 sees the 10th anniversary of the establishment of ARTS ON MAIN (AOM).
Ralf and Delia Seippel set up one of the pioneer galleries at AOM together with David Krut and his Workshop and Bookstore, as well as the Canteen restaurant owned by Matt Townsend.
In 2010, the Seippels established a photography gallery known as Bailey Seippel at AOM. Later they rented a larger space at AOM known as Seippel Gallery which was closed after six years to focus on their gallery in Cologne.
1 - Ralf coming to South Africa, meeting David Koloane, Womens Voices, Mercedes Benz corporate collection and creating an educational supplement
8:38 – David Krut publishing his Taxi Art Books
9:38 – Ralf and David Koloane's relationship
12:00 – How Ralf became involved in and influenced by Fine Arts
15:00 – How Delia became involved
17:20 – Johannesburg, “It’s very rough but it’s interesting”
21:00 – Germany and the interest in arts and culture
26:00 – Influence that Ralf left in SA
27:00 – Matt Townsend, The Canteen restaurant, Arts on Main, Galleries and Retail: The success and failure of Arts on Main
40:00 – Arts on Main: Too ambitious?
45:00 – Open discussion development and maintenance of Arts on Main between David Krut, Ralf Seippel, Matthew Townsend and Colleen Alborough
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In this episode, Elize de Beer and Britt Lawton from the David Krut Projects (DKP) team are in conversation about The Cat Show! A group exhibition hosted at 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood from December 2018 until February 2019 where young and established artists associated with DKP have responded to the theme of Cats!
Elize and Britt have chosen some of their favourite pieces to talk about - works that they feel have contributed to the quirky and memorable nature of the showcase.
00:00 - 00:38 - Welcome Back!
- What is 'The Cat SHow?'
02:29 - Flaccid Feline Fiasko Fantasy by Fanie
03:00 - Self-portrait as a cat?: Heidi Fourie
03:37 - Odysseus had a little lamb: Diane Victor
04:26 - Digital art, ancient beliefs: Zhi Zulu
05:09 - Opening the mouth: Wayne Matthews
06:50 - Why Cats?
08:15 - Donate. Feel good exhibition.
09:24 - Thank you!
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Link to The Cat Show: http://davidkrutprojects.com/artists/49584/the-cat-show
This episode of the David Krut Projects podcast is an audio guide to artist Lorenzo Nassimbeni solo showcase, POLYGRAPH.
The exhibition is a portrait of the artist, composed of varying qualities and languages of line work which are reflective of his response to various physical environments and contexts. The work in the exhibition is made up of 4 distinct chapters which are structured as a linear narrative – a journey from one form of urbanity or place to another as experienced by the artist. These chapters can be hear in the podcast. They are a journey progresses, so the line quality, and its message, changes. The line is a barometer of the personal condition of the artist, in response to place.
Be sure to go have a look at the exhibition, at David Krut Projects, 142A Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg.
Exhibition Opens on Thursday, 18 October, 18h00-20h00
Walkabout with the artist on Saturday, 20 October, 11h00-12h00
For more information contact email@example.com or 011 880 6368
David Krut Projects is an alternative arts institution dedicated to encouraging an awareness of and careers in the arts and related literature and media, and to promoting contemporary culture in a dynamic, collaborative environment. In Johannesburg, we have exhibition project spaces and an adjacent bookstore located at 151 Jan Smuts Avenue; Arts on Main, the major arts hub adjacent to downtown Johannesburg; and the Montebello Design Centre in Newlands, Cape Town.
David Krut Print Workshop (DKW), based at Arts on Main, produces fine art editions with William Kentridge, Diane Victor, Deborah Bell and a number of other South African and international artists.
David Krut’s art activities started in London in the early 1980’s when he published an edition by British artist Joe Tilson. He has since curated exhibitions of contemporary works on paper in various international locations. In 1992 he became active in South Africa, publishing the editions of William Kentridge.
In 2002 he established David Krut Print Workshop, a collaborative intaglio and monotype studio, in Johannesburg. In New York, print collaborations are undertaken with Director and Master Printer Phil Sanders of Robert Blackburn Printmaking Workshop.
David Krut Publishing was established in 1997 when Krut produced the first major publication on William Kentridge in CD-ROM format. Since then he has published many art books, including a series of 15 TAXI Art Books, the first-ever series of monographs on contemporary South African artists.
DKP‘s Podcasts is a series of episodes from our various artists about their practice and processes, along with gallery and DKW walkabouts and talks.
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