The 2018 season of Art & Design Saturday at Keyes Art Mile in Rosebank, Joburg, brings together new and established creative voices with a showcase, Masters of Modernism: Exploring Craftsmanship in Design on 12 May.
The exhibition offers visitors to Keyes the opportunity to experience a unique collection of historical and catalyst pieces of future design from the acknowledged Masters of Modernism. These include Charles Rennie Mackintosh, Frank Lloyd Wright, Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, Charlotte Perriand, Gerrit Thomas Rietveld, Marco Zanuso and the joint collaboration of Le Corbusier, Pierre Jeanneret, and Charlotte Perriand.
Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, also known as Le Corbusier is a Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, and writer that is considered one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture and industrial design. Image: Supplied
To enhance the experience of viewing these historical designs, True Design will screen a series of three films, courtesy of Cassina, that show the history and making of the iconic designs. The selected pieces from the “Cassina Maestri” (Cassina Masters) Collection will be on display in The Atrium of The Trumpet building throughout the day.
MESH cinema will additionally screen a feature-length, subtitled film on Charles-Édouard Jeanneret, otherwise known as Le Corbusier (1887 – 1965). The Swiss-French architect, designer, painter, urban planner, and writer is considered one of the pioneers of what is now called modern architecture and industrial design. The film will be screened on the hour at 10:00, 11:00, 12:00, 13:00 and 14:00.
Other highlights of Art & Design Saturday include a solo exhibition by Charles Gassner at SMAC Gallery. TMRW digital gallery will be offering viewers an immersive and digitally augmented experience of large works on paper by Mongezi Ncaphayi, presented in collaboration with SMAC Gallery and a sculptural work by Sophia van Wyk, presented in association with Hazard Gallery.
A series of virtual reality (VR) film productions from Kenya, Senegal, and Ghana titled ‘New Dimensions’ co-produced by Electric South and the Goethe-Institut South Africa and supported by Big World Cinema, Blue Ice Docs, and the Bertha Foundation will also be on display.
Everard Read Gallery will be open on the day with a group exhibition, while CIRCA Studio will be exhibiting the printed works of Colbert Mashile and Ade Adesina. Upstairs at CIRCA will be a show of selected pieces by Blessing Ngobeni.