A Place in Time 2016
NIROX Foundation is excited to announce a unique exhibition in the UNESCO Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, some 5km from the recent extraordinary discovery of what is arguably a previously unknown hominin species, Homo Naledi. A Place in Time presents over 40 new sculptures by artists from Africa, Europe and the USA – including Richard Long, Willem Boshoff, Nandipha Mntambo, Tom Price, Moataz Nasr, Rachael Champion, Anton Burdakov, Tom Price, Serge Nitegeka, Mikhael Subotsky, Angus Taylor and Marco Cianfanelli– created in response to this highly significant environment.
The exhibition considers contemporary sculpture practice within a human tradition to make and appreciate objects that is seemingly as old as we are, underpinned by an exceptional display of artifacts on loan from the University of the Witwatersrand Origins Centre Museum collection, curated by Lara Mallen.
A Place in Time, is curated by Helen Pheby PhD, Senior Curator at Yorkshire Sculpture Park, in collaboration with Mary-Jane Darroll, assisted by interns Naudia Yorke and Danika Bester.
A Place in Time will celebrate, encourage and share with the world the highest standard of creative practice informed by and focusing attention on the exceptionally important context of South Africa as a centre of global heritage and an exciting contemporary art destination.
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