Avoid the rush hour traffic, and end the busy working day with a chilled chardonnay, an opera aria and a chance to spend time in the beautifully-lit, tranquil Durban Art Gallery as the curatorial team lead a free sundowner interactive conversational walkabout with a difference on Wednesday 17 May for the fabulous exhibition, Beauty and its Beasts, currently on at the Durban Art Gallery in the heart of the city of Durban.
The exhibition entitled Beauty and its Beasts is designed to stimulate contemplation about women, and raise questions about the way we create, perpetuate or allow gender stereotypes. It is on display over two rooms at the DAG.
The exhibition examines how the stereotype was created and how artists have either perpetuated the phenomenon or subverted it. The works on view were selected primarily from the collections of the Durban Art Gallery and where gaps were identified works have been borrowed from other collections. The viewer will be guided by the wall text identifying themes and it is here the voices of the collaborators bring resonance and add strata to the selections.
To set the tone for the evening, and to add an audio dimension to the theme of the exhibition, opera singer Njabulo Shozi, a final year student based at UKZN's proactive Opera School and Choral Academy, will open the informal event with a carefully-chosen operatic aria.
The exhibition will be on display at the Durban Art Gallery from 31 March to 30 July 2017. Gallery hours: Monday-Saturday 8:30 to 16:00 Sundays 11:00-16:00.
There will be a free informative public after-work sundowner walkabout of the exhibition Beauty and its Beasts with the curator and collaborators featuring singer Njabulo Shozi on Wednesday 17 May at 5.30pm.
For further details contact Jenny Stretton 031 - 3112264 / 031 - 3327286.