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he past decade has seen remarkable changes on the African continent, not only in the realms of politics and international relations but also in visual culture.

Africa is a continent on the move with a trajectory toward change. Movement and change are significant to any understanding of Africa in our time. These are also fundamental ideas in the making of the TRANS CAPE exhibition.

TRANS CAPE IS AN EXHIBITION THAT INTENDS TO CHANGE THE PUBLIC’S IDEAS ABOUT AFRICA’S ART.

To show and to tell how contemporary African artists relate their work to history and to current realities.

TRANS CAPE also aims to transform the public’s idea of an exhibition by offering alternate modes of presentation and encounter with the art of our time.

For over two decades the work of African artists has made significant contributions to the manner art is discussed in the international arena. Building on this legacy, a new generation of contemporary African artists has emerged, who are creating ground-breaking responses to the unique realities of present-day Africa. Africa’s renowned and emerging artists have together questioned the notions held by both Africans and the world at large, of the African artist’s progress and raison d’être. Their interventions and creative responses show that they are the makers of a new history of African art that speaks to global and local audiences from an African vantage point. TRANS CAPE seeks to engage its visitors with this voice.

TRANS CAPE IS CHOREOGRAPHED ACROSS CAPE TOWN, AND ITS SUBURBS.

The city and its suburban towns of Muizenberg and Stellenbosch form a geographic triangle that contains the diversity of cultures and communities of the Cape Peninsular. The urban fabric of greater Cape Town forms the backdrop to an exhibition. The visitor route is conceived as a journey that connects the exhibition rooms of existing institutions, as well as public spaces and new site-specific locations into a unique exhibition site. Along and within this triangular route local and international visitors are invited to actively engage with art and to re-read the city.

THE WORK OF APPROXIMATELY 70 ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ARTISTS WILL BE ON DISPLAY.

There will be several newly commissioned works alongside existing works that address the shifts, alterations, disruptions and relocations of people across and from Africa.

Transport between locations and across the geographic triangle is conceived as part of the curatorial concept. A mixture of public transportation, (buses, trains, and taxis) as well as TRANS CAPE vehicles commissioned as artistic projects will provide access to the exhibits. It is estimated that visitors will need two days to experience all the works in the exhibition.

The TRANS CAPE exhibition route will provide a multiplicity of meeting points for social and artistic experiences that include exhibitions, installations, music events, performances, and film screenings. TRANS CAPE will facilitate and create spaces for rich encounters between people and across the cities imagined boundaries.

CAPE publications for the exhibition will include a comprehensive full colour catalogue, a theoretical reader and an innovative visitor guide.

English

he past decade has seen remarkable changes on the African continent, not only in the realms of politics and international relations but also in visual culture.

Africa is a continent on the move with a trajectory toward change. Movement and change are significant to any understanding of Africa in our time. These are also fundamental ideas in the making of the TRANS CAPE exhibition.

TRANS CAPE IS AN EXHIBITION THAT INTENDS TO CHANGE THE PUBLIC’S IDEAS ABOUT AFRICA’S ART.

To show and to tell how contemporary African artists relate their work to history and to current realities.

TRANS CAPE also aims to transform the public’s idea of an exhibition by offering alternate modes of presentation and encounter with the art of our time.

For over two decades the work of African artists has made significant contributions to the manner art is discussed in the international arena. Building on this legacy, a new generation of contemporary African artists has emerged, who are creating ground-breaking responses to the unique realities of present-day Africa. Africa’s renowned and emerging artists have together questioned the notions held by both Africans and the world at large, of the African artist’s progress and raison d’être. Their interventions and creative responses show that they are the makers of a new history of African art that speaks to global and local audiences from an African vantage point. TRANS CAPE seeks to engage its visitors with this voice.

TRANS CAPE IS CHOREOGRAPHED ACROSS CAPE TOWN, AND ITS SUBURBS.

The city and its suburban towns of Muizenberg and Stellenbosch form a geographic triangle that contains the diversity of cultures and communities of the Cape Peninsular. The urban fabric of greater Cape Town forms the backdrop to an exhibition. The visitor route is conceived as a journey that connects the exhibition rooms of existing institutions, as well as public spaces and new site-specific locations into a unique exhibition site. Along and within this triangular route local and international visitors are invited to actively engage with art and to re-read the city.

THE WORK OF APPROXIMATELY 70 ESTABLISHED AND EMERGING CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ARTISTS WILL BE ON DISPLAY.

There will be several newly commissioned works alongside existing works that address the shifts, alterations, disruptions and relocations of people across and from Africa.

Transport between locations and across the geographic triangle is conceived as part of the curatorial concept. A mixture of public transportation, (buses, trains, and taxis) as well as TRANS CAPE vehicles commissioned as artistic projects will provide access to the exhibits. It is estimated that visitors will need two days to experience all the works in the exhibition.

The TRANS CAPE exhibition route will provide a multiplicity of meeting points for social and artistic experiences that include exhibitions, installations, music events, performances, and film screenings. TRANS CAPE will facilitate and create spaces for rich encounters between people and across the cities imagined boundaries.

CAPE publications for the exhibition will include a comprehensive full colour catalogue, a theoretical reader and an innovative visitor guide.