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OVERVIEW OF CURRENT & UPCOMING EXHIBITIONS

EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT / PHAKAMA UK BENEFIT

ARTWORK PRESENTED AT THE PHAKAMA UK BENEFIT

October 2nd 2018 / MAD Leadership Foundation

The 2018 UK Benefit, reveals the establishment of the fundraising mantra and symbolism, that of Phakama. Phakama, originating from isiZulu, means Rise Up. The power of this word encompasses so much of what MAD Leadership Foundation aspires to, in both our scholars and that of our supporters. The chosen symbolism is the King Protea, being the national flower of South Africa. The King Protea adapts to survive wildfires by its thick underground stem, which contains many dormant buds; these will produce the new growth after the fire. The King Protea quite literally rises up even after it has been burnt down.

The combination of this iconography and powerful symbolic word together creates the movement for this event. Phakama UK Benefit stands for the strength and resilience our scholars possess in continually and consistently rising up and above any circumstances or hurdles that might inhibit their potential or diminish their dreams. It too stands for the challenge we place to our supporters, to rise up and take a stand for education and leadership development in South Africa. To rise up for our future leaders and to rise up and be the difference.

Join us for a spectacular evening of philanthropy and sophistication, set to the art nouveau backdrop of Painters’ Hall, an iconic building in the heart of London.

Phakama UK Benefit provides a window to South Africa – a cultural showcase and celebration of what South Africa has to offer in food, wine, art and entertainment. Combining an appreciation for South African art, heritage, and philanthropy. Guests will enjoy a drinks reception; South African inspired food and La Motte wines, a live and silent art auction, entertainment by the acoustic folk-rock and afro-blues due – Bottomless Coffee Band and more. This year’s event is set to be a spectacular evening celebrating the best of South Africa.

VENUE

Painters’ Hall, 9 Little Trinity Lane, London, EC4V 2AD

 

For further information contact us on the official event page.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT / BERLIN ART WEEK

FAKED PERFECTION

SOLO EXHIBITION

September 26 – October 7th 2018 / Reichenberger Strasse 154, 10999 Berlin, Germany

 

 

“SaySay uses the photographs of mannequins as the symbolism of the world we currently live in, emphasising this disconnect from reality. Their exterior representing a fake perfection of what women and men think they should look like, flawless with perfect smiles living perfect lives we misleadingly portray on social media. He says we can all take the perfect selfie, show the world
we are social beings, out having fun in trendy places, living the dream, but asks the question; are we truly happy?

Curated by Anna Sarre, well known visual and performance art curator from Berlin, the exhibition will show a selection of photographs accompanied by philosophical messages and video installation.”

 

Exhibition starts on the Wednesday 26th of September at 6pm and runs until the 7th of October. Art Fabrique hosted by Music.Art.Berlin, SaySayLove SBKG.

 

For further information contact us on the official event page.

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EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT / THE INTERNATIONAL ART LABORATORY

The International Art Laboratory – Intimate Loneliness

June 28 – July 4  2018 / Berlin, Germany

ART LABORATORY CALLING

3pm to 9pm from the 28th June to 4th July 2018.

Join us for creative, expressive sessions with artist SaySay.love
A fun and unconventional way to express your ideas about self-satisfaction in contemporary society and loneliness in private life. At the end of the laboratory there will be a performance based on the acknowledged theater director Yury Muravitsky from the Theater DOC, Moscow and an art exhibition of SaySay.Love, a Berlin-based photographer. Curated by Anna Sarre.

Art Laboratory is a form of an investigation on the current social change, happening on the basis of collaboration and conversation among the art-makers and art-scholars. At the end of the art, there is a collective work that summarizes the outcome of this investigation, which will be shown as part of the art exhibition. The first display will take place in Berlin.
Sex mit den Dingen stands for the current trend within the contemporary society to choose self-satisfaction over the exchange of mutual corporeal sympathy. This behavior demonstrates the rights of individuals to achieve and prove independence from others, and leads to the development of personal borders, which prevent any reciprocation of empathy. Can we still experience mutual sexual interest? Do we need another partner to meet our sexual demands? Or is sex “alone” enough for us? These are the main questions about the idea of ​​SaySayLove (photographer, architect), the main curator of the laboratory Anna Sarre and co-curator Arina Abelev and a notable theater maker Jurij Muravitskj from Moscow’s independent theater scene. Share your visions with us and let it travel in Europe.

We are looking for:
Video artists
Fashion designers / theater costume designers
Photographers
Artists
Installation of artists
Lighting Artist
Multimedia Artists

For further information contact us on the official event page.

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