The 'Margins of Error' Winter Sculpture Exhibition consists of new sculptures, installations & performances from South Korea, Morocco & South Africa, produced as part of KOFICE's Traveling Korean Arts' project.
MARGINS OF ERROR
Co-curated by Jessica Doucha
Sections: Ongoings, Ingoings
Collaborative Project by Marco Miehling & Jessica Doucha
THAT HIDDEN THREAD
Curated by Marta Moriarty
THE REAL DMZ PROJECT
Curated by Sunjung Kim
Co-curated by Jessica Doucha | Initiated by Ann Roberts
SPONSORS & PARTNERS
KOFICE (Korean Foundation for International Cultural Exchange),
Embassy of the Republic of Korea, The Real DMZ Project, Space for Contemporary Art,
Ministry of Culture, Sports and Tourism of the Republic of Korea,
The Claire and Eduardo Villa Will Trust, University of Johannesburg,
Fulmer Contemporary London, Samsung, Moriarty.
THE REAL DMZ PROJECT
a project by Space for Contemporary Art
Director, Serene Pac
Project Coordination, YoonJoo Lee
Public Relations, Juhwa Moon
Administration, Mikyung Lee
Artwork Production Manager, Liesl Potgieter, PLNTH
THAT HIDDEN THREAD
Artists supported by
The Claire and Eduardo Villa Will Trust
NIROX Sculpture Park is 30ha of cultivated lawns, arbors, fields, waterways, and wetlands, on the banks of the Blaauwbankspruit River adjoining the Kkatlhamphi Private Nature Reserve — a 1000ha wilderness of hills, valleys, riverine forests, caves, and highveld grasslands, populated with diverse local game and birdlife.
The Park is open to the public on weekends and public holidays 10:00-16:00, or by special arrangements during the week.
The Park hosts more than 50 permanent and long-term installations by artists from across the globe; and at least one annual large scale curated exhibition of new and temporary installations and performances, in collaboration with NIROX’ wide circle of global partners and curatorial affiliations.
THE COVERED SPACE
On 20th December 2020 NIROX inaugurates its newly covered exhibition space with a solo installation by Nicholas Hlobo.
The Covered Space is a generous rammed earth structure continuing the upskilling of local communities in the craft of building with the earth which began with the construction of the Columba Leadership Residency at NIROX in 2018.
The Covered Space will host a program for solo artists, installations, and performances.
The Sculpture Park regularly hosts independently curated exhibitions.
Sethembile Msezane — 'Signal Her Return iii' (2018)
Margins of Error
- Ashraf Jamal Quotes
We live in silos. This benighted and shrunken view is an unjust answer to our global woes, a reactionary attempt to override the productive conflicts which every country at this historical moment is experiencing. Isolationism is not a solution but a symptom of a crisis.
In 2021, at the Nirox Foundation ... we see the manifestation of a global counter-intuitive project. Pitted against perversity, in search of tomorrow’s health today, the project brings together artists from South Korea, Morocco, and South Africa, in a joint attempt to confound the bitterness latent in a reactionary desire to destroy compassion, arrest human movement, and defy growth.
The artist’s stance is vital. What it advocates is openness, connection, understanding, and, all-importantly, a critically reflexive individuality.
IN WAITING: COVID 19
In waiting: COVID 19
Mwangi Hutter — 'Travels of the rememberers’ (2018)
Marco Miehling — 'A tree is a big plant with a stick up in the middle' (2019)
WINTER EXHIBITION 2019: POWER OF SITE
About one million years after that first spark, a stone’s throw from the first campfire – now the core of the Cradle of Humankind World Heritage Site, where NIROX Sculpture Park lies at its heart – 20 artists from around the globe explored and reflected upon the sources, control, sustenance and sharing of the energy that underpin and dominate existence.
Curators: Lorena Guillén Vaschetti and Adam Jeppesen.
Participating artists: Marina Abramović (SRB), Willem Boshoff (SA), Richard Forbes (SA), Riyas Komu (IND), Richard Long (UK) (Existing works), Gerald Machona (SA), Rhett Martyn (SA), Marco Miehling (GER), Michael Mieskes (GER), Moataz Nasr (EGY), Olu Oguibe (USA), 58 Collective: Elena Rocchi (ITL) & Hester Reeve (UK), Jake Singer (SA), Danae Stratou (GRC), Adejoke Tugbiyele (USA/Nigeria), Lorena Guillén Vaschetti (ARG), Warther │ Dixon (SA), James Webb (SA)