Untitled performance piece by Megan Mace and Bogosi Sekhukhuni

Megan Mace and Bogosi Sekhukhune

Untitled Performance piece for the Imagination Room synopsis

By Megan Mace and Bogosi Sekhukhuni (performed at the launch night of the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Room)

We were using the cans of Lucky Star tinned fish, as the main facilitator for guiding the piece. Both of us were sitting within a plastic blow up pool which will be filled with the tinned fish. Along with this there is a sound system (maybe a hi-fi), playing a selection of
popular/commercial South African house songs. Bogosi or myself(Megan) will then take turns to get out of the pool and change the track whilst the other eats some of the fish. The other will then return into the pool to drink a glass of champagne.lucky star pilchards

This piece creates a dialogue between an iconic brand (Lucky Star) with a broad history (of socio-politics) in relation to looking at it in the contemporary, in terms of the commoditisation of the brand within South Africa’s popular youth culture. Lucky Star’s commodification as art object also brings with it, this loss of its authentic value, to a different and new market. Playing the house music ,not only acts the pace maker for the performance, but stands as a narrating device for making this commentary on popular South African culture but also speaks towards the context in which/where Lucky  Star is eaten and by whom.

“Remember Andy Warhol’s iconic Campbell’s Soup print edition?! Think of that in the South African context.”-Roli

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Bogosi Sekhukhune and Megan Mace

Megan Mace and Bogosi Sekhukhune

 

It should be noted that, in addition to this synopsis, the piece also conjured up thoughts of businessman and sushi king Kenny Kunene.

http://citizen.co.za/85816/eat-your-art-out/

The Imagination Room painting pop up art exhibition

Imagination Room painting exhibition.

Imagination Room painting exhibition.

Bombay Sapphire cordially invites you to the Bombay Sapphire Imagination Room’s opening of the pop up painting exhibition featuring artists:

Pat Mautloa, Loyiso Mkize and Kenny Nkosi.

Opening; 21 November 2013

Time: 7:00PM Sharp! Venue: Bombay Sapphire Imagination Room 1394 Vundla Drive, Rockville, Soweto.

Join us for a display of artistic splendour and delicious Bombay Sapphire cocktails.

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Prepare to be intrigued, provoked and tantalized as Bombay Sapphire, for the very first time in South Africa, launches an initiative that supports imagination through curating local artists worldwide with the arrival of their pop-up gallery in the heart of Soweto.

The Bombay Imagination Room, curated by visionary arts group Mashumi Art Projects (MAP), will pop up from November 14th at one of the most iconic places in the township, the location of the old Panyaza chisa nyama at 1394 Vundla Drive in Rockville, for just three weeks. With the aim to reflect recognition of Soweto as an artistic and cultural hub, The Bombay Imagination Room will also to give Sowetans and visitors alike the opportunity to interact with art in an emotive setting.

Over this time, visitors will not only infuse themselves with internationally acclaimed works from some of the finest home grown artists, but will also enjoy a Bombay SapphireGin which uses only the finest botanicals created through its special Vapour Infusion process.

“Bombay Sapphire is proud to be associated with such a great concept which is infused with imagination in highlighting the finest South African art,” says Leigh Hofmeyr, marketing manager for Bombay Sapphire.

Each week, a different art medium, from print and performance to photography and painters, will be showcased at the gallery in a curated exhibition – with artists of the ilk of Soweto-based and Mpumalanga-born fine artist Kenny Nkosi, internationally award-winning photographer, Jodi Bieber, and pioneering painter, David Koloane, whose works are part of a number of collections worldwide, all part of the roster.

The genres confirmed for the Bombay Imagination Room are:

Print Makers
Dr David Koloane
Bambo Sibiya
Lehlogonolo Mashaba

Painters and collagist
Loyiso Mkize
Kenny Nkosi
Pat Mautloa

Photographers
Jodi Bieber
Lungile Zaphi
Andrew Shabangu

Performance artist
Megan Mace and Bogosi Sekhukhune

Video
Happy Dhlame

Each genre will be launched on Thursday nights at the artists’ preview, where the following week’s exhibition will be showcased. Every Saturday, the Bombay Imagination Room will host intimate Bombay Brunches where food will be paired with exciting imaginative cocktails, and Sapphire Sundays will see DJ Kenzhero play host for that last drink before a Monday.

The Bombay Imagination Room will open daily from 10:00 unit 18:00 except Wednesdays.

For more on the Bombay Imagination Room:
Web – www.bombayimaginationroom.co.za
Facebook – https://www.facebook.com/pages/Bombay-Imagination-Room/584604634910471
Twitter – https://twitter.com/BSImagination
Instagram – http://instagram.com/BSImagination

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