The A.R.T. Show: reclaiming lives

The A.R.T. Show on display in the Main Exhibition Room A visitor viewing The Tower by Siyazama Project

The A.R.T. Show: reclaiming lives has been planned to open in the Tatham Art Gallery on World AIDS Day 2011. This exhibition is being organized by the Make Art/Stop AIDS programme and is curated by Carol Brown, independent curator from Durban, together with Professor David Gere from the Dept of World Arts and Cultures at the University of California.

This show has developed from the earlier South African exhibition, Not Alone, which was concerned with the transformative power of the arts to advance global health. This new exhibition takes its name from the fact that South Africa is now in the post-treatment phase of the epidemic, but there are still many challenges to be faced.

It features artists and collectives from throughout South Africa as well as other countries such as the U.S. and India. As it travels it will be augmented by contributions from other southern African nations such as Botswana, Malawi and Mozambique. The exhibition will be made up of three components:

  1. The A.R.T. Cabinet. This has been designed by Durban artist Xavier Clarisse for the traveling exhibition and artists are being commissioned to create works especially for this cabinet.
  2. Through Positive Eyes. Photography, directed by Gideon Mendel, by 17 HIV-Positive people documenting their own experiences.
  3. Museum Works by Major Artists.

Curator Carol Brown can be contacted on or 083 778 1192

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