You & I, Curated by Ziphozenkosi Dayile and Kemang wa Lehulere
13 September 2017 - 13 January 2018

Zanele Muholi, Santu Mofokeng, Glenn Ligon, Moshekwa Langa, Yoko Ono,Eija-Liisa Ahtila, Malick Sidibé, The Propeller Group, Eugene Paramoer, Goddy Leye, Molefe Pheto, Meschac Gaba, David Goldblatt, Mwangi Hutter, Adrian Melis, Haroon Gunn-Salie, James Matthews, Mushroom Hour Half Hour, Pierre Fouché, Billy Monk, Brett Seiler & Luvuyo Nyawose, Gugulective, Avant Car Guard, B4 Food, Dan Halter, Ilze Wolff


You & I is an exhibition that looks at how people come together - asking after the conditions, histories and dynamics of the ‘collective’. Curators Ziphozenkosi Dayile and Kemang Wa Lehulere pull back from any attempt to survey collective practice, opening instead with a series of lyrical articulations.

You & I includes artworks that invite public participation as well as pieces made collaboratively - from photographs and sculptural installations, to performances, films and an instruction piece. Drawing from shared histories and from day to day experiences, these elements tell stories of how people connect, and disconnect. Some observe or re-imagine gatherings and processions, others look at teamwork, organisation, or individual relationships. Across the exhibition, instances of community are placed alongside searching questions of who ‘you’, ‘I’ or ‘we’ may indeed be?

You & I runs for five months from September 2017 and January 2018, incorporating a public programme of live performances, screenings and discussions. The programme also includes improvised sessions with musicians, artists, writers, and other practitioners, as well as group drawing and writing experiments. Please sign up to our mailing list, visit a4arts.org, or email info@a4arts.org for more information & updates.



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