Nando’s Creative Exchange opens at the AVA Gallery in Cape Town on 30 August 2018, bringing the works of four of the hottest emerging Southern African artists to the Mother City.
The group exhibition, Rituals, is presented in partnership with Spier Arts Trust and showcases the works of Christo Basson, Ludumo Maqabuka, Nkoali Nawa and Nkosinathi Quwe.
At Nando’s, we’re passionate about our Southern African heritage, which is why we invest in local art and artists. In fact, we are the largest collector of Southern African art in the world, with over 21 000 artworks in our collection. We support more than 350 artists, whose work is displayed in more than 1 200 restaurants in 24 countries around the world.
We support various artist career development and art sourcing programmes, administered by Spier Arts Trust, including Nando’s Creative Exchange. This programme creates a mentoring opportunity for artists to develop their narratives in their work while building the professional-practice skills vital for their career development.
This year’s Nando’s Creative Exchange exhibition, Rituals, acknowledges that in the past decade, artists’ concepts have shifted from justice and injustice to rituals – the gathering of real experience beyond imagined ideals.
The four artists taking part in the exhibition have found meaning in rituals of the everyday. From music sampling to religious devotion, and from work to play, they borrow from the to create new realities.
Experience Rituals at the AVA Gallery (35 Church Street, Cape Town), from 30 August until 26 September 2018.