A FILM BY
VICTOR VAN ASWEGEN
A retrospective of the oeuvre of artist Emma Willemse whose work over the past decade and more has centred on the themes of home, the loss of a home and displacement. Through scenes of the artist at work, cinematic set pieces presenting her work, and interviews with academics, gallerists and critics, the film explores three relationships: art and artist; art and world; art and material – artmaking as an extension of pivotal personal experiences in the artist’s life; readings of the artworks against the grim backdrop of local and global displacement, in a world where more than 64 million people have been displaced from their homes as a result of persecution, conflict and violence; and finally, materiality and meaning, how we imbue objects with meaning in artmaking, art appreciation, and in life.
Showing at The Kerksaal, Hoofstraat Conceptual, 52 Hoof Street, Riebeek Kasteel on:
Thursday 9 August 18h30 - 20h00 and Saturday 11 August 18h30 - 20h00