Art at Stellenbosch University Museum

A collage of some of the works that will be on display.

Making a case for the value of art production in the realm of higher education and the future, and investigating themes around the future of higher education, Forward? Forward! Forward… punts the important role of art in a wide-ranging celebratory
group show.

The exhibition opens on Wednesday Decemeber 5 at the Stellenbosch University Museum. Over 60 artists will be featured.

According to the curators, Ulrich Wolff and Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen, the response has delivered a range of works, touching numerous themes in a variety of media.

More than 250 proposals, serving as catalysts for debate and engagement with the future of the university and education were submitted.

Artists interpreted the theme to address such issues as identity and cultural perspectives, mentorship, literacy, fields of knowledge, human-to-human connectivity, language, campus power structures and social systems.

Creative expressions include installations, painting, collage, drawing, photography, video, short film, animation, print media, sculpture and performance art.

A commemorative catalogue by the Stellenbosch University Museum will augment the exhibition.

As part of a transformative/collaborative concept, essays by authors from the Institute for Futures Research, under the direction of Dr Morné Mostert, will inform the art of Forward? Forward! Forward…and extending the debate around the futuristic theme in this centenary year.

A selection panel consisting of Ashley Walters, Robyn-Leigh Cedras, Maurice Mbikayi, Ulrich Wolff and Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen considered the initial proposals.

Forward? Forward! Forward… closes on April 30.

For more information, contact Ulrich Wolff on 021 808 3029 or Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen on 083 700 9669.