“When one person stands up and says “WAIT A MINUTE, THIS IS WRONG,” it helps other people to do the same – Gloria Steinem.
The exhibition The Morality Monkeys: See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil refers to a lack of moral responsibility on the part of the people who refuse to acknowledge impropriety by looking the other way or feigning ignorance. The exhibition deals with a variety of controversial subject matter.
I am so looking forward to this show.
For those who cant make it to this show, here is a preview of what i did for this group exhibition:
When I see the words evil and morals in a sentence, the first thing that comes to mind is the encounter of Eve with the Serpent. It’s such a well known story and one that has been carried down for generations.
So I decided that since I adore playing and toys, I want to role play that encounter. I used a toy snake I received from a friend for Christmas a couple of years ago.
The title of the above work is: “Ek het n appeljtie met jou te skil” which means we’ve got a score to settle. If I was Eve, what would I have said to the serpent back then?
With the second work: “No hard feelings”, things became more suggestive. The toy is a plush snake and doesn’t feel hard when you hold it. Here Eve is comforting the Serpent. They made peace with each other:
The Morality Monkeys: See no Evil, Hear no Evil, Speak no Evil.
Curated by Aidon Westcott
Dates: Exhibition runs from: 12 Oct – 24 Nov
Opening: 12 October 2013
Opening speaker (11:30): Robert Hamblin
Robert Hamblin; Chris Diedericks; Adriaan Diedericks; Barry Barichievy; Brahm van Zyl; Corlie de Kock; Grace Kotze; Mathew Brittan; Steven Rosin; Judy Woodbourne; Olaf Bisschoff; Michele Rolstone; Marie Stander; Clare Menck; Peter van Straten; David Brits; Shany van den Berg; Elizabeth Gunter; Hannalie Taute; Aidon Westcott; Susan Opperman, Larita Engelbrecht, Bowen Boshier, Jaco Sieberhagen and Vulindela Nyoni.
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