Morality Monkeys

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“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.

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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.

"Ek het n appeltjie te skil met jou" embroidery on rubber (inner tube) and found vintage frame

“Ek het n appeltjie te skil met jou” embroidery on rubber (inner tube) and found vintage frame

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:

"No hard feelings" embroidery on rubber

“No hard feelings” embroidery on rubber

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

Time: 11:00

Opening speaker (11:30): Robert Hamblin

Participating artists:

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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