StateoftheART Gallery is a contemporary gallery based in the heart of District Six, an appropriate setting for LAND, the exhibition by Lisette Forsyth that comments on the the issues surrounding expropriation.
“South Africa belongs to all who live in it” was the dream
But now land is the ultimate issue and the great divide
Because land defines who, what and where we are
With land we are all monarchs, without it we are serfs
This current art of mine is an expression of the riddle of the land
Which has to be solved. Somehow.
For all our sakes – Lisette Forsyth
Recent events in South Africa and the progress of the proposed amendment to the Constitution to allow for expropriation of land without compensation have posed critical questions such as: Whose land is to be expropriated? What criteria for expropriation will be utilized? Who is to be the beneficiary under such expropriation?
It is against this backdrop that artist Lisette Forsyth stages her exhibition LAND.
WHERE: StateoftheART Gallery, 50 Buitenkant Street, Cape Town
WHEN: to 18 February Monday to Friday: 10:00 – 17:00, Saturday: 10:00 till 14:00.
INFO: E email@example.com T 061 129 1899
For those unable to attend in person, the exhibition may be viewed online at StateoftheART
Lisette Forsyth is a Cape Town based artist. The city and its residents, the people as well as the fauna and flora, are the inspiration for the artworks she creates. She studied graphic design at the Cape Technicon, majoring in photography and printing. Between 1992 and 1994, she completed an internship at Mechanical Graphics at the Bayerische Rundfunk, Germany. In 1998 she took up a four month residence in the Caretaker’s Studio while on a working holiday in Perth, Western Australia, culminating in a group exhibition: Cottesloe the People. The artist has exhibited nationally and internationally, participating in over ten group exhibitions and six solo exhibitions. LAND is the artist’s third solo exhibition with StateoftheART, following Love Thy Neighbor in 2015 and A Reflection of Us in 2014.
E: firstname.lastname@example.org T: 061 129 1899
PHOTO: REPATRIATION by Lisette Forsyth, mixed media on Epson Watercolour paper, 107 x 80 cm framed.