Sat, 31 Jul | 99 Loop Gallery

12 Hours of Breathing

99 Loop is pleased to announce a group exhibition presented by the Re-curators Curatorial Collective. Featured artists include Alexandra-Naledi Holtman, Esethu Nkosi, Lorraine Kalassa, Okhi Mookoo Ntho, Ravélle Pillay, and Zenande Mtati.
12 Hours of Breathing

Time & Location

31 Jul, 10:00 – 21 Aug, 14:00
99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa

About the Exhibition

12 Hours of Breathing – presented by the Re-curators Curatorial Collective – is an exhibition of figurative and abstract mixed media works. Relying on the current zeitgeist of ontological precarity, we look inwardly at practices of (artistic) self-preservation and being present: the act of being alive. In getting used to being unable to engage with one another as we once knew, this exhibition explores the many tangents of this existentialism in multiple ways: the mundane; modes of leisurely practice, radical acts of self-care and even with the split moments of joy.

The exhibition reflects on the sense of wrestling and surrendering to the complicated feelings of what it means to be living right now – enduring ontological ruptures. However, the indulgence is not macabre despondency. It is scholar, Paolo Bartoloni who writes about the clarity that might arise from precarity, that which is inextricably linked with the potential. Informed by lived experiences, each featured artist presents their articulation(s) of selfhood, compounded by our current obscure reality and its weighted implications with history, belonging and the ongoing quest of freedom.

Featured artists:

  • Alexandra-Naledi Holtman
  • Esethu Nkosi
  • Lorraine Kalassa
  • Okhi Mookoo Ntho
  • Ravelle Pillay
  • Zenande Mtati

Re-curators is an art curatorial collective that was established in 2018 by Amogelang Maledu, Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose, and Thembakazi Matroshe.