Barbara Wildenboer, Spinning Tales II, 2017.
There is an exiting exhibition featuring book art currently running at the ABSA Art Gallery in Johannesburg till the 10th of March. Book art exhibitions are often rare as they are more a niche form of artistic expression when taken into the context of broader art world production. If you are a book art enthusiast, then there is still ample time to visit the show if you are in the area. Bibliophilia . . . Turning the Pages, encompasses a group show where selected South African artists engage with the notion of the book. In creating works that express their admiration for the written word, they use the book as an open ended stucture and aid in order to create new and distinctive forms of visual experience. Artists featured, include - Banele Khoza, Barbara Wildenboer, Stephan Erasmus, Collen Maswanganyi, Angelique Koekemoer, Bongani Njalo, Martin Onyis, Mohamed, Nieuwoudt and Kathleen Sawyer.
ABSA Art Gallery, ABSA Towers North, 161 Main Road, Johannesburg.