Maritzburg Sun (South Africa)
Gallery ZAZA in Hilton will be opening their new exhibition, Here and Now, on Wednesday, March 23.
This collaboration between local mural artist Jono Hornby and writer Jaqui Hiltermann, offers a rich audio-visual commentary on the present as well as an exploration of contemporary issues. It also merges an expansive character-filled mural with narrated stories.
Hornby said: “By using art and storytelling as a lens, we can open up channels of discourse, and show that there’s so much more to stories and images than meets the eye.
“Here and Now is about thinking, listening, and observing – with lashings of colour, quirkiness, and imagination.
“We believe that art isn’t ‘private collections’ and it shouldn’t need a manual or a secret decoder ring to interpret. It’s about sharing stories, conversations, and snapshots of society; about navigating tensions, juxtapositions, and ambiguities. It’s about being immersed in the here and now.”
Among the artists showing their work at Gallery Zaza are Kristin Yang, Luke Falconer, Muzi Ndlela, Siyabonga Sikosana and Werner GossRoss.
Visitors to the gallery need to bring their cellphones and headphones for the audio-visual experience. For those who forget, headphones will be on sale.