Exhibitions

Die Wagkamer 1 / The Waiting Room 1

COVID restrictions apply: 1.5m distance. Wear a mask. Sanitize. The number of people allowed inside the space at a time will be monitored.



THE WAITING ROOM I/DIE WAGKAMER I
 
This particular exhibition is a two person  exhibition of Joseph Buys (X-prisoner and artist) and I and explores the concept of a “waiting room”, which alternatively, can also be considered as a type of listening (also referring to the surreal artist, René Magritte’s painting entitled “The listening room”) or reading room (exploring the idea of keeping one’s eyes on the horizons – attempting to make sense of the “signs of the times”, also exploring the idea of a type of nameless existential longing towards a hopeful salvation or deliverance from a present psychological or spiritual space of being…) as a liminal, intermediate and paradoxically carceral space of being and becoming. 
This notion of a metaphorical “waiting room” explores the unique architectural space of the two separate rooms or exhibition spaces of the MOK gallery as a type of symbolic “Block house”, which can be considered as a type of fort/ification, hiding place and protection in perilous, uncertain and fearful times.  It is interesting to note that Block house fortifications were traditionally used as a protective covering and hiding place for soldiers in order to defend themselves from the enemy in times of unrest and war. 
When researching possible definitions of “Block houses” it is interesting to note that these structures has been described as being  “small fortifications, usually consisting of one or more rooms with loopholes, allowing its defenders to fire in various directions.  It usually refers to an isolated fort in the form of a single building, serving as a defensive strong point against any enemy that does not possess siege equipment, or in modern times, artillery, air force and cruise missiles.  A fortification intended to resist these weapons is more likely to qualify as a fortress or redoubt or in modern times, be an underground bunker.  However a blockhouse may also refer to a room within a longer fortification, usually a battery or redoubt.”
Finally, this exhibition explores elements of visual dialogue and personal experience between Joseph Buys (whom I have known since 2016 and who is also the model for all of these works) and I in an inevitable cross pollination of our respective life narratives which seems to merge towards becoming a layered and interwoven greater narrative in which we, maybe on a more unconscious level attempt to live, see and make sense of life experience/s through the experience of the “other”.  I am his “other” and he is my “other” in this exhibition.
 Marieke Kruger

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LIST OF ARTWORKS:

DIE WAGKAMER 1 / THE WAITING ROOM 1

Marieke Kruger (Malan)

Black and white photography prints:

Series of 5 (A4 size) prints on cotton paper:

The “Belteshazzar” series explores emotional states of being in a space/place of “exile” (hope/hopelessness/longing in a space of suffering)

1.   Title:  Belteshazzar I (A)

      Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

      Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

      Date:  2021

     Edition:  1/5

      Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

2.  Title:  Belteshazzar II (A)

      Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

      Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

      Date:  2021

      Edition:  1/5

      Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

3.  Title:  Belteshazzar III (A)

     Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

     Dimensions: 30 cm x 21 cm

     Date:  2021

     Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

    Edition:  1/5

4.  Title:  Belteshazzar IV (A)

     Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

    Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

    Date:  2021

    Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

   Edition:  1/5

5.  Title:  Belteshazzar V (A)

     Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

    Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

    Date:  2021

    Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

    Edition:  1/5

Series of “Lockdown” photographic prints:

6.  Title:  Lockdown I (Playing on the idea of the Guardian warrior Chief sculptures of Easter Island)

      Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

      Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

      Date:  2021

      Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

      Edition:  1/5

7.  Title:  Lockdown II (Exploring the idea of the Guardian Warrior Head sculptures of Easter Island)

     Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

     Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

     Date:  2021

     Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

     Edition:  1/5

8.  Title:  Lockdown III (Exploring the idea of the Guardian Warrior Head sculptures of Easter Island)

     Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

     Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

     Date:  2021

     Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

     Edition:  1/5

Portraits of “Joseph”

9.  Title:  Joseph I

     Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

     Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

     Date:  2021

     Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

     Edition:  1/5

10.  Title:  Joseph II (Exploring the idea of being “between a rock and a hard place”/”back against the

                                     wall”

      Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

      Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

      Date:  2021

      Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

      Edition:  1/5

Portraits of “Joseph” – “Hear no evil”, “See no evil”, “Speak no evil” series

11.  Title: “Hear no evil I” (A)

       Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

      Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/5

12.  Title:  “See no evil I” (A)

       Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/5

13.  Title:  “See no evil II” (A)

       Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/5

14.  Title:  “Speak no evil I” (A)

       Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/5

15.  Title:  Covid 19 I (A)

       Medium:  Photographic print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/5

16:  Title:  Horizons of Hope I (A)

       Medium:  Dry point etching on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 2140, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/3     

(Please note:   that bigger photographic prints can be made to order and frame on special request within reason.  If interested Cecile Blevi can be contacted to liase with Marieke Kruger regarding possibilities.)

Dry point etching prints of artist Joseph Buys:

17.  Title:  Belteshazzar I (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/3

18.  Title:  Belteshazzar II (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/3

19.  Title:  Belteshazzar III (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/3

20. Title:  Belteshazzar IV (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/3

21.  Title:  Belteshazzar V (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/3

22.  Title:  Belteshazzar VI

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/3

23.  Title:  Belteshazzar VII

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

       Edition:  1/3

24.  Title:  Horizons of Hope I (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

      Edition:  1/3

       Price:  R 2143, 00 (Unframed)

25.  Title:  Joseph I (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2020

       Edition:  1/3

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

26.  Title:  Lockdown I (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Edition:  1/3

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

27.  Title:  Convicted I

        Medium:  Dry point etching print with red chine collé on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Edition:  1/3

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

28.  Title:  Hear no evil I (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Edition:  1/3

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

29.  Title:  Speak no evil I (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Edition:  1/3

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

30.  Title:  Covid I (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Edition:  1/3

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

31.  Title:  Covid II (B)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  30 cm x 21 cm

       Date:  2021

       Edition:  1/3

       Price:  R 1430, 00 (Unframed)

Collaborative etching print:  Marieke Kruger and Joseph Buys

32.  Title:  Horizons of Hope I (AB)

       Medium:  Dry point etching print on cotton paper

       Dimensions:  21 cm x 60 cm (Approximate size)

       Date:  2021

       Edition:  1/3

       Price:  R 2860, 00 (Unframed)

Marieke Kruger:  List of Charcoal drawings:

1.    Title:  Belshazzar I (B)

       Medium:  Charcoal drawing on Hahnemühle cotton paper

       Dimensions:  200 cm (height) x 248 cm (width) (124 cm + 124 cm = sizes of each separate sheet)

       Date:  2021

      Price:  R 24500, 00 (Unframed)

2.   Title:  Belshazzar II

       Medium:  Charcoal drawing on Hahnemühle cotton paper

       Dimensions:  200 cm (height) x 248 cm (width) (124 cm + 124 cm = sizes of each separate sheet)

       Date:  2021

      Price:  R 24500, 00 (Unframed)

3.    Title:  Belshazzar III

       Medium:  Charcoal drawing on Hahnemühle cotton paper

       Dimensions:  200 cm (height) x 248 cm (width) (124 cm + 124 cm = sizes of each separate sheet)

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 24500, 00 (Unframed)

4.    Title:  Belshazzar IV

       Medium:  Charcoal drawing on Hahnemühle cotton paper

       Dimensions:  200 cm (height) x 248 cm (width) (124 cm + 124 cm = sizes of each separate sheet)

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 24500, 00 (Unframed)

5.  Title:  Belshazzar V

       Medium:  Charcoal drawing on Hahnemühle cotton paper

       Dimensions:  200 cm (height) x 248 cm (width) (124 cm + 124 cm = sizes of each separate sheet)

       Date:  2021

       Price:  R 24500, 00 (Unframed)