Gush’s core concern in this exhibition is the manner in which both high culture and personal political identities are
formed by cultural traditions and structures. All the works on the show will consider the relationship between their
subject matter and the dominant culture which, in the artist’s perception, has to be constantly renegotiated and
The centrepiece of the exhibition is a video of a five-a-side soccer match played on railway tracks, titled In the
Company of. The work was filmed in Belgium, where Gush currently resides, and the two teams were largely made
up of immigrants to that country, as is the case with so many European soccer teams. Here the players must
continuously adapt to the unusual circumstances of a terrain full of obstacles.
This exhibition is bound to get the creative juices flowing, the pieces are well thought of theoretically and still hold integrity in the visual department.
Venue: Brodie/Stevenson, ground floor, 373 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall
Date: Ends Saturday, 7th of November, 2009
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