The public of Nelson Mandela Bay are invited to attend the walkabout of the exhibition THE WAY OF WATER on 30 November 2017 at 17:30. The walkabout will be conducted by Magda Minguzzi, Chief Margaret Coetzee and Chief Xam ? Gaob Maleiba of the Khoisan Community. The walkabout will take approximately an hour and the event will end at 19:00.
The exhibition hosted by the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum in celebration of Heritage month, forms part of an international art project that was designed to bring attention to the fragile marine environment which is currently threatened by pollution, excessive fishing, and encroaching human development and industry.
On exhibition are video and photographic artworks by 11 artists and art collectives from 6 countries across the globe. The exhibition features the South African contribution to the project which took the form of a traditional cleansing ceremony. On the 5th and 6th of May this year, Chief Margaret Coetzee and Chief Xam ? Gaob Maleiba along with other members of the Khoisan community invited members of the Nelson Mandela Bay community to share their personal messages on preserving and celebrating the fragile marine ecosystem in a Khiosan cleansing ceremony. The day ended with the participants making a fire which is an ancestral symbol of gathering and communal meeting.
International artists who contributed videos for the exhibition are:
BENIN, Ouidah: Flavia Vaccher/ CROATIA, Zadar: Josip Zanki and Matija Zduni?/ ITALY, Venice: Davide Skerlj/ MEXICO, San Luis Potosí: Manolo Cocho with DRY collective group/ UNITED STATES, Brookyn: Ethan Cornell, Justin Frankel, Megan Suttles, Jimi Pantalon, eXtll/ SOUTH AFRICA, Nelson Mandela Bay: Magda Minguzzi with Chief Margaret Coetzee and Chief Xam ? Gaob Maleiba
The exhibition ends on 30th November 2017.
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