Sulger-Buel Lovell is pleased to present a two man photographic exhibition in the booth (Booth 40), featuring David Lurie and Ralph Ziman, and an interactive installation by Jenna Burchell as part of the curated special projects programme, at this year’s FNB Joburg art fair.
David Lurie's new body of work 'Writing the City' is a photographic journal that forms part of his on going work on urbanization. In 'Writing the City' he captures, in immense detail, Cape Towns inscribed surfaces, and considers what they tell us about the inclusion and exclusion of different communities in the life and prosperity of the city. Lurie’s urban landscapes turn their attention to the plethora of placards, banners, billboards, posters, words and images, which inform and direct us, regulate our movements, mould our desires, and sometimes surprise and disturb us, to further explore these issues.
Ralph Ziman's arresting photographs from his new body of work 'Dangerous Allure', taken in Ethiopia, will be exhibited alongside David Lurie's works for the first time. The alluring yet unsettling works are an extension of his previous photographic series ‘Ghosts’ which examines the international arms trade, specifically on the African continent where the AK-47 has proliferated widely, fuelling and sustaining the conflict across the continent, ensuring that war and impoverishment are a perpetual cycle.
Sulger-Buel Lovell has also been selected to exhibit Jenna Burchells new interactive installation ‘The Narrators’ in the special projects programme. ‘The Narrators” is a series of interactive sculptural instruments that play with the container of storytelling; revealing audial glimpses of fading memory, tales of places lost, ballads to home, love and land as they exist in oral history. With a simple touch or by running one’s fingers through the artwork, audiences will become a part of the immersive experience.
Jenna Burchell will present a walkabout daily at 2pm, giving audiences an opportunity to further engage with her creative methodology.