‘WHATS THE MATTER?’, 03 NOV – 23 DEC 2016
‘What do I want in these rooms papered with visions of money?’
– Allen Ginsberg, Paterson
Patrick Bongoy, Francois Knoetze & Mark Rautenbach investigate physical matter in its various forms. This installation-based exhibition explores themes surrounding value production and how objects that are seen as ‘trash’ are manipulated. By placing these items and ideas within the context of an art environment they accrue value at a disproportionate rate to their intrinsic worth. The artists use discarded materials to create artworks that highlight our interactions with the surrounding urban environment and challenge preconceived ideas that waste does not matter.