Co-Curator, Gcotyelwa Mashiqa explains that "the exhibition challenges notions of travel, migration and banishment through imagined and alternative realities that reference both real and unreal locations at once." Co-Curator, Precious Mhone adds that the exhibition points critically at the mirages, metaphors, stereotypes and matrixes of progress: "Fiction has a critical role to play in shaping imaginations and directing ideas for contemporary Africa."
The title of the show is taken from a quote by Pendleton Ward, creator of the animated series, ‘Adventure Time', which is set in the post-apocalyptic magical Land of ‘Ooo.': "This cosmic dance of bursting decadence and withheld permissions twists all our arms collectively, but if sweetness can win, and it can, then I'll still be here tomorrow to high-five you yesterday, my friend. Peace."
30 January-31 July 2019