Art On Avenues/CPT/Stellenbosch/Murmurs of Earth/A group exhibition

Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm

Event Details

WHEN
Tuesday, March 26, 2019 from 06:30 pm to 09:00 pm
WHERE
Art on Avenues at Shop 5A, The Avenues, C/O Drama & Caledon Street, Somerset West, Western Cape, 7130, South Africa

CONTACT
Art on Avenues
084 042 9229 084 042 9229
Description

 

MURMURS OF EARTH | A Group Exhibition |

26 March – 26 April 2019

Dear art lovers and avid collectors,Please join us for the opening of this awe-inspiring exhibition! Refreshments will be served.


Venue: Shop 5A, The Avenues, C/o Drama and Caledon Street, Somerset West

It is our great pleasure to present to you this outstanding body of work comprising of contemporary works by our brilliant artists.

Featuring Artists:


Heidi Fourie | Kate Schärf | Lothar Böttcher | Nina Torr | Sarah Walmsley |

Stephen Rosin | Marnus Havenga  

 

MURMURS OF EARTH

 

Is a group show inspired by The Voyager Spacecrafts that were launched in 1977.

 

Aboard it is the Golden Records

A time-capsule of the human spirit encrypted in binary code on a twelve-inch gold-plated copper disc, containing greetings in the fifty-four most prolific human languages and songs from the humpback whales, 117 images of life on Earth, and a representative selection of our planet’s sounds, from an erupting volcano, to a kiss, to Bach.

 

And so, on Valentine’s Day of 1990, the Voyager took the now-iconic image of Earth

known as the “Pale Blue Dot” — a grainy pixel, “a mote of dust suspended in a sunbeam,” as Carl Sagan so poetically put it when he immortalized the photograph in his beautiful “Pale Blue Dot” monologue from Cosmos — that great masterwork of perspective, a timeless reminder that “everyone you love, everyone you know, everyone you ever heard of, every human being who ever was… every hero and coward, every creator and destroyer of civilization, every king and peasant, every young couple in love, every mother and father, hopeful child, inventor and explorer, every teacher of morals, every corrupt politician” lived out their lives on this pale blue dot. And every political conflict, every war we’ve ever fought, we have waged over a fraction of this grainy pixel barely perceptible against the cosmic backdrop of endless lonesome space.

 

In the cosmic blink of our present existence, as we stand on this increasingly fragmented pixel, it is worth keeping the Voyager in mind as we find our capacity for perspective constricted by the stranglehold of our cultural moment.

 

We hope to see you at the opening!

 

Kind Regards

Art on Avenues Contemporary Gallery 

C. 084 042 9229

E. info@artonavenues.co.za

www.artonavenues.co.za  

 

Gallery Hours:

Tuesday - Friday: 10AM - 7PM

Saturday: 10AM - 2PM

Sunday & Monday: Closed

 

 

 

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Organizer

Art on Avenues

Phone: 084 042 9229 084 042 9229

info@artonavenues.co.za
Venue

Art on Avenues

Shop 5A, The Avenues, C/O Drama & Caledon Street, Somerset West, Western Cape, 7130, South Africa

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