Local artist exhibits at Fortune event

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Roxanne Konco

Local artist, Tshepang Jiane, will be one of about 15 artists to be showcased at Fortune magazine’s virtual event, Brainstorm Health. Infini3’s Roxanne Konco expressed pride for the international recognition of one of their artists on such a big scale.

“It gives us great pleasure and pride for one of our own to be recognised in this way. There are so many artists around the world, but for them to notice art from our small city of Bloemfontein gives encouragement to all local artists,” she explained.

Tshepang Jiane’s acrylic on canvas art piece uses augmented reality to
make the emotional impact of Covid-19 on society even more powerful.

Fortune is a multinational business magazine headquartered in New York, USA. It annually documents the Fortune 500 companies list which makes up some of the most successful businesses in the world. The magazine is hosting the virtual exhibition on healthcare and technology specifically in the context of today’s uncertain health climate. “The event takes place on 7 and 8 July 2020 and the panelists will be CEOs of various Fortune  500 companies such as Apple and IBM among others. They included different art works that centred around the topic of Covid-19,” she said.

 

Jiane’s artwork is commentary on the emotional turmoil caused by Covid-19 on the world. The acrylic on canvas piece also uses augmented reality to make the emotions all the more real.

Infini3, a local organisation that supports artists, held an online exhibition earlier this year as part of a strategy to expose locals on an international scale.

“Following the exhibition, many opportunities have opened up. The stars aligned for us and it has been so rewarding because when we created this programme our purpose was to create a network and opportunities for artists,” said Konco.

For more information on the exihibits visit infini3’s Facebook page or their website on www.infini3.co.za

Nomaqhawe Mtebele

nomaqhawe@mahareng.co.za