Oliewenhuis to host various virtual exhibitions


The Oliewenhuis Art Museum team has been hard at work to create meaningful virtual experiences for all to enjoy until they are able to open to the public again.

According to a statement by Oliewenhuis Art Museum, social media followers can look forward to a variety of posts featuring images of artworks, interesting information and activities from previous exhibitions.

From today until this coming Sunday, followers can join Oliewenhuis on its social media platforms for the start of the virtual art museum exhibitions and activities. These will include revisiting, exploring and reflecting through an array of posts consisting of videos and photos – a virtual re-displaying of a past group exhibition, “Performing Wo/Man”, curated by Derek Zietsman.

“The exhibition commented on how a changing post-apartheid socio-political environment is causing South African men and women to create new conceptions of identity, and on how South Africans are breaking down and reconceptualising previously imposed preconceived identities. ‘Performing Wo/Man’ will also be on show from 26 May until 26 June 2016 in the Reservoir at Oliewenhuis Art Museum,” reads the statement.

Every week Oliewenhuis will start introducing the selected exhibition and artworks on Monday, continuing with posts right through the week. Posts will include images, photos, videos, interesting information and even practical activities for kids, delving into archives discovering treasures of visual material and information, including videos of walkabouts presented by South African artists, demonstrations of techniques and catalogues produced.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum’s Facebook page is where all the action will be happening:  https://www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum/.

Sazly Hartzenberg