In the words of legendary singer, songwriter, poet and Nobel Prize laureate Bob Dylan “... the times they are a changing”. Indeed, the times they have already changed. As 1939 was, the year 2020 is a global marker - a war of a different kind and the world as we know it will never be the same.
As we fumble around wondering what happened and what the ‘new normal’ will be it’s not whether we are North or South, East or West, black or white, male or female that ultimately matters. The common denominator is our humanity, our fragility in the face of realities that are beyond our control. Now is not the time for walls but rather bridges. A time to reflect, a time to connect, a time to reach out a helping hand - people matter.
‘Hopes & Dreams’ – an online exhibition in three parts – includes a selection of images and works by artists from Africa, Europe, North America and Asia that consider and acknowledge our shared vulnerability while looking to and dreaming of a brighter future. Each part reflects on the notion of ‘Hopes & Dreams’ in broad terms and explore this through a particular medium.
This second ‘visual episode’ of the ‘Hopes & Dreams’ series includes work by Viet Ha Tran (Spain), David van Dartel (Amsterdam), Justin Dingwall (Johannesburg), Kevin Mackintosh (London), John Baloyi (Johannesburg), Nonzuzo Gxekwa (Johannesburg), Michelle Viljoen (Cape Town), Daniel Mirer (San Francisco), Joshua Whitton (Cape Town), Michelle Sank (London) and Reine Paradis (Los Angeles).