The 2021 Second Year Exhibition

We celebrate the opening of an exhibition that that was curated, selected and installed by the second year students. This forms part of the valuable professional practice at Ruth Prowse School of Art. Th exhibition is open for viewing by appointment until the 21st October 2021.

The Exhibition statement:

THE WHOLE IS GREATER THAN THE SUM OF ITS PARTS…

THE SUM OF THE PARTS ARE GREATER THAN THE WHOLE

 In response to creative work and the different departments of the school, the line "the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts" came to mind. As a curatorial vision, it was thought then that a play on the words and the change of the line to: "the sum of the parts are greater than the whole"- could not only interrogate individual practice and creativity, but also speak to a creative collective.

Thus the exhibition is intended to explore the concept of originality and individual practice but also how the components add to a whole- the totality of the exhibition.

Furthermore each artwork is created from a sum of parts and all those parts amount to being something celebratory, but each part of the art work or each process leading up to the complete artwork is notable within itself.

Building blocks and puzzle pieces provide for further visual metaphors and enhance the statement: the whole is greater than the sum of it's parts...the sum of the parts are greater than the whole.

VANYA LABUSCHAGNE