‘Positioned at the south of the continent where the Limpopo River and Shashe River’s confluence bordered by the countries of South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe-a stark reminder of a colonial legacy superimposed upon an ancient southern African civilization – the gold of Mapungubwe was unearthed in 1933 on the summit of Mapungubwe hill.
Dr. Sian Tiley-Nel’s long-term scholarly and curatorial research provides a vivid picture of this power exploring as it does the indigenous craftsmanship and techniques employed by the artisans of Mapungubwe.’
On 25, May 2020 | In Exhibition | By admin
COVID-19 sent the museum industry into collapse. With visitors not being able to visit museums and buy tickets, revenue for these types of institutions dried up.
One way to keep up visitor engagement is through virtual tours, allowing people to see an exhibition through a 360° panoramic experience and hopefully encourage them enough to make a donation or pre-buy tickets.
Parts & Labour worked with the Nelson Mandela Capture Site to produce a virtual tour of their exhibition.
‘African Gold! The ring of this echoes across the continent with stories, characters and myths, which defines the mystique of this magical and precious metal. Legends of King Solomon’s mines, the Queen of Sheba, Prester John, Mansa Musa, and the civilizations of Great Zimbabwe and Mapungubwe find resonance with these narratives merging fact with fiction. Carried through the Sahara, down the Nile via the Mediterranean sea and across the vast East Coast Indian Ocean trade network, African gold became the currency of kings and the symbol of power and wealth the world over.’
Parts&Labour worked with the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria to develop and install an exhibition from the Gold of Africa Collection
On 12, Jun 2019 | In Exhibition | By admin
The stronger we become
The South African Department of Arts and Culture and commissioner, Consul-General Titi Nxumalo, have appointed curators Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu to curate the South African Pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale.
The stronger we become proudly features artists Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Mawande Ka Zenzile in a three-person exhibition running from 11 May to 24 November 2019 in Venice, Italy.
On 01, Dec 2016 | In Exhibition | By admin
CANDICE BREITZ + MOHAU MODISAKENG REPRESENT SOUTH AFRICA AT THE 57th VENICE BIENNALE
13 May to 26 November 2017
The South African Department of Arts and Culture has appointed Connect Channel to organise The South African Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2017 with Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng representing South Africa at the world’s most prestigious contemporary art event. Breitz and Modisakeng will present a major, two-person exhibition in The South African Pavilion, running from 13 May to 26 November 2017 in Venice, Italy.
Parts & Labour was a principal member for the tender with Connect Channel and is responsible for the production management of the Pavilion.
On 25, May 2015 | In Exhibition | By admin
Parts & Labour managed the logistics around The South African Pavilion at the 2015 Venice Biennale.
This included the contracting and building of the pavilion, the logistics of travelling the works to Italy, the installation of the artworks and the management of the project team and artists.
The exhibition ran from May 2015 – 22 November 2015
On 02, Jun 2013 | In Exhibition | By admin
Sept – Dec 2012
The Home Movie Factory invited the general public at no charge, to star in and make their very own movies through a formula designed by Gondry (Eternal Sunshine of the Spotless Mind & Be Kind, Rewind) himself.
The filming took place within an interactive exhibition of backgrounds, props and costumes that were selected in order to reflect the iconic and everyday aspects of Johannesburg.