NOT a LINE (a shadow line)
A project by Paolo Baraldi selected for the Artistic Residency in Cape Town, South Africa, September 1- October 15 2014
The second edition of the Italo-South African artist’s residency exchange programme, facilitated by the Centro Luigi Di Sarro, Rome Italy and SMAC Art Gallery is marked by the arrival of Italian artist Paolo Baraldi in Cape Town. This follows on Paolo Bini’s visit to Cape Town from September to October2013 and South African artist Jake Aikman’s visit to Rome from May to June 2014. PAOLO BARALDI will be living and working on a specific project in Cape Town for a period of 30 days, after which , he will present a solo exhibition at SMAC Art Gallery in Cape Town. The project “Not A Line (a shadow line)” is an urban art intervention, focused on and projected onto the grid map of the new MY CITY bus route in Cape Town which has revolutionized public mobility in Cape Town. The title “Not a Line”, in its literal sense is relevant as the map or network of bus routes is far from linear. Baraldi also sees the movement of people as a form of human exchange. My City buses concurrently run through the well-known tourist spots, and the various suburbs of the city. Each bus stop will represents a new discovery and encounter for the artist with places, people, situations and images which he aims to reproduce in shadow form, creating a body of work which is both a social survey and study in urban ethnography.
A project by RUANN COLEMAN selected for the Artistic Residency in Rome, Italy, May 2- June 12 2015
This is part of the second edition Italo-South African artist’s residency exchange programme, facilitated by the Centro Luigi Di Sarro, Rome, Italy, in collaboration also this year with the SMAC Art Gallery in Cape Town, South Africa. Ruann Coleman is in Rome following Jake Aikman, last year, from May to June. During his residency Coleman living and working on a specific project in Rome for a period of 30 days, after which , he will present a solo exhibition at Centro Luigi Di Sarro. the show will run until june 12.