Get into art collecting with the SIXTEEN HUNDRED exhibition

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As Critical Hit’s resident hipster, I get to investigate a lot more of the weird and wonderful events that fall outside the scope of our usual entertainment forms. So off I went to Linden to check out the opening of SIXTEEN HUNDRED, the latest art exhibition hosted by No End Contemporary Art Space.

Featuring the works of over twenty different South African artists, the aim of SIXTEEN HUNDRED is to get people buying art. It’s not all about capitalism though, but a chance to get into collecting. For people that are daunted by the price of larger art installations, where the prices can exceed tens of thousands of Rands, this is a great way to start small. Everything is priced at exactly R1600, which is far more affordable for most of us art collecting newbies.

From graphic prints and photos, to the more out-there wire sculptures and pieces done entirely in glitter, SIXTEEN HUNDRED is a great mix of the strange and divine that local art has to offer. If you’re interested in checking it out, and I highly recommend you do, the exhibition will be running until April 6.

SIXTEEN HUNDRED calls upon artists to produce work with the aim of encouraging emerging art buyers to initiate or expand on their collections. As No End is a contemporary art space that aims to create a platform that supports artists’ careers, this exhibition is directed at encouraging emerging buyers to support and gain further interest in the arts, and to eventually expand on the usual crowd that supports JHB art openings. All work should be set at a limited selling price of R1600 (no less, no more).

Last Updated: April 3, 2017

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Tracy Benson

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  • Original Heretic

    I’m all for art, love it, love looking at it, discussing it, and revelling in my lack of knowledge on it.
    But damn, paying R1 600 for a piece of paper that had IDK written on it? No, I cannot see me ever doing that.

    Yes, I know, it begs the question “What is art?” and all that. But still, seems rather excessive.

    • Tracy Benson

      The IDK was actually one of my favourite pieces! It’s an original, charcoal on board drawing, and the detail is gorgeous. But if that doesn’t float your boat that’s cool. The great thing about SIXTEEN HUNDRED is there’s something for everyone 🙂

      • Original Heretic

        Sounds like an exhibit I’d love to go and see, if I were in the vicinity.
        Been to loads of exhibits, though I think that is mostly because I somehow always wound up dating artists!

    • Hammersteyn

      I’d buy it, hang it in my house and when a guests asks if it is art, I’d reply IDK

      • Original Heretic

        I was avoiding the obvious joke!

        • Hammersteyn

          I’m not above such things

  • Skittle

    Art majors trying to make a living off of their Bugger All degree’s

  • Magoo

    I will make a replica of any of those for you for R200. HMU

    I’m sorry, I make joke.

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