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#OFMArtBeat: Invocation, a solo-exhibition by Amita Makan

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#OFMArtBeat: Invocation, a solo-exhibition by Amita Makan | News Article

Mid-Morning Magic's Yolanda Maartens chats to Amita Makan about her exhibition at Oliewenhuis Art Museum.

Oliewenhuis Art Museum is proud to announce Avahana-Invocation, the first iteration of a travelling solo exhibition by South African-born artist Amita Makan.

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Celebrated internationally for fabric constructions with embroidery and collage, Makan infuses her work with identity, memory and history by using vintage saris, and intuits the contemporary by integrating found materials – the detritus of plastic that litters our surroundings and pollutes our expressions of care.

Makan begins with a self-portrait from which radiating avenues explore the flailing survival of the very nature upon which we depend. In this way, Makan underlines her role within an increasingly urgent cultural response to capitalist-driven environmental mayhem that, here, takes form as a prayer to restore the balance and harmony of a fractured earth. 

Th exhibition is currently on at Reservoir, Oliewenhuis Art Museum, 16 Harry Smith Street, Bloemfontein from 5 October – 14 November 2021.

Follow the link to view the catalogue: www.art.co.za/amitamakan/Amita-Makan-Avahana-Catalogue-Oliewenhuis-2021.pdf#toolbar=0&navpanes=0&scrollbar=0

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