The 2009 Young Artists Project linked emerging artists from countries bordering South Africa: Retsepile Moholi [Lesotho], Idelio Vilanculos [Mozambique], Mogorosi Modisane [Botswana] and Michele Silk [South Africa] in a residency programme of three weeks in Durban, Kwazulu-Natal. The artists engaged public space through a series of interventions in the urbanscape. dala was appointed to facilitate this project on behalf of the KZNSA. The purpose of this was to develop a cross-border public dialogue on cities, space and art for social change in southern Africa. The project could also be considered an experiment developing collaboration and public participation in the practice of art for urban transformation. The project culminated in an exhibition at the KZNSA which showed the documentation of the project process of working within public space.
Please download our catalogue for a detailed description and documentation of the project.
The project was funded by Pro Helvetia and the Swiss Agency for Development and Cooperation.