Monday, 4 April 2011

Untamed...

Treat yourself! Go and experience the temporary "Untamed" exhibition in Kirstenbosch Gardens! It will be well worth it! The temporary pavillion was designed by Daffonchio Architects based in Johannesberg. I really like the rusted structure, it gives the feeling that the building is temporary, that nature will erode it untill nothing is left...
The exhibition comprises of three components, the structure, the sculpture & the poetry... The sculptures are by Dylan Lewis, whose work I just LOVE LOVE LOVE! And the poetry/writing by Ian McCallum who is an expert in his field! I bought his book Ecological Intelligence: Rediscovering Ourselves in Nature at the gallery shop and can't wait to start reading it!
The green wall is filled with indigenous plants in recycled 2L Coke bottles and are doing really well! I think the plants create a gorgeous wall to the structure!
We were lucky enough to have Dylan Lewis take us on a walk-about through the gallery and the sculptures located in the Gardens, but more about that a bit later! ; ) Enjoy the building/structure and the space for now!

1 comment:

Freshly Found said...

I got to see this a few weeks ago when I was in Cape Town for the Design Indaba. I was fascinated with the metal typography in particular!