TALKING RUBBISH

 

TALKING RUBBISH EXHIBITION

M. K. Ciurlionis National Museum of Art, Lithuania
14.09 - 14.10.2007

Hordaland International Art Gallery, Bergen, Norway
03.08 - 26.08.2007

IKM, Oslo Museum, Norway
29.03 - 29.04.2007

"To the authority I was rubbish, just a piece of shit, and I vowed to prove to them that everything has value. My story is a simple story. Scrap is my study."
Johannes ´Outa Lappies´ Schoeman

Talking Rubbish brings together a selection of artists from the Western Cape, South Africa.
In interplay with photographs by Knut Egil Wang, the exhibition presents a vibrant culture in recycling material, and focuses on people’s strong will of looking for possibilities rather than despair. Talking Rubbish shows how the seemingly useless can be transformed into storytellers and objects with a universal value, and how narrow the boundary between the useless and valuable may be.

Curator: Margrete Eskedahl

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