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Mobile technology pervades fine art
07 Feb 2012

THE all-pervasive smart phone has infiltrated the world of fine art and until February 26, you can see the group exhibition, Phoneography, at artSPACE durban at 3 Millar Road, Durban.

Taking pictures with a smartphone (or a cellphone that has a camera) has become so popular, it even has its own name: iPhoneography, or smartphoneography for those who do not own an Apple mobile phone. Users have been taking pictures on their phones and now want others to see them and to sell them in a gallery environment.

All of the works in the show, which has been coordinated by Jessica Reim, Peter Bendheim and Karen Bradtke, fit the format of 12 centimetres-by-12 centimetres wooden blocks onto which the image(s) is mounted.

In the Middle Gallery is Body­song, a group exhibition by David Buchler, who is based in ­Japan, and KwaZulu-Natal-based artists, Wesley Flanagan, Modisa Tim Motsomi and Wayne Reddiar.

The exhibition explores various dimensions of the human body, as it relates to space, history, geography, mythology and narrative. The artists have ­produced works in media as diverse as painting, photography, installation, sound art and video art.

Inquiries: 031 312 0793. — Arts Editor.

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