This will be a 3D tour where you can view the exhibition from the comfort of your own home. You will be able to walk through the gallery to view each artwork.
Lila won the ABSA L’Atelier Gerard Sekoto award in 2018 and is visiting the NWU Gallery as part of her traveling exhibition of award-winning works. The artworks contained within the exhibition, SKIN, BONE, FIRE: THE FIRST ALBUM, speak to her personal experiences. The artworks serve as a story of remembrance, which is in accordance with Lila’s interests in memory histories and personal identities. Some of her influences include language, meaning and experiences of individualism (as observed by the physical and emotional senses of animals and humans).
Her artworks are multi-disciplinary – she makes use of paint, installation, performances and writing. Most of the objects used in her installations and performances can be connected to forms that fit bodies. This linkage with bodies serves as a recording of stories – it links past experiences with the present.
The Alliance Française is a world-wide non-profit, apolitical and non-religious network that strives to promote French language and Francophone cultures. It serves as a French teaching centre with a far-reaching cultural program, that includes art, music and theatre. It functions with the support of the French embassy and the French institute of South Africa; it also works in partnership with various local companies and cultural bodies.