Last year during the Covid-19 lockdown, forty wooden forms representing the letter B in Willem Boshoff’s seminal work The Blind Alphabet (1991), were presented in wood, steel and aluminium as part of an online documentary project for the Moving Cube, UJ Art Gallery’s online platform. This digital experience, The Blind Alphabet – Letter B: Babery to Bigeminate, was curated by Annali Cabano-Dempsey, Curator of the University of Johannesburg (UJ), and Niel Nortje, Manager of the MTN Art Collection. The Blind Alphabet is part of the extensive MTN Art Collection.
A year later and in the wake of the third wave of the pandemic, the UJ Art Gallery presents The Blind Alphabet :: Sculpture and Sound from 27 October to 24 November; a hybrid event comprising a physical exhibition with walkabouts as well as an online component with a Zoom webinar on YouTube and the UJ Gallery’s Facebook page.
If you would like to join us for the virtual opening, click HERE.
The artworks can also be viewed by appointment for the duration of the exhibition on Wednesdays between 09:00 and 15:00. Click HERE to book your in-person viewing appointment.
Walkabouts will be hosted on 3, 6, 17 and 20 November at 10:30 for groups of ten people. Click HERE to book your appointment.
Click HERE take the 3D tour of The Blind Alphabet :: Sculpture and Sound by Willem Boshoff and Jaco Meyer.