A Solo Exhibition by AVANT CAR GUARD at David Krut Projects
Opens 18:30 on Thursday 3 April, 2008
AVANT CAR GUARD are Zander Blom, Jan-Henri Booyens and Michael MacGarry – a three member visual artist from Johannesburg. They have exhibited at a national and international level over the past 18 months, and have published a book on their production entitled Volume 1. Their approach to art production, the art world and their own collective role as a singular artist is characterized by a strong sense of humour and a punk sensibility. Their approach focuses on conceptual art manifested through photography, multiples and performance. “A sincere act to invent something insincere,” is probably the most succinct definition of their method.
UPCOMING EVENTS –
ACG All Up in Yo Bizniz
Featuring new work and a commissioned performance
WHATIFTHEWORLD at Joburg Art Fair – Booth No. 9, Sandton Convention Centre
Runs 13 – 16 March 2008
A limited edition monograph of recent work by AVANT CAR GUARD
Due for release March 2008
A published volume of works by AVANT CAR GUARD
Due for release May 2008
SELECTED EXHIBITIONS + PUBLICATIONS –
The Void Romance
A solo exhibition by AVANT CAR GUARD at Whatiftheworld/Gallery, Cape Town.
AVANT CAR GUARD included in the group exhibition 3C (Committee and Critics Choice) at the Association for Visual Arts in Cape Town.
Naked Frontier Ambition Vibes
A solo exhibition by AVANT CAR GUARD at whatiftheworld/project room, Cape Town.
A solo exhibition by AVANT CAR GUARD at The Pure Project, New York City.
The launch of AVANT CAR GUARD – Volume I at David Krut Projects, Johannesburg.
A selection of work from AVANT CAR GUARD – Volume II included in the publication: One Million and Forty-Four Years (And Sixty-Three Days), edited by Kathryn Smith and published by SMAC Gallery, in Stellenbosch.
Having secured both operational support and project funding from the World Art World and Corporate Entities, AVANT CAR GUARD publish a call for submissions to the Africa Biennale 2008.
AVANT CAR GUARD represented on MySpace Music.
Skakel Oor na die Donkerkant
The launch of AVANT CAR GUARD – Volume I at Bell-Roberts Contemporary, in Cape Town.
AVANT CAR GUARD publish Volume I – a 22-page hand finished, individually numbered publication packaged in a hand finished cardboard sleave.
Designed, edited and published: AVANT CAR GUARD
Dimensions: Book (290 x 290 mm) / Sleave (295 x 300 mm)
To order a copy send a request to: moc.draugractnava@ofni
AVANT CAR GUARD evicted from Dirt Contemporary, in Cape Town, ahead of the scheduled opening of their solo exhibition – titled AVANT CAR GUARD.