1:10 Modernist Plunder: The New Constructivists | Rhett Martyn

The evolution of ‘1:10,  Modernist Plunder and the New Constructivistsby Rhett Martyn.

Highlighting the organic nature of developing research and exhibitions, Rhett Martyn introduces his project ‘1:10 Modernist Plunder: The New Constructivists’ as the culmination of an 8-month long research project. Exposing the process driven directives of his art making, Martyn makes uses of various devices such as a 1 to10 scale architectural model, printmaking, and sculpture to highlight his latest research obsession with that of a prominent Mozambican architect, political activist and art collector João Mangual. Mangual, an avid collector of Russian modernist sculpture of the “New Constructivists”  was mysteriously found dead in Johannesburg in 1978.

Martyn will open up the gallery space, unpacking his findings and sharing with audiences the structure behind his research and art making as he uncovers the details and mysteries of João Mangual. Martyn will continue to use the gallery space over this time as a research and art making facility to work on this assignment.  In a series of ‘open studio’ events, you are invited to interact with him and his project on Thursday the 5th of July, Saturday 7th July and Saturday 14th July.

Visit 1:10 from the 4th of July during our gallery hours:
Monday to Friday from 9 AM to 5 PM
Saturdays from 9 AM to 4 PM

Keep an eye on our social media pages for the online activation where we will be hosting live feeds and videos for the duration of the project.

For more information contact us at info-jhb@davidkrut.com or call     +27(011) 880 6368

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More about the artist and available works:

Rhett Martyn


5 July 2018
28 July 2018
Thursday, 5 July 2018, 6:00PM
DK Projects on Jan Smuts, JHB