I love the concept behind the Rubixcube Gallery (upstairs in Arts on Main in the Maboneng precinct) – and the actual space is pretty cool too.
The sides of a Rubik’s Cube have to be rotated constantly until you solve the puzzle, and then ‘mixed up’, so you can start all over again – maybe in the same or a totally different way. And this gallery works in a similar manner with up-and-coming artists working together and works then shown in the space.
Rubixcube has now been open for a year. But it isn’t marking this milestone as an anniversary but rather as a continuation with its eclectic End-Begin exhibition. It features works by ∞± (Frederick Clarke), Jotam Schoeman and Kiki. Think: curious mark making pieces by ∞±, detailed almost caught-in-motion drawings by Jotam and then the human figures by Kiki.
With Maboneng closing around the 15th, you’ve got this week to go check it out, but you can also visit in the New Year (up until 26 January 2014).
Light Worker by ∞± (the big piece above and below) is also part of the exhibition. This piece is all about honouring Madiba, a true worker of light. It measures 200cm x 200cm and will be sold for R27 000 with all proceeds going to the Nelson Mandela Foundation.