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HOPE BOX: WEATHER REPORT (article first published : 2003-10-21)

The NSA Gallery is currently hosting an interactive travelling exhibition initiated by artist Rienke Enghardt (Netherlands) in the Main, Mezzanine & Park Galleries.

Hope Box is the collective noun of four interactive Art projects (Weather Report 1991 2003, Cadavre Exquis 1995 2005, Travel Report and Tigerpaws in the Fishglobe) initiated by the Dutch artist Rienke Enghardt. She has been traveling with the Hope Box projects to cooperate with artists worldwide. In 2002 she brought the Hope Box to the African continent, working with various artists. The NSA Gallery presents Weather Report.

Weather Report is a series of collaborative works of art. In each artwork five artists from the four winds are represented. During her journeys Rienke Enghardt cuts her travel-drawings into four pieces and divides those pieces among four artists. Using the piece as binding-factor, each artist works individually on the work of art, which arises when the four pieces are being put back together again. Rooted in a sense of limitation she invites artists she meets on her travels to create together a more complete image of reality. By rallying forces and connecting different points of view, Weather Report likes to reach as close as possible a complete view of the world.

Since the 1991 young artists from Asia, Europe, America and Oceania have joined Weather Report. Africa will be the last continent to participate. In the years between the first and the last Weather Report well over 150 works of art by over 100 artists will have come into being. In 2003 the artistic result will go on a Hope Box tour through Europe, Africa, Oceania, America and Asia.

During 2002 Enghardt visited South Africa, and met up with local artists to participate in the project. They include Ilse Pahl, Usha Seejarim, Mbongeni Buthelezi, Titus Matiyane and Diek Grobler, Langa Magwa and Greg Streak. The exhibition will also include work by other international participants.

The exhibition will close on October 31. More information on www.vmcaa.nl/hopebox




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