Art & Design

Visionary artist Diane Victor’s new exhibition and book set to delight Johannesburg

September 7, 2023

Upcoming Art Exhibition: Diane Victor’s Captivating Works

Presented by Open City and FNB Art Joburg

Building on the resounding success of her captivating exhibition earlier this year at Spier Wine Farm in the Western Cape, renowned artist Diane Victor presented her compelling pieces, which delve into the darker aspects of South African society, the vulnerability of life, and the human condition, are coming to Johannesburg.

Book Signing Event and Monograph

Open City and FNB Art Joburg will present a curated selection of Victor’s works at Strauss & Co from 6 to 12 September 2023, to coincide with FNB Art Joburg as part of Open City’s sweepin­­g citywide cultural activations.

This monograph, published by French publishers Mare et Martin, covers forty years of the virtuoso artist’s politically engaged career and provides a stylistic analysis of her work through a comprehensive selection of her prints and drawings.

Jumping the Shadow 2017 Edition 25, printed and published by Atelier le Grand Village. Featured image: Goat who lead the flock 2019 Edition 20, printed and published by Atelier le Grand Village Images supplied

Exploring Diane Victor’s Artistic Mastery

The book reveals Victor’s extraordinary mastery of printmaking and drawing techniques, as well as her continuous exploration of new media, such as ash and candle soot. Her graphic works, almost exclusively in black and white, are interwoven with references to art history and mythology. There will be a special exhibition walkabout with Diane Victor on Saturday, September 9, 2023, from 10 am to 12 pm.

Corruption, Inequality, and Vulnerability

Both the exhibition and the book capture Victor’s lifelong exploration of themes such as corruption, social inequality, and the human condition, particularly the vulnerabilities experienced by women. Through her thought-provoking creations, Victor raises implicit questions that deeply resonate with viewers, inviting them to contemplate the intricate tapestry of life.

Diane Victor

Diane Victor presents: Prints. Drawings. Smoke.

6 – 12 September, 2023Monday-Friday, 09:00 AM – 04:00 PMStrauss & Co, 89 Central St, Houghton Estate, Johannesburg

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