FORMS Gallery is a dynamic structure for working with artists.  It was founded by Anthea Buys in 2021 and works closely with ten artists, most of whom are in the early stages of their careers. 

FORMS draws on gallery, institutional and independent curatorial models, presenting a programme that takes shape through a combination of online and in-real-life manifestations. At the heart of this programme are ongoing collaborations with artists who make work that is critically, aesthetically and politically important. Also central to the FORMS ecosystem are connections with like-minded spaces, people and organisations.


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FORMS Gallery is a dynamic structure for working with artists.  It was founded by Anthea Buys in 2021 and works closely with ten artists, most of whom are in the early stages of their careers.

FORMS draws on gallery, institutional and independent curatorial models, presenting a programme that takes shape through a combination of online and in-real-life manifestations. At the heart of this programme are ongoing collaborations with artists who make work that is critically, aesthetically and politically important. Also central to the FORMS ecosystem are connections with like-minded spaces, people and organisations.

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Parallel Process opens at David Krut Projects, Johannesburg, 19 May 2022 at 6pm. Featuring new works by Matty Monethi, Khotso Motsoeneng and Adrian Fortuin.

Nyakallo Maleke
has been selected to participate in the 2022 Aichi Triennale,  Aichi Prefecture, Japan
30/07/2022 – 10/10/2022. Maleke will create a new installation work. 

Time is a Broken Umbrella runs at the KZNSA, Durban, until 26 June 2022. Featuring works by Abri de Swardt, Adrian Fortuin , Hedwig Barry, Jarrett Erasmus, Khotso Motsoeneng, Matty Moneth, Nyakallo Maleke, Robyn Penn, Tzung-Hui Lauren Lee. Writing by Chloë Reid. 


Artists

Abri de Swardt (b. 1988, Johannesburg)
Adrian Fortuin (b. 1994, Johannesburg)
Hedwig Barry (b. 1969, Bloemfontein)
Jarrett Erasmus (b. 1984, Cape Town)
Khotso Motsoeneng (b. 1993, Free State)
Matty Monethi (b. 1996, Maseru)
Nyakallo Maleke (b.1993, Johannesburg)
Robyn Penn (b. 1973, Johannesburg)
Tzung-Hui Lauren Lee (b. 1998, Johannesburg)
Zen Marie (b. 1980, Durban)


Abri de Swardt (b. 1988, Johannesburg)


Adrian Fortuin (b. 1994, Johannesburg)


Hedwig Barry (b. 1969, Bloemfontein) 


Jarrett Erasmus (b. 1984, Cape Town)


Khotso Motsoeneng (b. 1993, Free State)


Matty Monethi (b. 1996, Maseru)


Nyakallo Maleke (b.1993, Johannesburg)


Robyn Penn (b. 1973, Johannesburg)


Tzung-Hui Lauren Lee (b. 1998, Johannesburg)


Zen Marie (b. 1980, Durban)



Current  Projects

PARALLEL PROCESS

Matty Monethi, Khotso Motsoeneng, Adrian Fortuin 

David Krut Projects, 142 Jan Smuts Avenue, Parkwood, Johannesburg, 

19/05/2022 – 18/06/2022

FORMS Gallery and David Krut Projects are pleased to present Parallel Process, an exhibition of unique monotype prints and paintings by Matty Monethi, Khotso Motsoeneng and Adrian Fortuin.

Monethi, Motsoeneng and Fortuin were invited to spend time in the David Krut Workshop at Arts on Main in downtown Johannesburg, experimenting with monotype printmaking techniques under the guidance of the David Krut team of printmakers and facilitators.Through three short residencies, they  each had the opportunity to put work through a printing press, a process that creates imagery and marks which the artists would not ordinarily be able to achieve in their own studios. They used a combination of oil and watercolour pigments to create unique painting transfers on paper, incorporating other processes like cyanotype, drypoint and collage elements as well. In Parallel Process, these prints are presented alongside paintings which the artists completed in response to their time spent in the workshop.

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TIME IS A BROKEN UMBRELLA

Abri de Swardt , Adrian Fortuin , Hedwig Barry, Jarrett Erasmus, Khotso Motsoeneng, Matty Moneth, Nyakallo Maleke, Robyn Penn, Tzung-Hui Lauren Lee

KZNSA, Durban
13/05/2022–26/06/2022

This is an exhibition without a curator. Or, this is an exhibition with at least nine curators. Time Is A Broken Umbrella is an experiment that sets out to see if it is possible to disperse and decentralise curatorial logic and to substitute the contained convolutions of a single brain for a thinking network, or a networked thinking.

The exhibition proposes a kind of score or playbook for an exercise: nine artists embarked on this project with the same brief, to curate themselves, collectively, into an exhibition. They were invited to listen to and look at each other’s practices, to mediate their own and each other’s work, and to anticipate each other’s final outputs with their own, all in the hope that what emerges in the final public display has some sort of legibility or significance, if not coherence.

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Past Projects

ADRIAN FORTUIN
THIS BIRD HAS FLOWN

Artist Admin, Cape Town
21/04/2022  – 05/05/2022

In This Bird Has Flown, Adrian Fortuin presents a new collection of unique prints made using a combination of experimental and traditional darkroom techniques. From silver gelatin prints created from photographic negatives, to chemigrams made with the assistance of an inkjet printer, these works draw on the relationship between the physical world  – that which we perceive as the raw material of the photographic image – and the physical processes that are used to create images in the darkroom. The universe of the photograph is the starting point for this exhibition, and the fundamental vulnerability, fragility and contingency of the images that result from darkroom developing techniques become a metaphoric ground for a meditation on memory.

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TIME IS A BROKEN UMBRELLA

Abri de Swardt , Adrian Fortuin , Hedwig Barry, Jarrett Erasmus, Khotso Motsoeneng, Matty Moneth, Nyakallo Maleke, Robyn Penn, Tzung-Hui Lauren Lee. With Writing by Chloë Reid. 

KZNSA, Durban 
13/05/2022–26/06/2022

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HEDWIG BARRY
HERE IS WHERE WE MEET

NIROX Sculpture Park

22/01/2022–13/10/2022


Hedwig Barry’s first solo exhibition, Here Is Where We Meet, is a collection of  sculptures and paintings completed during her seven-week residency at the NIROX Sculpture Park.

The exhibition centres around new Crumple sculptures, large-scale three-dimensional works made from massive sheets of crumpled metal welded together and then painted  to create complex and enigmatic forms.

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News

Nyakallo Maleke
has been selected to participate in the 2022 Aichi Triennale,  Aichi Prefecture, Japan
30/07/2022 – 10/10/2022. Maleke will create a new installation work. 

Tzung-Hui Lauren Lee is an artist-in-residence at the Leipzig International Art Programme, Leipzig, Germany, until May 2022.