Intersecting telluric painting and aerial sculpture, “Corner of the Eye” began with a material affinity between the work of artists Moshekwa Langa and Nora Schultz. Advanced through conversation and an exchange of media over several months, the artists set up studios in Paris for short residencies, working in relation towards a combined exhibition. The exchange continues, through metaphor and proximity, within the exhibition space— where the artists’ works may be interpreted through association, peripherally.
This exhibition is the result of a collaboration between Kadist (Paris) and A4 Arts Foundation (Cape Town) and the artists represented in their collections. Two trans-national artists, Langa and Schultz, were invited to meet each other, in parallel to the conversation between the two institutions, and improvisation was cultivated as a curatorial strategy: to listen to each other, to not occupy the entire space and avoid repetitions, as conditions of a space of freedom.
Following an improvisatory approach, “Corner of the Eye” integrates the works of Langa and Schultz—allowing both the extemporaneous, and the rehearsed. Assemblies of objects and envi-ronments are dragged and layered to stamp, soil and imprint one another. Actions and reactions have been staged, tested and reproduced. A series of reactions between materials conserving their ties to their places of origin.