We create meaning through storytelling and mythmaking. Through sharing our experiences, we are able to find common connections. The acts of imagining and dreaming are our most powerful tools to shift our lived realities. Reflect. Reimagine. Reset. is a group exhibition that looks towards the boundless creativity of artists and their power to imagine new futures. While it can be said that art both imitates life and is a reflection of the human condition, the true power of artmaking lies in its ability to create a space for imagining new ways of being. Reflect. Reimagine. Reset. looks towards the collective strength of artists to help us reimagine life. The exhibition features the works of 8 artists, who in unique ways, chronicle the realities of our times, while looking towards the future.
Art is where reality and dreams collide. Through it, we can begin to consider the world differently and explore ways to live better. Reflect. Reimagine. Reset. traces the self-fulfilling sequence art creation proposes and postulates a moment to take stock of the present while moving forwards with renewed intentionality. Reflect. Reimagine. Reset. does not attempt to summarise the current moment, but rather celebrates the ways these artists offer alternative realities as solutions.
In this particular moment the role of the artist has become increasingly important as artists are able to imagine worlds that are not bound by the constraints of reality, practicality, physics or the desire for order. Abstract solutions offer a gateway into new ways of thinking. In this way, art has more in common with metaphysics that study the realities beyond the physical world. Through their imaginations, artists offer us unlimited ways of approaching physical realities. By tapping into these capacities for creative thought, artists create worlds that are more just and equitable.
- Jana Terblanche