From 12 May 2018 until the end of July, NIROX Foundation in South Africa will host Not a Single Story – The Winter Sculpture Exhibition, co-curated by Elisabeth Millqvist and Mattias Givell, Wanås Konst foundation. The exhibition is an exchange between sculpture parks on two continents looking at individual artistic practices as overlapping dialogues and bringing forward contemporary concerns and working methods related to sculpture. Artists include: Jane Alexander (SA) Lena Cronqvist (SE) Frances Goodman (SA) Bronwyn Katz (SA) Marcia Kure (NG) Gunilla Klingberg & Peter Geschwind (SE) Marianne Lindberg De Geer (SE) Esther Mahlangu (SA) Whitney McVeigh (US) Nandipha Mntambo (SA) Sethembile Msezane (SA) Zanele Muholi (SA) Caroline Mårtensson (SE) Yoko Ono (JP/US) Claudette Schreuders (SA) Mary Sibande (SA) Ayana V Jackson (US) Sophia van Wyk (SA) Nelisiwe Xaba (SA)
18,088 Days is an installation of stones located in the Cradle of Humankind.The work explores the marking of time whilst acknowledging passed history and our connection to the land. By placing the stones on a classical plinth, the artist is making a comment on nature's postition in history. The number 18,088 represents the number of days from birth (November 3rd, 1968) to the present day (May 12th, 2018). The stones are a metaphor for the thousands of stories we carry within that make up individual lives.