‘People on the Move’ invites viewers to see beyond the headlines, rhetoric and statistics in order to meaningfully engage with human journeys – even if it is uncomfortable.
The exhibited pieces, that will be available for purchase via silent auction on the evening, give us a glimpse into the emotional and psychological experiences of displaced people as they undertake often dangerous journeys in the hope of providing a better life for them and their families.
The exhibition includes five breath-taking images from world-renowned photographer Luca Sola, a professional photojournalist whose work is focused on social, humanitarian, and geopolitical subjects with reference to Italy, Africa, and the Middle East.
The exhibition will also feature from visual artists from across Southern Africa, now based in Johannesburg, rising through the artworld with their powerful work.
Bekezela Mabena is a South African-based visual artist, who completed his third-year of study at Artist Proof Studio in 2020 and is currently enrolled in the senior graduate programme.
Mozambican Gildo Sores moved to Johannesburg and attended Little Artist, a visual art school in Hillbrow. Next, Sores enrolled at Artist Proof Studio, where he graduated as a professional printmaker in 2017.
Mario Pedro Soares is a Mozambican artist based in Johannesburg, South Africa. He moved from Mozambique to South Africa in 2008. Soares initially worked as an artist/embroiderer for Boitumelo in Hillbrow, however in 2010 he began his studies at Artist Proof Studio.
Date: Thursday, 16 March 2023
6pm: Welcome drinks
6:30pm: Opening remarks by MSF's Claire Waterhouse, regional advocacy coordinator and head of operations support unit
7pm: Canapes served, exhibit continues and socialising.
Venue: Inanda Club, Sandton