n De Arte - The Terra series : 'Terra Firma', 'Terra Nullius', 'Terra Incognita', 'Terra Pericolosa' : views and (re)views




Professor Elfriede Dreyer, the owner of Fried Contemporary Art Gallery and Studio in Pretoria, curated a fresh and vibrant exhibition series during 2012 titled the Terra series. This was a sequence of four group exhibitions dealing with contemporary issues relevant in post-apartheid South Africa: visual presentations of the human relation to space, place and land. The series commenced with 'Terra Firma', which opened on 2 February 2012 and ended with the prestigious exhibition 'Terra Pericolosa' on 21 July 2012. Jointly, the four exhibitions showcased the works of 25 upcoming and established artists. With a great selection of contemporary and traditional media, and a combination of sophisticated South African artists, the Terra series produced strong and multifaceted artworks.


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