Amant Foundation hosts an annual program of exhibitions with international and local artists that highlight critical discourses connecting art with other cultural disciplines. We host public programs designed to be a discursive extension of our residencies and projects, including workshops, films, lecture series, readings, and performances. Amant also previews upcoming projects and research by our artists-in-residence that intend to provide valuable insights into the nature of art production and development.

Artists are invited to either present a single solo exhibition or to develop projects that will continue to evolve over a longer period. In doing so, it permits them to “slow-down” the art-making process, experimenting with, or shifting formats, while also reflecting on the meaning and context of their work through time.

Photo: Heroines, Birds and Monsters series. Sphinx, Act I, 2020. Archival pigment print on cotton paper mounted on Alu Dibond. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.

Amant Foundation hosts an annual program of exhibitions with international and local artists that highlight critical discourses connecting art with other cultural disciplines. We host public programs designed to be a discursive extension of our residencies and projects, including workshops, films, lecture series, readings, and performances. Amant also previews upcoming projects and research by our artists-in-residence that intend to provide valuable insights into the nature of art production and development.

Artists are invited to either present a single solo exhibition or to develop projects that will continue to evolve over a longer period. In doing so, it permits them to “slow-down” the art-making process, experimenting with, or shifting formats, while also reflecting on the meaning and context of their work through time.

Photo: Heroines, Birds and Monsters series. Sphinx, Act I, 2020. Archival pigment print on cotton paper mounted on Alu Dibond. Courtesy of the artist and Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg.

Amant investigates different Study Lines that guide and shape our programs, avoiding divisions between disciplines and searching for non-hierarchical forms of knowledge. These Study Lines interest us as a means of creating long-term relationships between issues and ideas, projects, and collaborators, building upon a context that mutates and raises new meanings.
Hearing Voices
The phrase “hearing voices” has been associated with a state of mind where an individual hears words imperceptible to others. Drawing on the term’s flexibility, we like to think about “hearing voices” as a metaphor for a “listening” that generates real recognition, empathy, and understanding.
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Showing-doing
The importance of the body is particularly central in our programs through practices closely linked to performance. The theorist Richard Schechner described performance as a mode of operation or what he called “showing-doing,” in which an action is performed and rehearsed with a specific intentionality.
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