Our Lives of Deckadence ExhibitionJune 1, 2011 8:07 pm
Durban’s not dead! It may have been hibernating but the art scene in Durban is certainly on the rise. Proof is in the hefty attendance at WorkingClass’ first initiative “Our Lives of Deckadence – an exhibition of skateboard culture in South Africa”.
The show included art in the form of a short film, photography, screenprints and customized decks as well some installations such as the skate shoe chandeliers and skate wheel doormats. To top it off there was even the Thrashin Pool Installation complete with wall ride, pool mosaic and Corey Webster hate speech.
Red Bull had their classic event vehicle outside projecting a 30 minute looping collection of super 8mm film by Brett Shaw to keep the crowd in the hanging out spirit. It was a Friday night, the beers were cold, the movie good and the company even better – why wouldn’t people vibe? Ultimately, we learnt something new on that special night: 19 artists + 6 photographers + 1 Film maker + 2 awesome sponsors (Verb and Revolution) = over 250 stoked art fans, skaters and general riff raff. Thanks for your support, Durban – we’ll see you all at the next one!
Photos and review by Tyrone Bradley.
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