It's Open: A KLA ART Photo Exhibition
‘It’s Open’ is KLA ART’s travelling exhibition open to all spectators for all photo takers – showcasing work from 53 amateur and professional photographers on a 40ft container. It’s Open launches the festival as our biggest Open Call, blurring boundaries between audience and artist.
KLA ART has always centred non-traditional audiences, and with ‘It’s Open’ centres non-traditional artists as well. We invited the public to become both art-makers and art viewers and submit photos inspired by the KLA ART theme “This is Ours”. We received over one hundred submissions reflecting on what collective ownership means; of our identities, our city, our environment, our past, and our future.
Interact with us via social media using the project hashtags #ItsOpen #ThisIsOurs #KLAART21.
This project is produced by 32° East in partnership with the FOTEA Foundation, supported by a Breathing Space grant from Pro Helvetia Johannesburg.
Read the Exhibition Catalogue below
'It's Open' Hits the Road!
How do you make a public exhibition possible with COVID-19 safety restrictions? Put it on a moving container! Our 40ft old library got a big send-off with the ‘It’s Open’ Exhibition. On the first day, 10th September, the container moved from our previous location in Kansanga, through the Northern bypass and completed its journey in Nsambya. On the second day, the container had its final goodbye tour, travelling from Entebbe road to its final destination in Garuga.
Highlights from Day 1
Highlights from Day 2