It’s all white. Around a white table, seated on white chairs, a lively group are busy with their hands. They are working at the Cape Town premises of the recently established A4 Arts Foundation, a new nonprofit that wants to change things in the art world. The artists are enthusiastic despite the oddness of their endeavour. From white shards of porcelain crockery each person is making a strange construction, sticking pieces together into free-form minisculptures. They’re using glue, strings and tape. All white. The walls are white, so is the floor and the shelves where more bits and pieces of broken cups and saucers are stacked. It is a friendly space, the room has a big window, and the conversation is cheerful. The activity is a performative artwork by Yoko Ono. Yes, that Yoko Ono. This is possibly the first time that an Ono artwork is in a public space in SA. The significance is more than a first-hand experience of the Fluxus-inspired artist — it also signals the A4 Arts Foundatio...

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