Among the various spaces that veteran gallerist and arts mentor Teresa Lizamore has developed or adapted to exhibit the work of SA artists, two Johannesburg sites in particular stand out: the expansive foyer of the Fire Station in Rosebank and Lizamore’s gallery-home in Fairland. While they are independently curated, the exhibitions currently occupying these two spaces make for productive comparison.

At the Fire Station, Sizwe Khoza’s At Least For Now... offers a philosophically and ethically appealing combination. The artist seeks to emphasise “a state of content”: the ability to exercise gratitude for what one has, at the same time as (and perhaps as a result of) recognising the deprivation experienced by those who “have not”. ..

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