Rory Emmett, Laaitie
Rory Emmett, Laaitie

An unusual exhibition of paintings opens next month that combines the traditional medium of painting with social media, in this case Instagram.

Because the most common way to view pictures on Instagram is sequentially, the exhibition — A Painting Today — is conceived as a slideshow.

Etel Adnan, Untitled
Etel Adnan, Untitled

The exhibition, at the Stevenson gallery in Cape Town, will open on March 6, showing just one work. Each day, a new painting will be added, with 47 works of art on the walls when the exhibition closes on April 22.

The sequence will be determined by such things as the date an artist accepts the invitation, artists’ schedules and logistics, such as stretching, shipping and framing.

The show includes works from artists such as Etel Adnan, Francis Alÿs, Turiya Magadlela, Penny Siopis, Mduduzi Xakaza and Portia Zvavahera.

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