Please join us for the première of SHOWCASE's film interview with WIM BOTHA this Tuesday, October 22nd, 2013, between 18:00 and 21:00 hrs. at Galerie Jette Rudolph, Strausberger Platz 4, D-10243 Berlin. SHOWCASE is honoured to present the video interview with WIM BOTHA and this event is also a great opportunity to see WIM BOTHA's remarkable current solo show "PREDICATES" at the gallery.
WIM BOTHA was born in Pretoria in 1974 and today lives and works in Cape Town. He has received numerous awards for his work and is also included on Imaginary Fact: South African art and the archive, the South African Pavilion at this year's 55th Venice Biennale. WIM BOTHA creates sculptures and installations from various materials including paper, encyclopaedic books and wood. The use of paper and books for the creation of busts, the traditional portrait of a human head and shoulder, not only rejuvenates an established form of sculptural expression, but also intensifies its artistic impact by revealing the bust's complex meaning of memory, mask and metaphor for human life, death and ultimate oblivion.