Kalashnikovv is a contemporary fine art gallery and project space which is dedicated to providing support to both emerging and established South African artists.
Kalashnikovv challenges the conventions of the art gallery in its manifestation, conduct, audience and motivation. Convention has made art a pastime of the elite. Kalashnikovv is a re-articulated exhibition space, orientated towards the deconstruction of the art–space.
This allows Kalashnikovv to be the first gallery to stop asking what art is, and rather answer where it can be found.
The Gallery was established in 2013 out of frustration with the current South African Contemporary Art world and by extension, the prevailing “white cube” gallery discourse. A hybrid space, bouncing to and fro between an independent artist run space, project space and commercial gallery space. Another key factor in the gallery’s inception was the decision not to compartmentalize creativity by showing art that is solely validated through academic practice and saleability. Their existence is an endeavor to change perceptions around art, to move the industry forward as a whole, to be a catalyst for change and to make art accessible for all.
Experienced Gallery Manager with a demonstrated history of working in the Fine Art industry.See Owner Profile