On the Cusp is about revealing and unravelling the creative talents of tomorrow. The exhibition will focus on graduating visual art students and young art practitioners from across the African continent who have pushed their creative boundaries through their aesthetic, conceptual, critical, material choice, form or installation methods.
Being ‘on the cusp’ means being at an apex, an interval of time – just before the onset of something. It is looking at the present and seeing what the young artists promise to deliver to the future through their imagination and innovation.
Emerging artists from nine African countries (Nigeria, Mozambique, Zambia, Angola, Kenya, Tanzania, Uganda, Ghana and South Africa) will be invited to participate in the exhibition.The best work will be selected by a panel and the winning artist will win an artist residency and a solo exhibition at an established gallery.
On the Cusp will take place at a historic building in Dorp Street, Stellenbosch.