CITIZENS ARE REAL PEOPLE WITH REAL ASPIRATIONS
Saadjies (Pods) is a travelling exhibition of 68 miniature sculptures (18cm x 18cm 18cm) as part of Cool Capital’s initiative to exhibit excellent sculpture made in Pretoria both locally and abroad- thereby creating the awareness of the city’s impressive sculptural heritage.
Saadjies challenges the notion that public sculpture can only be created by famous artists and should be impressively large. Saadjies are exhibited in public spaces and in cities worldwide, including here in Venice (make sure to look for them in unexpected places).
The three timber figures by sculptor Ike Nkoana captures and celebrates the aspiration of local African woman on their way home from work.
The figures refer to the diversity of citizens inhabiting a living city - each person playing a crucial part in a growing urban environment.
Look out for other Saadjies exhibited temporarily in Venice and find this project on Instagram.