Saadjies NO. 3 - THE BRICK

Sybrand Wiechers2016

Republic of South Africa - Biennale Architettura 2016

Republic of South Africa - Biennale Architettura 2016


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 Brick by Sybrand Wiechers consists of all the elements used to construct a city: glass, concrete, steel, copper and asphalt. All the materials in the brick was found locally and theoretically, if you planted this brick it could grow into a city – a perfect Pretoria-bomb.
Look out for other Saadjies exhibited temporarily in Venice and find this project on Instagram.

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  • Title: Saadjies NO. 3 - THE BRICK
  • Creator: Sybrand Wiechers
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Subject Keywords: South African Pavilion 2016, Cool Capital, Saadjies, Brick, Build your City