On Saturday 6th of June 2015 we opened our art exhibition themed, “Games People Play”.
Games People Play is the title of a protest song by Joe South whose lyrics speak against various forms of hate, hypocrisy, inhumanity, and intolerance, both interpersonal and social.
Subsequently we asked Johannesburg and Pretoria-based artists to think of situations that deal with the "games" human beings play in interacting with one another.
The interpretation of Games People Play by our artists did not necessarily need to have any relation to the song at all. It could've referred to many other things and could be interpreted on many other levels. Artists were asked to produce artworks in any format (2-dimensional or 3-dimensional) and in any materials.
Participating artists include Moira MacMurray, Ann-Marie Tully, Patrick Tully, Ronél Wheeler, John Yannis Generalis, Gordon Froud, Sybrandt Wiechers, and many more.
We left artists with this 1968 song-title and the Corner Shop-team and they came up with some wonderful ideas and concepts. We would just like to thank all the participating artists for their hard work (and play).