The entrance to Stevenson's Cape Town gallery space used to be a loading dock for the factory that occupied the premises. On occasion gallery artists have used the ramp for the production or display of work: Odili Donald Odita conceived a mural, Serge Alain Nitegeka created a tunnel with internal obstacles, and both Robin Rhode and Mawande Ka Zenzile placed cars in the space - a mural and a real wreck, respectively. A new series at Stevenson invites young artists to create site-specific installations in the entrance space. While the English meaning of the word 'ramp' describes the project's physical parameters, its meaning in Afrikaans - 'disaster' - provides the thematic subtext of the series.
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