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Berlinde De Bruyckere, Schmerzensmann III 2006 epoxy, wax and iron height: approximately 440cm R2 500 000 â€“ 3 500 000 On view from 19 February 2015 The Vineyard Hotel Foyer, Newlands, Cape Town This work has been requested for the exhibition titled The Problem of God at the Kunstsammlung Nordrhein-Westfalen in DĂźsseldorf, Germany, opening on 26 September 2015 and on view until 24 January 2016.
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South African artist, William Kentridge was awarded an honorary doctorate in Literature from the University of Cape Town on 18 December 2014. His speech (which can be listened to in full via http://www.uct.ac.za/ dailynews/?id=8942) so inspired us that we thought we’d share some of the best parts with you here: “One can think of the studio as place where the world is invited in, in the form of images pinned on the walls, newspaper headlines, photostats, photographs. One then takes these fragments of the world, shatters them, rearranges them and then they are sent back out into the world. There is a peripheral vision of all these different fragments – and in addition to this peripheral vision there is also a peripheral thinking. Taking fragments of ideas from the things you’re looking at and hoping, through the activity of making, drawing, filming or walking, that these fragmentary ideas will connect and that from these peripheries, a clarity will emerge.” “The easy lesson of SA is that our strength comes from vulnerability rather than power. Relish the state of fragmentation we are in. Find the pleasure and beauty of unexpected connections. Keep a sharp eye for the day’s event, but a keener feeling for the longer unfolding. Be kind: understand that everyone is involved in their own titanic struggle. Seize the contradictions, listen to the periphery,” he concluded.
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Cape Town Art Fair 2015 The 2014 Cape Town Art Fair recorded exceptional gallery sales, exciting art talks and networking and which drew both international and local lovers of art, buyers and gallerists. It was an unprecedented success. The third edition of Cape Town Art Fair (Thursday 26 February to Sunday 1 March 2015) will present a diverse selection of only the finest contemporary art from Africa and its diaspora. Organisers Fiera Milano, one of the largest exhibition companies in the world, is leading the way towards becoming the top international art fair on the African continent. For the duration of the fair, the V&A Waterfront and participating galleries from Cape Town, Johannesburg, Pretoria, Kenya, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Italy, Hungary, the UK, and more, will form part of a dynamic Art Route; a four day celebration of all things art. Conveniently, shuttle busses and the V&A Waterfront canal boat will ferry visitors to and from the various art installations and
exhibits across the V&A campus and further afield. The main art celebrations will take place at the V&A Waterfront, from its vantage point at the Waterfront on the yacht basin, in between The One & Only Hotel and The Aquarium, which boasts views of Table Mountain and the awe inspiring soon to be MOCAA (Museum of Contemporary Art Africa), based in the silos. MOCAA is currently under construction and will be ready by 2016. Cape Town Art Fair will illuminate the city along its newly established Art Walk. The Cape Town Art Fair’s walk extends from the One & Only Hotel, past the naval ship SAS Somerset – which will form part of a dazzling light installation – through North Wharf up to the Bascule Bridge … allowing visitors to amble alongside the yacht basin while enjoying the finest art exhibits, art in public places, panel discussions, book signings, talks, performance artists and festival of
the moving image in art, in one of the most beautiful settings in the world. In 2015, the Italian and South African collaboration is stronger than ever before. Fiera Milano presents The Italian Focus, a spectacular line-up of highly acclaimed and carefully selected Italian galleries, artists and curators alike. Guest curator, critic and author, RoseLee Goldberg, will be curating significant African live performance artists. Based in NYC, internationally acclaimed Durban born curator Goldberg found Performa which is a 10-year old organisation dedicated to exploring the critical role of live performance art. The 2015 Cape Town Art Fair is held during an important time on Cape Town’s art and design calendar, when the Mother City welcomes the Art and Design Week which includes the celebrated Design Indaba, Guild Design Fair and the South African National Gallery Programme.
Influential and original contemporary Pan African artists will be showing their cutting edge work at Cape Town Art Fair. Visitors can look forward to a thought-provoking selection of art seldom seen on such a large platform by such a varied selection of artists. The representation of artists and galleries from across the African continent together with the work by international galleries and artists will unite top local and international galleries under one roof. SA ART TIMES | FEBRUARY 2015
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Galleries represented at Cape Town Art Fair 2015 include:
Everard Read, Cape Town
Lizamore & Associates
Sulger-Buel Lovell - England
Nigel Mullins, “Overcome Irrationality & Pessimism” (detail)
Kirsten Beets, “The lonely lifeguard” (detail)
Mandy Coppes-Martin “Ignorance is bliss” (detail)
“17.240kg landscape” (detail)
The South African Print Gallery Joshua Miles, “Ice Cream
APALAZZOGALLERY - Italy Edson Chagas, “TipoPasse” (detail)
Galleria Continua - Italy, China, France Pascale Marthine Tayou
JOHANS BORMAN FINE ART Robert Hodgins, “Sir Anthony Blunt” (detail)
Tiwani Contemporary – England “Simone Leigh, Kingston”
First Floor Gallery Harare – Zimbabwe Richard Butler Bowdon
Alexia Vogel, “Teich” (detail)
Marlene Steyn, “The handsome pool party” (detail)
“Sauventeur (Passport vendor 1)”
Bonne, “Vivante” (detail)
Stevenson Robin Rhode “The Point
David Krut Projects
of Vanishing” (detail)
John Murray, “Laager” (detail)
Kilmany-Jo Liversage “Erjon” (detail)
Deborah Bell, “Parsifal” (detail)
There will also be installations at Chavonne’s Battery Museum in partnership with Zeitz MOCAA, not to mention the launch of their new exhibition at The Zeitz MOCAA Pavilion at Bascule Bridge.
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PPC Imaginarium Awards: Exhibitions & Winners PPC Imaginarium Awards is an aspiring awards programme aimed at promoting and supporting emerging creative talent in South Africa. The Imaginarium is organised annually for emerging South African artists and designers within six categories. The Award is unique in its combination of offering financial benefits, mentoring, workshops, exhibition opportunities and promotion in the media. The programme thrusts PPC Ltd into the limelight as one of the biggest supporters of the arts fraternity in our country. This is fitting for a company that has contributed to the growth and development of South Africa for more than a century. It is another demonstration of PPC’s recognition that art and design are major contributors to innovation. Innovation provides solutions to the key issues facing people, communities, countries and the world. The first Imaginarium Awards exhibition consists of the work of the 96 finalists selected nationally from 477 shortlisted submissions. The announcement of the winners in each category took place on 22 February 2015. Winners in each category received a cash prize of R50 000.00. They are:
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Architecture: Winner: Ayanda Ntsingana (Cape Town) Runner-up: Phelelani Mthembu (Durban) Merit Award: Taswald Pillay (Gauteng) Film: Winner: Anri and Andre Coetzee (Durban) Runner-up: Rowen Smith & Roland Reed (Cape Town) Merit Award: Sumaiya Bhayat (Durban)
Fashion: Winner: Bokong Lehobe (Stellenbosch) Runner-up: Mishka Lombardi (Stellenbosch) Merit Award: Luxolo Jita (Port Elizabeth) Industrial Design: Winner: Bolton Martin & Tyndall Craig (Johannesburg) Runner-up: Riaan Diederichs (Pretoria) Jewellery: Winner: Chris van Rensburg (Pretoria) Runner-up: Sunet Ferreira (Pretoria) Merit Award: Denise Andrews (Pretoria) Sculpture: Winner: Chiliza Mhlonishwa (Durban) Runner-up: Lee Burgers (Stellenbosch) Merit Award: Bosman Karma (Pretoria)
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An exhibition of the finalists’ work is currently open to the public at the UJ Art Gallery, Johannesburg until 13 February 2015. The exhibition will then be on display at the Design Indaba Expo at the International Convention Centre in Cape Town from 27 February until 1 March 2015. A preview cocktail function is
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organised by the Design Indaba for the evening of Thursday 26 February. During this event the overall PPC Imaginarium winner will be announced and a cash prize of R100 000.00 awarded. For those who miss it at the Design Indaba, the exhibition will be at Young Blood Gallery, Cape Town from 5 to 21 March.
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Disasters of Peace (2001 - ongoing) Perhaps the most incisive and biting graphic works made in South Africa for decades, Diane Victor’s ‘Disasters of Peace’ is a seminal suite of work by the artist. A long running series which has been published in stages, the works are recognizable immediately as her draughtsmanship and detailed mark-making. The subject matter is belied by their modest scale, but the imagery is hard hitting, graphic, challenging, and has proven controversial on a number of occasions when exhibited. Academic Elizabeth Rankin, now based in New Zealand wrote about the series in the TAXI series book, TAXI013-Diane Victor, (David Krut Publishing, 2008, Johannesburg; p 43.) that “Victor has spoken of how her art provides a way of working through troublesome images that lodge themselves persistently in her memory. Each print in ‘Disasters of Peace’ is drawn from a record of incidents that she has been compiling, particularly distressing as they do not necessarily attract a great deal of attention in the media, both because of the tragic frequency of such aberrations, and because people would rather not think about them. They form a compelling critique of social issues – corruption in the public domain, transgressions in private life – that confirm Victor’s observation that “society does not need a state of war to commit small atrocities, just as horrific as any in sanctioned war.”
‘Disasters of Peace’ is still considered by Diane Victor to be an ongoing series of work. She began with the publication in 2001 and 2002 of 16 etchings from highly detailed small plates made over an almost three year period. When they were exhibited in 2003 at Goodman Gallery, she wrote: “This series of 16 small plates are responses to incidents and actions, reported in our local media, of the increasing and continuous acts of social and criminal violence, the ongoing unnecessary deaths in our society. The initial inspiration for the series was taken from Goya’s series of etchings, ‘The Disasters of War’ made in the early 1800’s as a direct response to the atrocities of the Franco/Spanish peninsular war of that time.” The works are still sometimes a shock to see again, unwelcome reminders for most viewers, of gruesome violence, unimaginable depravities and cruelties, or appalling acts of brazen skulduggery, painstakingly etched in minute detail, and accorded a care in their execution which seems incongruous. Many of the incidents depicted are familiar enough to spring back into the mind, no matter how unwelcome, and yet have largely been perceived to have gone unpunished, unsolved, or swept beneath the proverbial carpet. Victor thought then that she would over the next year or two, “finalise this series of etchings” but
subsequently found that the ongoing ‘Disasters of Peace’ series promised material for additional reflection, and was a necessary focus on issues of human interaction and contacts so disturbing as to remain tragically relevant, as did the need to highlight the unabated stream of violent abuses in our society. After three distinct bodies of scathing works, all currently on view at Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town, the artist believes the series should go on, and will return to it in future. These are images which seek to use satire, exquisitely fine details, black humour, and sinister, horrifying provocation in conjunction, to not allow us to forget, to stimulate outrage and debate, and to confront the viewer with the urgency of addressing the issues depicted. Their bravely frank content command attention and will give them an important place in our art history. By Neil Dundas – Senior Curator, Goodman Gallery; for Diane Victor and the SA Art Times Go and see: ‘Disasters of Peace’ is currently on exhibit as part of ‘Ink, Paper, Politics: The Agency of Print as Social Critique’ at Iziko South African National Gallery until 10 February 2015. See more of the series there, or online at: http://www.goodman-gallery.com/exhibitions/135
All images: Diane Victor, Disasters of Peace Series, 2001 – (ongoing), Etching, 30 x 35 cm, Edition of 25. Courtesy the artist, Goodman Gallery Cape Town and Johannesburg
From left to right: Top: All for the Right Price In Sheep’s Clothing Blind Justice Middle: Glue Boys Mind the Gap Glass Houses and Fence Sitters Bottom: She Was Killed Like a Goat An Easy Wind Up Blind-Rise
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Patience on a Monument: ‘A History Painting’ (1988) In “Resistance Art in South Africa”, Sue Williamson relates that prior to South Africa’s democracy, generations of state-sanctioned History textbooks projected a strongly biased view in favour of the European settlers. Conversely, their indigenous neighbours were characterised as “lazy/ stubborn/treacherous” servants, “hewers of wood and drawers of water”. This prejudiced perspective was carried forward by the school curriculum, without the marginalised being allowed to contradict it with their own texts. The background of Penny Siopis’s “Patience on a Monument: ‘A History Painting’” is a collage of painted textbook cut-outs. Close inspection reveals depictions of Saartjie Baartman and Jan Van Riebeeck, SEMI naked tribesmen, Boers and British redcoats. “We were brought up on those stereotyped images of colonised and colonisers,” Siopis relays. “Our textbook stories were illustrated by them, and we copied them for our history projects”. Siopis’s painting allows these prejudiced representations to overlap and intermingle in busy confusion so that it is not obvious where one scene ends and another begins. Interpretation of events is left to the painting’s viewer. As history is subjectivity, so no two parties will view an event in the same way. A black woman towers over the confused mass as she sits on a mound of waste. Various objects stand out in the refuse as artefacts of human culture, science and sustenance; things of intellectual and biological value; symbols progress. Seemingly discarded by the crowd below, they have been collected and turned into a ‘monument’. Guarded by the woman, the mount allows her to escape the chaos below and wait for its end. The bitter-tasting lemon that she peels in her hands may refer to the bitter plight of black women in South Africa’s history. The peeling action itself may in turn allude to shedding layers of misrepresentation under which her people suffer down below. One breast exposed, she is reminiscent of the central figure in Delacroix’s iconic painting, “Liberty Leading the People” (1830), but while Liberty actively leads a revolution, Patience peacefully protests in her waiting. Patience preserves the forgotten remnants of societal progress, while all other figures are distracted by the clash of cultures in which they find themselves. Painted during what some have called South Africa’s darkest hour, she is a beacon of hope for histories yet to be written. By Lyn Holm Go and see: See the artwork under discussion, “Patience on a Monument: ‘A History Painting’”, up close at Iziko South African National Gallery in Cape Town until 23 March. Thereafter Penny Siopis’s retrospective exhibition will move to Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg, in April.
Penny Siopis, “Patience on a Monument: ‘A History Painting’”, 1988, oil and collage on board, 180 x 200cm Image Courtesy: Artist and Stevenson, Cape Town and Johannesburg
SOURCES CONSULTED: » Penny Siopis. 2013. NLA Design and Visual Arts: https://nladesignvisual.wordpress. com/2013/08/03/penny-siopis/. » Sue Williamson. 1989. Resistance Art in South Africa. Cape Town: David Philip, 20.
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BE PREPARED! Infecting the city Infecting the city strikes again from the 9th to the 14th of March! This lively public arts festival reclaims the streets, theatres and galleries of Cape Town every year, bringing its citizens performance and visual art that is both innovatively off-beat and socially-engaging. What is more, the festival prides itself in being free and accessible to all. We spoke to curatorial master-mind, Jay Pather, about the history of ITC what this year’s infection will bring: AT: How did Infecting the City start and how have you watched it evolve over the years? JP: The sponsors of the Spier Summer Festival wanted to create something that was accessible to the general public, not just the paying public. This was in 2006. Brett Bailey and I were asked to reconfigure it and we came up with the idea of public space performances in the city based on several public art works I had created in Durban in late nineties. The first iteration curated by Brett and I was a smorgasbord of work followed by three years of thematically driven work curated by Brett. In my tenure in the last three years our calls for work have not asked for work around particular themes. I introduced the idea of following a series of works on routes to make it easier to navigate and develop a sense of anticipation and procession as the throng of people gather more passers by who simply join in. I’ll never forget the moment when Athi Patra Ruga’s performances at the Long Street Baths had hundreds of people queuing down Long Street waiting to get in, and then chatted about the work late into the night. Animated engagement in odd spaces at surprising times was unique then. AT: The programme for ITC usually includes a mixture of theatrical performance art, dance, music and installation art - often asking the audience to participate in its offerings. Is the festival exploring any new creative avenues this year? JP: I now head a team of four curators as part of a process
of opening the curation to new takes on this infection. So that’s an important step in the evolution of the festival. This invitation to curators allows for a range of perspectives on engagement with the city. AT: What other strange and wonderful highlights can you recommend we look out for? JP: There is a great deal of participatory works, one in which audiences will have to watch intriguing late night spectacles through apartment windows with a pair of binoculars. There is a day where audiences will be asked to explore city on their own with a map locating various works. There are many international collaborations as well. GIPCA will run a parallel symposium based on innovative art practice, where international speakers will explore examples from all over the world. AT: Last year’s Cape Town festival was absolutely phenomenal – a world-class event that really placed South Africa’s performance art on the map. The quality was no doubt inspired by Cape Town’s status as World Design Capital for 2014. How will the festival be different post-2014? JP: I don’t think the World Design Capital was necessarily a particular milestone, though an awareness of the city as in the ‘eye of the world’ was a challenging notion. I do believe in the axiom that the more local one gets, the more universally relevant one becomes. It’s not just capitulating to the ‘local is lekker’ cliché but addressing some drastic issues of local importance. I think it is important to sometimes avoid the stare of the world and get on with dreaming about here and fixing all that is wrong here. Issues of poverty, race and economic inequality should occupy the artist here as much as art about art occupies the middle classes of Europe. Guessing what the world might want to see or hear and recreating these impressions ignores that which we come
up against every day in South Africa, and creates a kind of bubble, an unreality which can be alienating. AT: Public art has quite recently become a topic of controversy in Cape Town due to mixed-feelings towards Michael Elion’s Spectacles on Sea Point promenade and Christopher Swift’s “SunStar” on Signal Hill. The media storm that erupted around these two sculptures seems to have sensitised the general public towards public art. Do you think that this exposure to public art will draw more people to ITC? Also, do you expect there will be negativity possibly directed towards some of the ‘weirder’ happenings around the city? JP: Yes, the exposure would certainly have made more people aware of the possibilities and limitations of public work. Would it draw more people – I think it might. I think that the fact that the Festival is temporary allows people in the main to give it a chance. I may eat my words but I trust that these debates sharpen us as a nation to the wide range of opinions and subjectivities out there. Public art is extremely risky and putting yourself out there takes a certain amount of courage and/or foolishness. How else, I guess, to break the mould of the malaise of neutral political correctness. Public art is a large, exposed moving target. It’s important to understand that engagement is the focus. It would be sad if this exposure paralyses artists rather than galvanizing them. JP: Why do you think an exposé of performance and visual art is important for South Africa? JP: Truth, integration, hope, dreams: all in short supply in the day to day life of an average South African. AT: How can our readers stay informed about ITC events? JP: The Infecting the City website: http://infectingthecity. com/2015/
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Joshua Miles, “Ice Cream Evening”, 2014, Woodblock – Just one of the beautiful works by this artist at the South African Print Gallery this summer. www.printgallery.co.za
South African Artist Birthday of the Month: Erik (Frederik Bester Howard) Laubscher
3 February 1927 – 22 May 2013 Born in Tulbach, Laubscher’s father was physician with a strong interest in psychiatry. His mother was the daughter of an Edinburgh music professor. In 1940, Laubscher’s primary school art teacher identified his artistic talent. However, when Laubscher applied to study art at UCT, he was rejected and told that it was “because he could not draw”. He instead took private arts lessons with Belgian painter Maurice van Essche, who persuaded him to study in London. Afterwards, he studied in Paris where he fell in love with a young French artist, Claude Bouscharain. They married in Cape Town in October 1951. Laubscher sold paint for 15 years in order to support his young family. He later become the founder of the Ruth Prowse Art Centre and was its director for 25 years. Now he is best known for his vibrant abstract landscapes and still-life paintings. During a prominent career of 60 years, he represented South Africa at São Paulo and Venice Biennales. His work was also included in many major collections; but his crowning achievement was becoming the first living artist to fetch over R1 million for a painting at a South African auction, in 2009. Laubscher died peacefully in his sleep at the age of 86. He is survived by his wife, son Pierre and daughters Michèle Human and Francesca Gayraud-Laubscher. » Fiona Chrisholm. Artist Erik Laubscher, dies (23/05/2013), Cape Times: http://www.iol.co.za/capetimes/artist-erik-laubscher-dies-1.1520672#.UtPxS_QW30s.
Norman Rockwell 3 February 1894 – 8 November 1978
Claudette Schreuders 6 February 1973 –
Born in New York City in 1894, Rockwell became a celebrated caricature-style illustrator of everyday American life. While still in his teens, he became the art director of the official Boy Scouts of America publication. At 22, Rockwell painted his first cover for ‘The Saturday Evening Post’. Over the next 47 years, 322 Rockwells would appear on the magazine’s cover. In 1943, inspired by President Franklin Roosevelt’s address to Congress, Rockwell painted the “Four Freedoms” series, which toured the US and through the sale of war bonds, contributed over $130 million to the war effort. Between 1963 and 1973, he painted scenes of social justice and space exploration for ‘Look’ magazine. In 1977, he received his country’s highest civilian honour, the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Schreuders was born in Pretoria and lives and works in Cape Town, where she graduated with a MFA from Michaelis School of Art. Soon after graduating she was snapped up by a leading international gallery in New York. Schreuders has revolutionised the traditional use of wood carving and enamel paint. Her work deals with her Afrikaner family history and status as woman and mother living in a new South Africa. Schreuders’ most famous public commission to date is the South Africa’s Nobel Peace Prize Laureates Commission at Cape Towns Waterfront.
» About Norman Rockwell. 2014. Norman Rockwell Museum website: http://www.nrm.org/about-2/about-norman-rockwell/.
John Ruskin 8 February 1819 – 20 January 1900 John Ruskin was one of the most influential and dynamic art writers and thinkers of the Victorian and Modern era. From an early age Ruskin was an avid reader and universal scholar who was had the means to travel and become inspired by the world at large. He wrote on subjects ranging from geology to architecture, myth to ornithology, literature to education, and botany to political economy. Ruskin was the main force behind the Pre-Raphaelite movement and painter, J.M.W Turner. At 51, Ruskin was appointed the first Slade Professor of Fine Art at Oxford. His lectures were so popular that they often had to be given twice and were then published.
» Claudette Schreuders. 2015. Stevenson website: http://www.stevenson.info/artists/schreuders.html. » Claudette Schreuders. Biography. 2012. Claudette Schreuders website: http://www.claudetteschreuders.com/bio/.
Christiaan Diedericks 13 February 1965 – Artist and poet, Diedericks completed his Masters in Fine Arts Cum Laude at the University of Pretoria in 2000. He has exhibited his monoprints, etchings, lithographs, paintings and drawings extensively throughout Southern Africa and internationally. Among numerous grants, residencies and awards, in 2006 Diedericks was the winner of the coveted Kanna award at the ABSA KKNK festival in Oudtshoorn. He also appeared on television show, “The Apprentice”, on SABC 3 in 2005. In 2013, he and Elton Faber opened Diedericks/Faber Fine Art, an Artists’ Collective/Gallery based in Cape Town and Johannesburg » Christiaan Diedericks. 2012. Biography. Chris Diedericks website: http://chrisdiedericks.co.za/about/.
» John Simkin. 2014. John Ruskin. Spartacus Educational website: http://spartacus-educational.com/Jruskin.ht.
Ansel Adams 20 February 1902 – 22 April 1984 Adams was born in San Francisco. His grandfather founded a prosperous lumber business. Later in life, Adams would condemn that industry for depleting the redwood forests. In 1916, following a trip to Yosemite National Park, he began experimenting with photography. His iconic black-andwhite images became known for promoted conservation, and helped to establish photography among the fine arts. His famous line goes, “When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.” In 1974, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York hosted a retrospective exhibit of Adams’ work. He died of a heart attack at the age of 82.
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» Ansel Adams Biography. 2015. The Biography.com website: http://www.biography.com/people/ansel-adams-9175697.
» About Carol Brown. 2014. Carol Brown website: http://www.carol-brown.com/about.html.
Carol Brown is one of SA’s leading art writers and curators, based in Durban. She covers a hugely dynamic and diverse portfolio of art and writing projects. She was director of the eThekwini Art Gallery/Museum (Durban Art Gallery) until 2006. Since leaving to establish her curatorial consultancy called Curate.A.Space, she has been a consultant to the Constitutional Court of SA Art collection, the Joburg Art Fair, the Ifa Lethu Foundation, the Moses Mabhida Stadium art collection, the International Convention Centre Dbn art collection, Artworks For Change USA, and the French/SA Seasons.
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International Artist Birthday of the Month: Pierre-Auguste Renoir
25 February 1841 – 3 December 1919 The warm sensuality of Renoir’s soft, painterly style made his works some of the most frequently-reproduced in the history of art. The artist was born in Limoges, France, the son of a tailor and a seamstress. He started out as a porcelain painter’s apprentice and drew in his free time. In 1862, he began studying art with Alfred Sisley, Frédéric Bazille, and Claude Monet. He then won acceptance into the prestigious annual Paris Salon exhibit in 1864 and 1865. While his Salon works helped raise his profile in the art world, Renoir struggled to buy his paint, often depending on the kindness of friends, mentors, and patrons. Renoir met Lise Tréhot, a seamstress who became his model. Some reports say she gave birth to his first child, in 1870, but Renoir never publicly acknowledged his daughter. After escaped the French-Prussian war through dysentery, he and some of his friends (including Pissarro, Monet, Cézanne and Edgar Degas) exhibited their works on their own, in 1874. This became known as the first Impressionist exhibition. In 1890 he married Aline Victorine Charigot, with whom he had three sons. Around 1892, Renoir developed rheumatoid arthritis. He painted during the last twenty years of his life, even when arthritis limited his movement and paralysis in his hands required him to have a b rush strapped fingers. He lived long enough to see one of his works bought by the Louvre in 1919, a tremendous honour for any artist. Renoir died that December. » Pierre-Auguste Renoir Biography. 2002. Pierre-Auguste Renoir – The Complete Works website: http://www.pierreauguste-renoir.org/biography.html. » Pierre-Auguste Renoir Biography. 2015. The Biography.com website: http://www.biography.com/people/pierreauguste-renoir-20693609#final-years%20.
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Painting a landscape that is disappearing as fast as Africa’s wildlife has been a life’s mission for Pretoriabased artist Alice Elahi, who holds a major retrospective at the Pretoria Art Museum from February to April. With over a hundred watercolours and oils on show which have previously been in the artist’s collection, visitors will be able to enjoy a vision of Africa that is seldom captured today. The occasion will be marked by the launch of a limited edition book on the artist. For nearly fifty years Elahi has recorded the African landscape, often at its most stark and elemental. Her watercolours are painted in situ, as she documents the moods of the country she knows so well. They cover an area from the Cunene River in the north to the coves and bays of the Cape in the south. At its heart are wilderness areas where man’s impact is not yet felt. The artist’s natural affinity with the sea has meant that the Namibian Skeleton Coast’s wild and inaccessible shoreline has been a favourite subject, although other themes include flower studies and her early beach studies with figures. Alice Elahi was born in Cape Town over 80 years ago, but settled in Pretoria with her Iranian husband and children in 1958. Trained as a painter in London with a Polish artist, Ruszkowski, she seriously returned to art in 1968 when she was one of the winners of the Sanlam New Signatures Award. That was followed in
1972 with her first solo show in Sunnyside, which was the first of many exhibitions in Pretoria, Johannesburg, Cape Town and Namibia. Turning her back on the commercial art world when her youngest daughter died tragically over 20 years ago, Elahi chose instead to bring her vision of Africa to her growing and loyal following. Exhibiting at her home studio and determined to keep her prices within the reach of the man on the street, she still became one of the very few artists able to support herself entirely on her painting, and as she always says, “I have such fun doing so!” Her oils and watercolours are included in the Pretoria Art Museum permanent collection. The late Dr Albert Werth, then museum director, wrote an article on her in the publication Our Art 4 in which he said “(Her work) is simultaneously realistic and abstract, and possesses both power and beauty.” Elahi’s work is also in other public collections including Foreign Affairs and South African embassies in Teheran and Tel Aviv, the consulate in Munich and the International Monetary Foundation in Washington DC. A trio of desert paintings which will be on show at the Art Museum were for many years in South Africa House in London. Elahi has represented South Africa in overseas group exhibitions and has work in private collections across the globe. A retrospective of her work was held at the University of Pretoria in 1988. This is the first time she has exhibited in a public space since her 1994 exhibition Cape to Cunene at the Pretoria Art Museum. Alice Elahi – Landscape through an Artist’s Eyes, a Retrospective runs from 7 February until 26 April 2015 in the North Gallery of the Pretoria Art Museum.
Top: Alice Elahi, “Wild Surf” (detail), 1998, watercolour Left: Alice Elahi with daughter and editor of her book, Nushin Elahi, at the opening of Alice’s 2010 exhibition Right: Alice Elahi painting at various locations
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Eastern Cape Alexandria Quin Sculpture Garden This is a permanent exhibition of the sculpture of Maureen Quin, Permanent, Alexandria, T. 046 6530121, email@example.com, www.quin-art.co.za
East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery main gallery, Karoo - Untouched, This photographic exhibition by journalist Linda Sparg explores the pristine beauty of the Kommadagga area of the Karoo, near Somerset East. Untouched indicates that the photographs have not been manipulated or Photoshopped, 12/02/2015 until 28/02/2015, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.annbryant.co.za
Gallery 2 Various artists, 03/02/2015 until 28/02/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 447 0155, email@example.com, www.gallery2.co.za
Northern Cape Kimberley
Goodman Gallery Other People’s Memories, Various artists, 28/01/2015 until 28/02/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 788 1113, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.goodman-gallery.com
William Humphreys Art Gallery Collection of 16th and 17th Century Dutch and Flemish Old Masters, British and French paintings, antique furniture and other objects d’art, Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5, email@example.com, www.whag.co.za
Graham’s Fine Art Gallery Colour Works, Jennifer Morrison, 22/01/2015 until 18/04/2015, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.grahamsgallery.co.za Halifax Art Specialising in Contemporary Art, Parkhurst, C. 0827846695, email@example.com, www.16halifaxart.co.za
Port Elizabeth ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre The gallery shop has what you need to plan for the year. Calendars, notebooks, stationary and other stationary, T. 041 5853641, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artecpe.co.za
North West Adèle Oldﬁeld MA (Fine Arts)
Fine Artist based in Johannesburg. Working in a variety of media. Throughout her work, the artist explores the notion of the feminine and its various associations. Please contact on: 082 838 9243 or email@example.com Work available for viewing at art.co.za
North-West University Gallery Voices of the Drylands, Prof. Attie Gerber, 05/02/2015 until 27/02/2015, NWU Potchefstroon Campus, T. 018 2994341, firstname.lastname@example.org
Galerie NOKO We serve as an art advisory and consultancy sounding board to art collectors and the art community at large, 109 -111 Russell Road, Richmond Hill, T. 041 5822090, email@example.com / firstname.lastname@example.org, www.galerienoko.com
Alette Wessels Kunskamer Art gallery & art consultancy, specializing in SA art as an investment, dealing in Old Masters, & selected contemporary art, T. 012 346 0728, email@example.com, www.artwessels.co.za
Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum 2014 Biennial Exhibition, Various artists, 29/10/2014 until 23/02/2015, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artmuseum.co.za
Association of Arts Pretoria More than 20 galleries & artist’s studios have joined the Pretoria Art Meander which launched in September. See website for details, Nieuw Muckleneuk, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100, artspta@ mweb.co.za, www.artsassociationpta.co.za/news.html
Underculture Contemporary Fortunes Remixed, Group Exhibition, 14/01/2015 until 06/02/2015, 98A Park Drive, Central, T. 0413730074, email@example.com, www.underculturecontemporary.co.za
Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Wolf in sheep’s clothing, A solo exhibition by Ann-Marie Tully, 05/02/2015 until 15/03/2015, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen.marais@nasmus. co.za, www.facebook.com/ OliewenhuisArtMuseum Gallery on Leviseur The Aesthetics of Violence, Jaun van Wyk, 08/01/2015 until 17/02/2015, Westdene, C. 082 835 2335, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.galleryonleviseur.co.za
Helen Wallace Day Exhibitions: The Upper Deck Gallery, Plettenberg Bay; Bamboo Gallery, Melville, Johannesburg; Sharon Samson Gallery, Illovo, Johannesburg; Henry Taylor Gallery, Sandton, Johannesburg; The Turbine Hall Art Fair 2013, Johannesburg Enquiries to: Helenday1007@gmail.com +27 083 458 6040
In Toto Gallery Vista, Laurel Holmes, Belinde Fourie and Karin Draymond, 29/01/2015 until 02/03/2015, Birdhaven, T. 011 4476543, megan@intotogallery. co.za, www.intotogallery.co.za Johannesburg Art Gallery Hours: 10:00 to 17:00, Tuesday to Sunday, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, email@example.com, www.gauteng.net/attractions/ entry/johannesburg_art_gallery/ Lizamore & Associates Gallery A.M. (After Midnight), Ronèl De Jager, 05/02/2014 until 28/02/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 8808802, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lizamore.co.za
Centurion Art Gallery The Centurion Art Gallery is a commercial satellite of the Pretoria Art Museum, Moreletapark, T. 012 3583477, email@example.com. za, www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za/centurion The Leonardo Gallery You will be able to linger and enjoy the art in its true form and get to experience the joy of acquiring a work of art that you can relate to, Arcadia, Pretoria, T. 012 9970520, leonardo.gal@ telkomsa.net, www.theleonardogallery.com St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery We are a lifestyle gallery offering guests a broad selection of designer fashions, accessories as well as artworks by leading and emerging South African artists, Pretoria, Brooklyn Circle, T. 012 4600284, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stlorient.co.za
North-West University Botanical Garden Gallery The Beginning, Rowland Daniel, 05/02/2015 until 27/02/2015, NWU Potchefstroom Campus, email@example.com
Western Cape Cape Town Allderman POP UP Gallery The gallery specialises in pop up exhibitions. We are presently exhibiting in the Newlands quarter. firstname.lastname@example.org Art B Gallery Bellville, Member’s Exhibition, Members have the opportunity to exhibit and sell their work, 11/03/2015 until 01/04/2015, Bellville, T. 021 9171197, email@example.com, www.artb.co.za Barnard Gallery Surface: Emerging Painters, Sarah Biggs, 04/02/2015 until 19/03/2015, Newlands, T. 021 6711 553, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.barnardgallery.com Bronze Age Bronze Foundry, Woodstock, T. 021 4473914, email@example.com, www.bronzeage. co.za Brundyn+ We are a contemporary art gallery based in Cape Town dedicated to developing significant and cutting edge South African contemporary artists, Bo Kaap, T. 021 4245150, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.brundyngonsalves.com
UNISA Art Gallery Contemporary Art Exhibitions and Permanent Art Collection. Open Tuesdays to Fridays: 10:00 - 16:00. Closed on Public Holidays, Unisa Muckleneuk Campus Kgorong Building Ground Floor Pretoria, www.unisa.ac.za/gallery, Muckleneuk, T. 012 4415683, email@example.com, www.unisa.ac.za/gallery
Absa Art Gallery Review, Group exhibition by a number of artists. Work will be sold via silent auction, 02/02/2015 until 27/02/2014, Absa Gallery, 161 Main Street, T. 011 3505139, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.absa.co.za
Alice Art Gallery A French Affair, Isabel Le Roux, 01/03/2014 until 14/03/2015, Ruimsig, T. 011 9581392, email@example.com, www.aliceart.co.za
Imbizo Gallery We are fine art consultants providing a one-stop service to private and corporate clients. We have a wide selection of abstract, contemporary, landscape, nude, tribal and wild life art, Ballito, T. 032 9461937, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.imbizogallery.com/
Art Afrique Gallery Contemporary Art Gallery, Sandton, T. 011 2927113, email@example.com, www.artafrique.co.za
Artist Proof Studio Specialises in printmaking, Newtown, T. 011 4921278, gallery@artistproofstudio. co.za, www.artistproofst udio.co.za Bayliss Gallery Of Black and White and Other Things, A variety of artists including, Anna Liebenberg, Craig Muller, Kobus Rossouw, Willem Truter and more, 18/01/2015 until 08/02/2015, Norwood, T. 011 4830891, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.baylissgallery.co.za Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists, Sandton, T. 011 3255395, email@example.com, www.gallery.co.za CIRCA on Jellicoe A selection of works, including bronze sculpture, paintings and giclee prints by Norman Catherine, 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery A variety of South African artists. From new talent to old masters all year long, Florida, T. 011 6723821, email@example.com, www.artdealers. co.za Diedericks/Faber Fine Art Grace Kotze, Jonathan Gecelter, 04/02/2015 at 18h00, Melville, T. 011 7263638, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.diedericksfaberfineart.com Everard Read Under an African Sky, Paul Augustinus, February until March 2015, 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, email@example.com, www. everard-read.co.za Ferreira Art Gallery Kobus Louw, New arrivals of Kobus Louw masterpieces. Open 7 days a week, while-u-wait framing service, garden setting Terrace Café, hairdresser, salon and nailbar. Collection point for Kidshaven, Bryanston, T. 011 7063738, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. ferreiraart.com Fifth Avenue Fine Art Next Auction 10am, Sunday 8th February 2015, Preview, Friday 6th February 2015 - 9am to 5pm, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, email@example.com, www.5thaveauctions.co.za
outoftheCUBE … 09 – 28 February 2015 outoftheCUBE current exhibitions: ‘Mint Prints’. Malcolm and Ros Christian will celebrates the 30 year anniversary of the opening of their Press by releasing prints in mint condition from the The Caversham Press Private Collection. They are drawn from four specific aspects of the Press’s working life between 1990 and 2005. See more https://www. facebook.com/outofthecube?ref=hl
Res Gallery From the Chapel to the Shrine, Vasco Mahnica, 07/02/2015 until 14/03/2015, Parkwood, T. 011 8804054, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.resgallery. com Standard Bank Galler y An exciting exhibition space situated in the heart of downtown Johannesburg. It has become one of the city’s foremost fine art venues, T. 011 6311889, arts @standardbank.co.za, www.standardbankarts.co.za Stevenson Found Not Taken, Edson Chagas, 11/11/2014 until 06/02/2015, Scenes of a Romantic Nature, Deborah Poynton, 12/02/2015 until 20/02/2015, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, email@example.com, www.stevenson.info UJ Art Gallery Monday to Friday 09:00-18:00 & Saturdays 9:00-1:00, APK Campus, Auckland Park, T. 011 5592099, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. uj.ac.za The White House Gallery Exhibition featuring works by Brian Joffe, 04/03/2015 until 18/03/2015, Illovo, T. 011 268 2115, email@example.com, www.whg.co.za
Artspace Durban Human Nature, Kevern Sandalls, 19/01/2015 until 14/02/2015. South Beach John Robinson 19/01/2015 until 14/02/2015. Outpost Anthony Morton 16/02/2015 until 06/03/2015. (Re)Viewed Terry King 16/02/2015 until 06/03/2015 KwaZulu-Natal. T. 031 3120793, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artspace-durban.com Durban Art Gallery Dreams and Visions, Joel Mbuyisa, February until March 2015, T. 031 3112264, Thulani. Makhaye@durban.gov.za, www.durban.gov.za
Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery An exhibition of selection of artworks from the permanent collection acquired since 1994 are displayed in all areas of the Gallery. It will remain up until June this year. 09/12/2014 until 30/06/2015, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan.bell@msunduzi. gov.za, www.tatham.org.za
Carmel Art Pieter van der Westhuizen New edition of 8 landscape prints View at www.carmelart.co.za Level 0 Cape Quarter Square 27 Somerset Road Green Point Cape Town
Casa Labia Gallery Seeking Eden - In Bloom III, Group Exhibition, 10/12/2014 until 22/02/2015. Afrodite Nina van der Westhuizen 28/02/2015 until 29/03/2015. Zero Kabelo Kim Modise 28/02/2015 until 29/03/2015. Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068, email@example.com, www.casalabia.co.za Catherine Timotei Art Catalyst: Paris 2015, Catherine Timotei Abstract Expressionism, 15/02/2015 until 28/02/2015, Hotel 15 on Orange, Cape Town. Near Cape Town Museum, abstractart@catherinetimotei. com, www.catherinetimotei.com/
Umhlanga Rocks Makiwa Gallery Fine Art Gallery. Fine South African Art, original paintings & sculpture. Shop 5B Lighthouse Mall,Chartwell Drive, Umhlanga Rocks, KwaZulu-Natal, T. 031 5611194, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.makiwagalleries.com
Mpumalanga Graskop Le Gallerie Restoration, Maria Koch, Gustavo Vink, Anica, Jana Branca, Wendy Malan, Michael Heyns, Cornelius Bosch, Christian Nice, Munro, Gerrit Pitout, Roema Photography, 01/01/2015 until 31/12/2015, T. 013 767 1093, email@example.com, www.legallerie.co.za
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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Fine Arts Foundry & Sculpture Studio. Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Gilbert Banda & Chris Bladen, Ongoing. Kalk Bay. T. 021 7888736. firstname.lastname@example.org.
Commune.1 Refugium, Luke Kaplan, 15/01/2015 until 07/02/2015, Solo exhibition, Elize Vossgatter 19/02/2015 until 26/03/2015, Wale Street, Cape Town, T. 0214475918, email@example.com, www.commune1.com/
Lesley Charnock Art Gallery A selection of work by Lesley Charnock and Helen van Stolk. Montebello Design Centre, 31 Newlands Avenue, Newlands - open 7 days a week, C. 0824241033, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lesleycharnock.com
Diedericks/Faber Fine Art Theo Kleynhans, David Theron, 29/01/2015, Woodstock, C. 0824981417, email@example.com, www.diedericksfaberfineart.com Deziree Finearts A collection of Contemporary Colonial and African Oil Paintings, Fish Hoek, T. 021 7851120, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dezireefinearts.co.za Die Kunskamer Works by leading artists, Irma Stern, Hugo Naude, Cecil Skotnes, Cynthia Villet, Norman Catherine, Hardy Botha, Bill Davis, Gail Catlin, Simone Stone, David Brown & Pierneef, Sea Point, T. 021 4349529, email@example.com, www.diekunskamer. co.za
Heather Auer Art & Sculpture Gallery
Quayside Centre. Wharf Street, Simon’s Town 7975 South Africa Tel/Fax +27 (0)21 7827321 Mobile +27 (0)827792695 www.heatherauer.com www.auerhausammeer.com Bronzes and paintings by well known South African artists.
Hout Bay Gallery We welcome you to a burst of kaleidoscopic colour of artworks by talented South African Artists and Sculptors. Artworks by Sarah Danes Jarrett, Koos De Wet, David Kuijers, Russell Travers, Sam Allerton and many more, Artworks by Sarah Danes Jarrett, Brett Shuman, John Catlin, David Staude, Natasja De Wet, Sam Allerton and many more. Open every day, all welcome., Hout bay, T. 021 7903618, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.houtbaygallery.co.za Donald Greig Gallery & Bronze Foundry Introducing the new and exciting Gift Range. We have launched a miniature wildlife gift range – each bronze brings out the character and beauty of Africa’s wildlife. Open Mon – Fri 09.30 – 17.30, Sat 09.30 – 13.00. 14 West Quay Road, V&A Waterfront, Cape Town . 021 418 0003, www.donaldgreig.com
Overlooking the mountainous valley of Hout Bay sits a Red Room,home to an art-savvy red gorilla. Swing by and adventure into the world of Robert Hodgins, Walter Battiss, Diane Victor, Edoardo Villa, Jan Neethling and many more. 62 Mount Rhodes Drive, Hout Bay 071 602 1908 www.redroomart.co.za
Rose Korber Art Rose Korber has recently relocated from Camps Bay to Sea Point. Artists available include William Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Sam Nhlengethwa, Claudette Schreuders, Robert Slingsby, Richard Smith and Willie Bester. Sea Point. T. 021 4330957 roskorb@icon. co.za. www.rosekorberart.com
Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal Durbanville, 7550 T. 021 975 1744 email@example.com www.artpro.co.za
Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of fine art, antiques & objet d’art, Wynberg, T. 021 7627983, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/ Eclectica Modern Gallery An eclectic mix of contemporary art by a variety of wellknown artists. Peter Pharoah, Simon Jones, Sarah Danes-Jarrett, Amos Letsoalo, Hardy Botha, Lolly Hahn-Page, Vincent da Silva and many more, 9A Cavendish Street, Claremont, T. 021 6717315, email@example.com, www.eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/modern Erdmann Contemporary We are pleased to announce that Erdmann Contemporary will be hosting Hannalie Taute’s next solo exhibition, Cross My Heart, which opens on 10 February 2015, Gardens, T. 021 422 2762, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.erdmanncontemporary.co.za Everard Read Obscura, Lionel Smit, 04/02/2015 until 18/02/2015, V & A Waterfront, T. 021 4184527, email@example.com, www.everard-read-capetown. co.za
The South African Society of Artists (SASA) 2015 Merit Exhibition from 10.00am to 5.30pm daily, in the Sanlam Hall at Kirstenbosch Botanical Gardens. The Merit Exhibition is a prestigious exhibition for members who achieved excellent results at the previous y ear’s Annual Exhibition Selection. Entry to the exhibition is free but entry fees to the gardens apply. The exhibition will be opened by well-known Cape Town narrative realist painter John Meyer at 6pm on Friday 6 February. For more information or an invitation to the opening please call 021 671 8941 or email secretary@sasa-artists. co.za. 06/02/2015 until 19/02/2015. Cape Town.
In-Fin-Art - Picture Framers & Art Gallery Expert advice Extensive range of moulding profiles Custom made hand-finished frames Conservation framing with museum glass Original art by local contemporary artists 9 Wolfe St, Wynberg Tel: 021 761 2816 firstname.lastname@example.org www.infinart.co.za
Goodman Gallery The Poetry in Between: South-South, Curated by Carolyn H. Drake, 20/01/2015 until 28/02/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567, email@example.com, www.goodman-gallery.com G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of painting, mixed media and sculpture by artists including, Jimmy Law, Cornelia Stoop and David Riding amongst many others, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.g2art.co.za
Lutge Gallery at Spier Ceramics,art,photographs, Cape antiques & contemporary furniture created from reclaimed indigenous wood. www.atSpier.lutge.co.za Jonkershuis,Spier Wine Farm,Stellenbosch
Iziko Michaelis Collection Rembrandt in South Africa: Pioneer Printmaker of Humanity and Modernity, 03/10/2014 until 28/02/2015, josephinemhiggins@ gmail.com, Iziko SA National Gallery Symbols of South African Cultures, 24/09/2014 until March 2015, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4674660, email@example.com, www.iziko.org.za
Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection 18 February – 14 March 2015 “Night Watch” A solo exhibition of recent paintings by Gabrielle Raaff. www.salon91.co.za 91 Kloof St reet Cape Town
Johans Borman Fine Art SAADA Cape Town Fair, 13/02/2015 until 15/02/2015, Cape Town Art Fair 201526/02/2015 until 01/03/2015 Newlands T. 021 683 6863 firstname.lastname@example.org Mogalakwena Gallery Sewing a History of Healing – Mogalakwena Gallery, 3 Church Str, bet Adderley Str & St George’s Mall, Cape Town, 8001. OPENS: Thurs, 6 Nov 5pm - 9pm. Until 18 Dec 2014 Group exhibition of Textile Art created by Mogalakwena, Heartworks, Willemien de Villiers, Sally Scott, Ronel Jordaan, Celia de Villiers, Gina Niederhumer, Keiskamma, Woza Moya. Opens Thurs, 5 Feb at 6pm - Thurs, 30 April 2015. Enquiries Ingrid Holman (021) 424 7488 or www.mogalakwena.com. 5th February, WOMAN ZONE launching their First Thursday Open Mic Storytelling Sessions at Mogalakwena. You are invited to join us at the Gallery from 6.30 to tell and listen. email@example.com or 083 431 9986. www.womanzonect.com
34 Fine Art Mark-Group exhibition, Sir Peter Blake, Goncalo Mabunda & Lizabeth Eva Rossof & also includes Mr. Brainwash, Jade Doreen Waller, CEET, Skyler Grey, Norman Catherine, Pegasus, Bambi & more, 23/12/2014 until 14/02/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 461 1863, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.34fineart.com Gallery F [PaPa] Chapter Two, Juhan Kuus, Billy Monk, Obie Oberholze,r Pierre Croquet, Rashid Lombard, James Soullie, Gunther Komnick, Ian Difford, Roy Zetisky, Ginger Odes & Michelle Loukidis, 05/03/2015 until 15/03/2015, Cape Town, C. 0835948959, email@example.com, www.galleryf.co.za
Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Connections. Various artists. 10/02/2015 until 05/03/2015. Durbanville. T. 021 976 4691. firstname.lastname@example.org. www.rust-en-vrede.com SAADA Antiques Fair Gala Opening 12 February 2015.. Cape Town Art Fair, The Lookout - V& A Waterfront. 13/02/2015 until 15/02/2015. Visit www.saada.co.za for all our deets. . . .
Eatwell Art Gallery Summer Exhibition, LynneMarie Eatwell, Eric Oswald Eatwell & Mags Eatwell, 13/02/2015 until 28/02/2015, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, email@example.com, www.eatwellgallery.com EBONY Cape Town A Different Perspective, A group show including paintings, prints, photography and multi media pieces by Justin Dingwall and Thando Hlope, Jean - Claude Moschetti, Ferdinand Kidd, Vuli Nyoni, Rentia Retief, Rachelle Hugo, Olaf Bischoff and Zondi David Skosana, 05/02/2015 until 03/03/2015, Cape Town, CBD, T. 021 424 9985, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ebonydesign. co.za
Ryno Swart Art Gallery A selection of work for sale by Ryno Swart, Simon’s Town. T. 021 7863975. email@example.com. www.artistvision.org
Kalk Bay Modern Gallery - Art on Paper VI We will be hosting the first exhibition of the year Art on Paper VI from 18 March to 8 April. Some of the Artist that will be on display include Sam Nlengethewa, William Kentridge, Maja Maljevic, Mongezi Ncaphayi, Beezy Bailey, Anton Kannemeyer, Conrad Botes, Deborah Bell and many more established and up-and-coming artists. 136 Main Road Kalk Bay www.kalkbaymodern.co.za
Quincy’s Antiques Art and Collectables Art, Antiques, Curios & Gifts. Rondebosch. T. 021 6851986. firstname.lastname@example.org. Red! The Gallery Gallery is situated in the Constantia winelands area in Cape Town. Featuring work from South Africa’s best contemporary and emerging artists, including works by Andrew Cooper, David Kuijers, Wakaba Mutheki and Donna McKellar to name a few. Steenberg, Tokai. T. 021 7010886, email@example.com, www.redthegallery.co.za
Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection 18 March – 18 April 2015 “Mindgame” An exhibition of abstract painting and sculpture by Andrzej Urbanski. www.salon91.co.z 91 Kloof Street, Cape Town
Sanlam Art Gallery Permanent collection of South African art & a large exhibition space, Bellville. T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za.www.sanlam.co.za
SA ART TIMES | DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015
The Cape Gallery, 60 Church Street, Cape Town seeks to expose fine art that is rooted in the South African tradition, work which carries the unique cultural stamp of our continent. SOLO EXHIBITION BY SARAH PRATT 21 JANUARY â€“ 14 FEBRUARY 2015
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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS SMAC Art Gallery, CT C-Stunners & Black Mamba. Cyrus Kabiru. 29/01/2015 until 14/03/2015. Cape Town Central. T. 021 4225100, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. smacgallery.com South African Jewish Museum Interactive multi-media displays and engaging accounts of South African Jewish History, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4651546, email@example.com. www.sajewishmuseum.co.za South African Print Gallery Work by leading South African artists. Call for consignments for prints by leading SA Artists, Woodstock, T. 021 4626851 kevin@printgallery. co.za, www.printgallery.co.za South African Society of Artists Art by leading South African artists, Cape Town Central. T. 021 6718941, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.sasa-artists.co.za
Art in the Yard Currently we have a mixed show of local and international artists, Franschoek, T. 021 8764280, email@example.com, www.artintheyard.co.za EBONY Franschoek Contemporary and South African masters such as Gerard Sekoto, William Kentridge, George Diederick During, Ivan Mirkovic, Sibusiso Duma. New work by Mischa Fritsch, Bill Ainslie, Kevin Collins, Jenny Schneider and the usual mix of hand crafted ceramics., Ebony is exhibiting at: SAADA (Antique Art & Design Expo) at the Lookout V&A Waterfront, 13/02/2015 until 15/02/2015, Franschoek, T. 021 8764477, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.ebonydesign.co.za IS Art Black Oystercatcher paintings by Cornelia Smook (Snyman). Ceramics of the sea by Ralph Johnson, 15/02/2015 until 31/03/2015, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762071, email@example.com,
StateoftheART Gallery Affordable. Original. Contemporary. A diverse selection of works on show by emerging artists including Floris van Zyl, Janet Botes, Claude Chandler, Chris Denovan, Mila Posthumus & Maria Patrizi. Cape Town CBD. T. 021 8014710, firstname.lastname@example.org. www. stateoftheart.co.za
The Cape Gallery Vigour: awakening ancient vitality, Derek Drake, 01/02/2015 until 28/02/2015, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, email@example.com, www.capegallery.co.za. The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames, Observatory, T. 021 4473988, firstname.lastname@example.org
THE d’VINE art ROOM at New Heritage Gallery In the courtyard of historic HERITAGE SQUARE, these 2 boutique galleries feature art; photography; sculpture and mixed media. With owner-curated, new exhibitions on a monthly basis, and the participating artists on hand, the shows are interactive and edgy. Heritage Square (inner courtyard), 100 Shortmarket Str (cnr Bree), Cape Town (027) 0711915034 email@example.com www.newheritagegallery.com
The La Motte Museum Offers a cultural-historical experience featuring the estate’s history and architecture. Current exhibitions: Heritage collection of South African old master, JH Pierneef and contemporary exhibition of The Helgaard Steyn Awards 1987-2013. Experiences: Historic Walk – Wednesdays & Sculpture Walk – Thursdays (10:00-11:00 bookings essential T 021 876 8850, E firstname.lastname@example.org, www.la-motte.com The Gallery at Grande Provence, Grootbos A selection of the latest two and three dimensional works by Arabella Caccia, including a 10 m long painting of Grootbos, 07/02/2015 until 13/02/2015, Alleen A Selection of two and three dimensional pieces by Shany van den Berg 08/02/2015 until 03/04/2015 Franschhoek T. 021 8768630gallery@grandeprovence. co.zawww.grandeprovence.co.za/franschhoek-newsand-events/gallery-news.html The Gallery at Grande Provence The Shop at Grande Provence, Fine tribal artefacts and new jewellery by Ilse Malan, Ongoing, Grande Provence Estate, T. 021 8768630, email@example.com, www.gran deprovence. co.za/gallery-and-art-franschhoek/The-Shop.html
UCT Irma Stern Museum Drawings of Artist’s Studios by Austrian artist Linde Waber. Woodblocks by guest artist & fellow Austrian, Alice Goldin, This event celebrates the 75th birthday of Linde Waber & the 90th birthday of celebrated poet Friederike Mayrocker, 07/02/2015 until 21/02/2015, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, mary.vanblommestein@uct. ac.za, www.irmastern.co.za What if the World Gallery A platform for a new generation of emerging South African contemporary artists. Viewing Hours: Tues - Fri 10.00 - 17.00, Sat 10.00 - 14.00 or by appointment, Woodstock Capetown, T. 021 4472376, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.whatiftheworld.com
Walker Bay Art Gallery View the wide selection of paintings, sculptures & ceramics by established as well as up-and-coming SA artists, Hermanus, T. 028 312 2928, email@example.com, www.walkerbayartgallery.co.za
Art at Tokara Walking the Line. Curated by Julia Meintjes Fine Art, Lucas Bambo, Dan Rakgoathe, Siphiwe Zulu, Colijn Strydom, Jean de Wet, Collen Maswanganyi, Fancy Stitch embroiderers, 19/01/2015 until 30/04/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 011 788 0820, firstname.lastname@example.org, www. juliameintjes.co.za
Rossouw Modern Art Gallery Featuring fine artworks from a select group of talented South African artists on the whitewashed walls of a fisherman’s cottage, Hermanus, T. 028 313 2222, email@example.com, www.rossouwmodern.com
Knysna Knysna Fine Art A Different Drummer, Fine African Artefacts, 01/02/2015 until 28/02/2015. B.Y.O.I.D. - Bring Your Own IdentityA group exhibition of recent work by Phillemon Hlungwani, Dylan Lewis, Angus Taylor, Elizabeth Balcomb and others.26/02/2015 until 20/03/2015Thesen House T. 044 382 firstname.lastname@example.org
Great Brak River Art@39Long Artists on show: Mien Greyling,Susqya Williams ,Sheena Ridley, Sonnette Olls, Fiona Rowett, Helen Pfeil, Cheryl Traub Adler and more. Ceramics by Clementina, Hennie Meyer & more, On going exhibition, Great Brak River, C. 0825763338, artat39long@gmail. com, www.artat39long.wozaonline.co.za
The Kraal Gallery South Africa’s premier hand weaving artists. Hand weaving is our passion (est 1973 by the Daniel family). Commissions welcomed for silk and wool wall hangings, tapestries, rugs of all sizes locally and globally. Enquiries: 021 8562130/ 021 8833881. Proudly Hand-woven, Socially Responsible, Environmentally Aware email@example.com www.thekraalgallery.com US Art Gallery Regular temporary art exhibitions of national and international artists, as well as permanent exhibitions of the visual art collections, anthropological and cultural historical objects, and the University history, Stellenbosch, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.usmuseum.weebly.com/index.html
Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists, Paarl, T. 021 8725030, email@example.com, www.houtstreetgallery.co.za
D-Street Gallery Art - (de)code - (re)phrase, Vuli Nyoni, Elizabeth Miller Vermeulen, Judy Woodborne, Elizabeth Gunter, Clare Menck, Strijdom van der Merwe, Dot Vermeulen, Marie Stander as well as Sharle Mathews, Karlien de Villiers, Peter van Straten, Shany van den Berg, Marinda Combrinck, 30/01/2015 until 28/02/2015, Stellenbsoch, T. 021 8832337, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.dstreetgallery.com
ArtKaroo Fine Art by artists from the Karoo, Oudtshoorn, T. 044 2791093, email@example.com, www.artkaroo.co.za
Riebeek Kasteel THE GALLERY AT GRANDE PROVENCE Ecce Homo – An Exhibition of Charcoal Drawings by Ruan Huisamen Opening: 14 February at 11:00. Main Road Franschhoek, Western Cape T + 27 ( 0) 21 876 8630 firstname.lastname@example.org www.grandeprovence.co.za
The Gallery - Riebeek Kasteel Summertide, Group Exhibition of paintings and ceramics, January until February 2015, Riebeck Kasteel, C. 0836533697, astridmcleod@ mweb.co.za, www.galleryriebeek.co.za 0836533697, email@example.com,www.galleryriebeek.co.za/
Anne-Ghrett – Breytenbach Galery
The Robertson Art Gallery We specialise in original art of more than 60 top South African artists, Robertson, T. 023 6265364, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.robertsonartgallery.co.za
Gallery hours: Monday - Friday 09h00 - 17h00 Saturday - 10h00 - 13h00 Anne-Ghrett Erasmus, 14 Burger Street, Breytenbach Sentrum, Wellington 021 - 864 2988 / 083 415 0002 email@example.com firstname.lastname@example.org
Somerset West Dante’ Art & Decor, New Nicole Pletts. Always in demand, come and check out her new pieces before they go!, Somerset West, T. 021 8518142, email@example.com, www.danteartgallery.co.za/index.php Liebrecht Gallery A custom built fine art gallery in the CBD of Somerset West, Somerset West, T. 021 8528030, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.liebrechtgallery.com
Stellenbosch Oude Libertas Gallery The gallery is open to the public free of charge. New exhibitions every six weeks, Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads, T. 021 8098412, ou–email@example.com, www.oudelibertas.co.za
Atelier at 1 unie Private ongoing viewing of Contemporary Art and Sculpture by Johannes du Plessis by appointment, Franschhoek, T.021 876438 2, johannes. firstname.lastname@example.org, www.johannesduplessis.co.za/
Abalone Gallery Works on Paper - Art Impressions, Various artists, 06/02/2015 until 15/03/2015, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, email@example.com, www.abalonegallery.co.za
Stellenbosch Art Gallery An extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade glass & ceramics by selected Western Cape artists, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8283489, mjg@ kingsley.co.za, www.stellenbosch-artgallery.co.za
Prince Albert Gallery Established in 2003, the gallery always has an eclectic mix of art on display, Prince Albert, T. 023 541 1057, karoogallery@intekom. co.za, www.princealbertgallery.co.za/
De Geheime Botrivier De Geheime Kelder has now become De Geheime Botrivier. We are the now in the oldest building in Botrivier and are now telling the forgotten secrets of Botrivier with art and collectibles of the area . Sharing the Overberg experience with visitors from all over . A new angle and experience with an old world feel and charmBotrivier Hotel, Main Road, C. 0823484539 mtini.michael@ gmail.com, firstname.lastname@example.org mtini. email@example.com
SMAC Art Gallery In Search of.., Musa N. Nxumalo, Opening 05/02/2015, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 3607, firstname.lastname@example.org email@example.com, www. smacgallery.com
Portal Gallery Selected contemporary artists, including Carl Becker, JP Meyer, Estelle Marais,Diane McLean and Hermann Niebuhr. Gallery hours flexible, De Rust, T. 082 2976977, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.art.co.za
Wonki Ware Di Marshall pottery. South African Dinnerware and Table Accessories, George, T. 044 8841883, email@example.com, www.wonkiware.co.za
Slee Gallery Contemporary art gallery, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 3385, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.slee.co.za/gallery
The White House Venue & Theatre Exhibition venue, Plettenberg Bay, T. 044 5332010, email@example.com, www.whitehousevenue.co.za
The Lovell Gallery We specialize in multidisciplinary contemporary African art that is both innovative and collectable, Woodstock, T. 021 4475918, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.lovellgallery.co.za The Studio Kalk Bay Light Sculptures, Norman Hanna, 12/02/2015 until 25/02/2015, Kalk Bay, email@example.com, www.thestudiokalkbay.co.za
Crouse Art Gallery Various Artists, Christiaan Nice, Makiwa, Maria, Walter Meyer, Gerrit Roon, Anton Benzon, Ella, Este Mostert, Charmain Eastment, Diane Erasmus, Bea, Carla Bosch, Daily 08h00 to 18h00, George, T. 044 8870361, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.artdealers.co.za
Willie Botha Sculpture Gallery Permanent exhibition of sculptures by Willie Botha. Paintings of old masters as well as emerging artists, Hermanus, T. 028 3132304, email@example.com, www.williebothasculptures.com
Stevenson Space Minding. Olafur Eliasson. 22/01/2015 until 28/02/2015. To whom it may concern Kemang Wa Lehulere 22/01/2015 until 28/02/2015, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.stevenson.info The AVA Gallery Greatest Hits 2014, A curated exhibition with artworks selected from the Michaelis School of Fine Art UCT, Ruth Prowse School of Art and Stellenbosch University Graduate exhibitions, 29/01/2015 until 20/02/2015, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ ava.co.za, www.ava.co.za
THE GALLERY AT GRANDE PROVENCE as is so was – A selection of sculpture by Adriaan Diedericks Opening: 14 February at 11:00. Main Road Franschhoek, Western Cape T + 27 ( 0) 21 876 8630 email@example.com www.grandeprovence.co.za
Rupert Museum A selection of 20th Century South African Art, JH Pierneef’s Johannesburg Station Panels, Modern French Tapestries and International Sculptures, Irma Stern, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs, Maggie Laubser, Anton Van Wouw, Willie Beste,r JH Pieneef, Lucas Sithole & many more, Stellenbosch, T. 021 888 3344, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.rupertmuseum.org Sasol Art Museum Permanent collection of paintings, graphic works and sculptures, as well as anthropological collection. Regular temporary art exhibitions of national & international artists, Stellenbosch, T. 021 808 3690,
Wilderness Beatrix Bosch Studio Beatrix Bosch artworks now on permanent display at the Wilderness Hotel, Garden Route, Wilderness, T. 044 8770585, email@example.com, www.beatrixbosch.co.za
Port Owen West Coast Art Gallery Dot Dixon, Elmarie Smit, Des Kleineibst, Marius Maartens, Johanette van Deventer, Marie Prinsloo, Yvette Molenaar, Jen Wingrove, Mariette van Jaarsveld, Christophorus, Anne Roberts, Jannie Jordaan, Port Owen, Velddrif, T. 022 7832453, firstname.lastname@example.org, www.westcoastartgallery.co.za
Villiersdorp The Dale Elliott Art Gallery Feel free to visit the exquisite gallery based in the heart of the Overberg. Showcasing Dale and Mel’s latest works. Open 7 days a week & where they conduct their acclaimed painting courses from their studio complex, As well as: Elliott Art Gallery at The Knysna LogInn Boutique Hotel, Gray Street, Knysna, Villiersdorp, T. 028 840 2927, email@example.com, www.elliottartonline. wordpress.com
SA ART TIMES | FEBRUARY 2015
TO BE KING Christine Dixie
SULGER-BUEL LOVELL LONDON I CAPE TOWN
27 Feb â€“ 28 Mar The Palms, 145 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town +27 21 447 5918
S HA N Y V A N D E N B E R G
AL(L)EEN opening 8 M arch 2 015 Sunday 11:00 gallery hours 10:00â€”18:00 M onday to S unday
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1 Jakobus Olivier - lecturer at the Architecture Department at UFSn 2 Artist, Jaun van Wyk with Sylvester Mqeku 3 Visitors listening intensely
FIRST THURSDAYS AT NEW HERITAGE GALLERY, GALLERY F & JNR
OPENING OF JAUN VAN WYK EXHIBITION AT GALLERY ON LEVISEUR
Steven Carter Rushay Booysen & Ryan Allen Mkhonto Gwazela, Banele Loyiso & Dolla Sapeta James Vlok & Jennifer Vlok
Photos by Michaela Irving
OPENING OF FORTUNES REMIXED AT UNDERCULTURE CONTEMPORARY Photos by Ross Charnock
4 Banele Loyiso & Uthando Baduza 5 Salvelio Meyer Gravosqui & Louise Liebenberg
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Haim Menashehoff paints a portrait of Julia Engelhorn Artist Marcus Viljoen & Shay Davis Chris Schoonbee & artist Tanya Bonello Kirsten Faith Muller draws while Jessica Williams looks on Matthew Alexander King & Kirsten Whitfield
SA ART TIMES | DECEMBER 2014/JANUARY 2015
North-West University versity Gallery
NWUGALLERY NWU Main Gallery
5 - 27 Feb
Voices of the Drylands Prof. Attie Gerber
Opening event: 5 Feb, 19:00
NWU Botanical Garden Gallery
5 - 27 Feb
The Beginning Rowland Daniel
Opening event: 5 Feb, 17:30
018 299 4341 | firstname.lastname@example.org monday - friday 10:00 - 16:00
AMSTERDAM Late Rembrandt | Rijksmuseum 12 February 2015 - 17 May 2015
Portrait Gallery of the Golden Age | Hermitage Amsterdam 29 November 2014 - 15 December 2016
The world’s largest ever, brings together more than 90 paintings, drawings and prints from the world’s leading museums and private collections to showcase Rembrandt at the height of his power. Emerging from the shadow of tragic personal losses and financial setbacks, Rembrandt produced some of his finest work in his final years. By experimenting with paint and light, he achieved an unparalleled emotional depth, leading to his most daring, individual and intimate works.
Thirty enormous 17th century group portraits have been brought together for the first time. These “brothers and sisters” of the Night Watch are unique in the world and rarely seen due to their size. They show us regents, archers and merchants from all different classes, backgrounds and religions, standing shoulder to shoulder like brothers.
Niina Vatanen: Beyond the Visible Surface | C/O Berlin – Amerika Haus 24 January 2015 – 10 April 2015
Pictures Galore & Collecting Mania – Advertising in Miniature Jewish Museum Berlin | 4 December 2014 - 31 May 2015 The Jewish Museum Berlin continues its series of exhibitions on consumer and economic history with this exhibition about advertising. The starting point is a comprehensive collection of advertising stamps – stamp-sized images used mainly for corporate and product advertising that were donated to the museum by a private collector. Before the First World War, millions of these stamps were in circulation, sparking a veritable “collecting mania”.
LONDON Richard Serra | The Gagosian Galleries 11 October 2014 – 28 February 2015 The Gagosian Gallery on Britannia Street will exhibit four large-scale steel sculptures. The Gagosian Gallery on Davies Street will exhibit a 5-meter long work on paper, Double Rift #2 (2011). A travelling survey of Serra’s drawings was on view at three major museums in the USA (2011–12). He has participated in Documentas (1972, 1977, 1982, and 1987), and Venice Biennales (1980, 1984, 2001, and 2013).
The exhibition focuses on Vatanen’s exploring the photographic archives of the Finnish amateur photographer Helvi Ahonen. Vatanen’s intervenes in this material by adding forms, lines, and swaths of color to the surfaces of the photographs and by post-processing the negatives, manipulating the darkroom development process, and creating double exposures and digital collages to shift the focus and open up new contexts and levels of meaning.
Julio Le Parc | Serpentine Sackler Gallery 25 November 2014 - 15 February 2015 The first major exhibition in the UK by Argentinian-born artist Julio Le Parc (1928, lives in France), who is known for creating artworks that dynamically animate and transform space through light. Featuring seminal installations and interactive works from the early 1960s to the present day, Le Parc’s playful and mesmerising exhibition transforms the Gallery and actively involves visitors.
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NEW YORK Bill Morrison: Compositions & Re-Compositions | MoMA 14 October 2014 – 31 March 2015 Bill Morrison’s comprehensive, mid-career retrospective and accompanying installation. The visuals for his works are constructed from early silent dramatic films and found footage stock, and the soundtracks are made in tandem with composers and musicians. Morrison often uses decomposing 35mm nitrate film as a metaphor for the frailty of the human body, as well as an illustration of the simultaneously ephemeral and enduring nature of the human spirit.
PARIS Sonia Delaunay | Museum of Modern Art, Paris 17 October 2014 – 22 February 2015 The first major Sonia Delaunay retrospective in Paris since 1967, the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris brings together three recreated environments and over 400 works: paintings, wall decorations, gouaches, prints, fashion items and textiles. This monographic exhibition highlights her work in the applied arts, her distinctive place in Europe’s avant-garde movements and her major role as a pioneering abstractionist.
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Painting Music in the Age of Caravaggio | The Metropolitan Museum of Art 20 January 2015 – 5 April 2015 The period during which the three paintings on view in the exhibition – Caravaggio’s The Musicians, Valentin de Boulogne’s The Lute Player, and Laurent de La Hyre’s Allegory of Music – were created witnessed the birth of opera and the promotion of the solo voice performed by professional singers rather than amateurs. The exhibition pairs paintings with musical instruments similar to those depicted, and an audio component allows visitors to hear music played on them.
Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) | The Grognard Studio, Rueil-Malmaison 30 January 2015 – 25 May 2015 Maurice de Vlaminck (1876-1958) is a tribute to this wild and surrealist artist. His work consists of more than 80 paintings, ten graphic works, pottery works and illustrated books, from museums and private collections – including Godelieve de Vlaminck, the artist’s daughter. All of these elements reveal his love for nature and the countryside, as well as the masters, like Van Gogh, André Derain, Cézanne and even Pablo Picasso.
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Three VIP Art Fairs 2015 of Ibiza is certain to expect a worldwide attendance of important individuals with great buying power, art collectors and celebrities flocking the event with style. Dedicated to showcasing contemporary and modern art in an elegant and glamorous flare, this special edition of Art Ibiza is surely not to be missed. Art and culture enthusiasts will find themselves being enchanted over outstanding artwork that will take your breath away. To be held in one of the most splendid centres of the island, the art fair will be presented in a form of high class and luxury exposition. Art Ibiza’15 will be a special opportunity for those wishing to buy or sell art collections or those who simply wish to be taken aback by one of a kind inspirational art creations presented in a variety of styles. “Our shows are not for the faint of heart (or light of wallet).”, says Opus Eventi C.E.O. & art fairs’ director Johnessco Rodriguez, “We focus to attract art collectors, art creators and art lovers with a higher buying power (UHNWI), that will add value to our VIP guest list year after year”. Art Monaco, for instance, has welcomed Royalty such as H.S.H. Prince Albert II, Empress Farah Pahlavi, S.A.R la Princess Marie Gabrielle de Savoie, T.R.H. Prince and Princess Charles of Bourbon of the Two Sicilies, Madame la Baronne Danièle Courcelle von Prohaska, Baron & Baronne Renald de Meester de Betzenbroeck, Baron et Baronne Roland Gillion Crowet, Baronne de Masy, H.S.H. Prince of Montenegro and other personalities that such as Mme JalehKhosravani, Mr. Giovanne Randonini, Charles et Catherine Napoleon, M. Paul Sarkozy, Lady Monika Bacardi, Didier DesChamps and some Hollywood stars, just to mention a few. Aiming to offer a greater value to all participants, our three events will also serve as film sets for the up-coming Hollywood movie “The Curator” as part of the Platforms for large corporations, business leaders, international media, renowned galleries, established and emerging artists, as well as art collectors and art lovers. Art Monaco, Art Ibiza and MC ART MIAMI will share the same value for both entertainment and culture that are catered only towards those who enjoy living with the pleasure of exclusivity and luxury.
This year, under the direction of the international event promoter Johnessco Rodriguez, Opus Eventi has the honour to present, as part of its repertoire (on production), three of the top events: the sixth edition of ART MONACO; the special edition of ART IBIZA; and the first edition of MC ART Miami. We all know the number of contemporary art shows has increased in the past two years worldwide. Unfortunately, not all emerging shows are capable of providing value in both sales and prestige to the exhibitors and partners supporting them. That is why ART MONACO and ART IBIZA focus on keeping an exclusive by invitation policy. An international exposure, however, guarantees the participation of VIP personalities, potential buyers and exhibitions. From July 9 to July 12, 2015, a new sumptuous venue will be created right in the middle of the business district, known as the “playground of the rich and famous”. The Principality of Monaco will artistically transform 5,000 m² into a contemporary and modern art show – Art Monaco’15. Monaco is one of the most prestigious places in Europe and one of the most coveted markets in the world. With its prosperous lifestyle, ceaseless flow of golden champagne and multi million pound yachts gleaming in the Monte Carlo harbour, Monaco breathes glamour. That is why Art Monaco is all about quality rather than quantity and is renown today as THE ONLY international attended contemporary art fair in the French Riviera. Its own style and image differentiate from the other 275 art shows produced worldwide since 2009. During this four-day event, the city-state will serve as host to more than 70 select galleries from around the globe. The fair will welcome 10,000 exclusive visitors and benefit from a visibility in over 52 countries. A VIP reception will kick off the event, followed by three full days of vernissage-style exhibits open to the public with a few private showings. This July promises to be more grandiose than ever with Art Ibiza occurring from July 16 to July 19. Surrounded by some of the most pristine waters in the Mediterranean and fine white sand beaches, the island ART MONACO VI - July 9 to 12, 2015 ART IBIZA Special Edition - July 16 to 19, 2015 MC ART MIAMI - December 3 to 6, 2015
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Modern and Contemporary Art Headlines Strauss Auction Some of the very best in South African and international modern and contemporary art is on offer at Strauss & Co’s upcoming auction scheduled for 16 March 2014 at the Vineyard Hotel, Newlands in Cape Town, including key contemporary works by globally recognised artists such as Berlinde De Bruyckere, Nam June Paik, Huang Gang, William Kentridge and Penny Siopis. De Bruyckere, who was the solo artist in the Belgian Pavilion at the 55th Venice Biennale in 2013, curated by J M Coetzee, conceived of Schmerzensmann III (R2 500 000 3 500 000), as a powerful reflection on humanity. Internet Dweller: mpbdcg.ten.sspv (R800 000 1 200 000), was produced in 1994 by Nam June Paik, who associated with Joseph Beuys and John Cage and participated in the Neo-Dada movement, Fluxus, of which Yoko Ono was also a member. Vladimir Tretchikoff’s sensational Zulu Maiden tops the local list at R1 900 000 – 2 200 000. A rare early portrait of his son, Joseph, by Wolf Kibel (R1 500 000 2 000 000), Alexis Preller’s Mapogga Wedding (R800 000 - 1 200 000) and two paintings by Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, the impressive Wild Pear Trees (R600 000 - 900 000) and the rare casein, Storm Clouds and Trees (R350 000 - 500 000) are all major works. Robert Hodgins in J’accuse (R700 000 - 1 000 000) provides a brilliant dissection of the notorious Dreyfus Affair. Medley by Walter Battiss at R700 000 - 900 000 should excite the kind of bidding that saw Medley No 1 knocked down for R1 250 480 on Strauss’s Johannesburg auction in June 2014. Amongst the works by top South African artists, Ed Young’s Arch (R450 000 - 550 000) is set to fly. Along with Berlinde De Bruyckere’s Schmerzensmann III, this will be on view in the foyer of the Vineyard Hotel from 20 February 2015.
Vladimir Griegorovich Tretchikoff, “Zulu Maiden” signed and dated 56, oil on canvas 75 by 85,5cm R1 900 000-2 200 000
Alexis Preller, “Mapogga Wedding” signed and dated ‘52,oil on canvas 60 by 50cm R800 000-1 200 000
Penny (Penelope) Siopis, “Pine” acrylic, ink and glue on canvas laid down on board 160,5 by 206cm R500 000-700 000
William Joseph Kentridge, “Head” signed and dated ‘91, gouache, charcoal and collage on paper 149 by 120cm R800 000-1 200 000
Adding the sales reported on page 8 to the tables in the December-January SA Art Times, the final value of the auction market in SA art for 2014 comes out at about R280m (2013: R332m), of which R103,3m, or 36.9% is in Joburg (R90.1m, 27.1%); R81m, or 28.9% in Cape Town (R126.2m, 38,0%); and R95.8m, or 34,2% (R116m, 34.9%) in London. In terms of market share, Strauss grossed R146m, or 52.2% (R150.5m or 45.3%) – the first time anyone has got over 50% since I have been compiling these figures – Bonhams R95.8m or R34.2% (R116m, 34.9%) and Stephan Welz & Co R38.2m or 13.6% (R65.8m, 19.8%). – Michael Coulson for the SA Art Times
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Bonhams, London With sales exceeding $18 million in 2011 Bonhams is the global market leader in South African Art. We hold the world records for all the major South African artists with the highlight being the $5 million sale of Irma Stern’s “Arab Priest”. As proved by the successful auctions, this field is no longer of purely domestic interest. Modern South African Art has been propelled into the front lines of the global art market and is still producing exceptional prices. The South African Sale will be held at Bonhams in London (New Bond Street) on 18 March 2015. Here are some highlights of this upcoming auction:
Irma Stern Fisherman, Madeira Stern painted the present lot during a three month visit to Madeira in 1931. This was a difficult period in the artist’s life. Anti-Semitism was on the rise in her native Germany, and her marriage to Johannes Prinz was on the verge of collapse. Far from elevating her depressed spirits, Madeira only served to remind Stern of an earlier lost love, the Portuguese novelist Hippolyto Raposo. Shortly after arriving on the island, she suffered a nervous breakdown. Stern’s Madeira paintings often reflect her anguished mental state. ‘Fisherman’ is no exception. The man’s careworn expression and dark circled eyes convey an exhaustion that is beyond physical. Stern exhibited these works in Cape Town in 1935. The critic, Edward Roworth was moved to comment on their “sinister” colours and “hectic, feverish atmosphere”. In spite of her self-proclaimed “fantastic agonies”, Stern was incredibly prolific in Madeira. She later said she only left the island as she needed a rest from the “intensive work” she had been doing. Since its creation, ‘Fisherman, Madeira’ has been recognised as one of Stern’s finest oils, achieving the highest price at auction in 1975.
Irma Stern, “Fisherman, Madeira” 93 x 67cm, £300,000-500,000
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef The bush camp of Anton van Wouw Godfather, tutor, mentor and friend: the sculptor Anton van Wouw was many things to the painter J.H. Pierneef. Pierneef spent his formative years in Van Wouw’s studio at Pretoria. Here, he absorbed the older artist’s belief in the fundamental importance of drawing and close observation. FransOerder and Pieter Wenning were frequent visitors to the studio and often involved Pierneef in their artistic debates. Pierneef shared Van Wouw’s love of nature and the artists spent much time sketching together out in the veld. This oil depicts one of these excursions. The intimate scene conveys the ease of their relationship. The artists’ painting coats have been casually suspended from a tree outside their tent. To the left, Van Wouw and his wife share tea or coffee with the first Mrs Pierneef, freshly brewed on the camp stove beside them. The painting is a touching testament to a relationship that spanned over half a century and inspired some of South Africa’s greatest artworks.
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, “The bush camp of Anton van Wouw” 51 x 66cm, £120,000-180,000
Some more highlights from the upcoming South African Sale:
Maggie (Maria Magdalena) Laubser, “Landscape with houses and figures”, signed ‘M. Laubser’ (lower right), oil on board, 44.5 x 50cm, £25,000-35,000
Sydney Alex Kumalo, “Imbongi”, signed ‘S KUMALO’ and numbered ‘1-3’, Bronze, 94cm high (excluding base), £30,000-50,000
Dumile Feni-Mhlaba (Zwelidumile Mxgazi), “Male Torso”, Tallix foundry mark (back of right leg), Bronze, 148cm high, £70,000-90,000
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Monumental Pierneef to be Auctioned A monumental Pierneef titled “Landscape, Waterberg”, which is one of the largest works to appear at auction in South Africa for a number of years by the artist, is one of the top works to go under the hammer at the Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Art and Design Auction in Constantia, 17 - 18 February. In this painting, estimated at R1.1 - R1.6 million, Pierneef captures what would have been a familiar scene to the artist – including his magnificent rolling clouds. Previously sold by Stephan Welz & Co. in 1992, the work has been in the same collection since 1991. Pieter Hugo Naudé’s “Washday beside the Hex River” is estimated at R600 000 – R900 000. Sold previously in 1991 for R77 000, then an auction record for the artist, this is “without doubt the best Naudé the company has ever handled,” said Gary
Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, “Landscape, Waterberg”, signed and dated 1923, oil on board, 134 by 94cm Literature: Welz, S. A., Art at Auction in South Africa: The Art Market Review 1969 to 1995, Art Link, Johannesburg, 1996, illustrated on p 130 R 1 100 000 - R 1 600 000
Shean, Head of the Paintings Department at Stephan Welz & Co. in Cape Town. Naude was regarded as South Africa’s first professional painter and the first open air painter to adapt the skills he acquired in Europe for the South African landscape. A number of works by one of the country’s most important black artists, Peter Clarke (1929-1994), will also be on offer. “In the Pineapple Season” was a personal favourite of the artist. It was never exhibited or sold until the owner purchased the work privately from Clarke. Stephan Welz & Co. achieved a world record for Clarke’s “Landscape with Sheep” selling for R784 000 in October 2014. This indicates that the market for Clarke’s work is steadily growing, his work becoming sought after in private and secondary markets, both locally and internationally.
Peter Clarke, “In the Pineapple Season”, signed and dated 11.4.1962, tempera on paper, 36 by 26,5cm Provenance: Acquired directly from the artist R 280 000 - R 380 000
Stephan Welz & Co. Fine Art and Design Auction: The Great Cellar, Alphen Estate, Alphen Drive, Constantia; 17 - 18 February 2015. Pre-auction viewing: (open to the public) 11 - 15 February, 10am – 5pm. Catalogues are available from the Cape Town and Johannesburg offices and on our website www.stephanwelzandco.co.za For more information, contact 021-794-6461 or e-mail email@example.com
Pieter Hugo Naudé, “Washday Beside the Hex River”, signed, oil on canvas laid down on board, 54,5 by 72cm Literature: Welz, S. A., Art at Auction in South Africa: The Art Market Review 1969 to 1995, Art Link, Johannesburg, 1996, illustrated on p 120 R 600 000 - R 900 000
Stephan Welz & Co. ends 2014 well By Michael Coulson for the SA Art Times A good result in Cape Town and a fair return in Joburg in its last 2 sales of the year gave Stephan Welz & Co. a relatively high market share but still left the total SA art auction market in 2014 some 15% down on 2013. When final figures were published several weeks after the event, the firm grossed approximately R12.6m in its October Cape sale; almost 90% of the low estimate of R14.1m. Only 8 of the top 14 estimates went. These included R2.27m for Irma Stern’s “A View of Saldanha Bay” (est R1.6m-R2.2m) and R1.08m for a Pierneef landscape (well below est R1.4m-R1.8m). The sale started on an upbeat note with the collection of the late Peter Clarke. Of 122 lots, 110 sold (90.2%) for R789 000, almost double the low estimate of about
R410 000. In the rest of the afternoon session, 149 of 196 lots sold (76.0%) for just under R1.6m, 120.2% of the low estimate of R1.3m. Half the10 photographs in the evening session sold, grossing R297 000 (est R333 000) and in the major session 68 of 110 (61.8%) for R9.9m, 82.7% of the low estimate of R12.0m. This adds up to a total of 333 of 438 lots sold (76.3%). Other sales from the top 14 lots were R739 000 for a Sydney Kumalo bronze of St Francis of Assisi (est R300 000-R400 000); R296 000 for a William Kentridge Iris etching (est R250 000-R350 000); R171 000 for Kumalo’s bronze “Laying Figure” and R148 000 for his “Horse” (both est R80 000-R120 000). Results for the Joburg sale were less impressive, only
six lots topping R100 000. The gross of R5.15m was about R1m less than the corresponding sale of 2013. In the afternoon, 77 of 142 lots sold (54.2%) for about R535 000 (68.9% of the low estimate of R775 000) and in the evening 74 of 133 (55.6%) for about R4.6m (53.0% of the low estimate of R8.7m), making a total of 151 of 275 lots sold (54.9%) for about R5.15m (54.5% of the low estimate of R9.49m). Only half of the top 10 estimates sold, headed by R1.25m for a Skotnes painted wooden panel (est R1.3mR1.7m). Then came R364 000 for Francois Krige’s “Blue Cranes” (est R350 000-R450 000); and R216 000 for Conor Mccreedy’s semi-abstract expressionist “Dancing Ballerina & the Limmat Swan” (est R200 000-R400 000).
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On the couch with Cape Town Art Fair’s Liza Dyason Still in its early years, the Cape Town Art Fair is fast establishing itself as a worldclass event. This year, Cape Town Art Fair is embracing a ‘campus’ approach, with multiple venues around the V&A Waterfront. This is reminiscent of the world’s other leading fairs. Liza Dyason has been involved in producing the Cape Town Art Fair from its inception in 2013. We caught up with her to hear how the Cape Town Art Fair started and how it influences the South African art market. AT: How did the idea of producing an art fair in Cape Town originally come about? LD: Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa – the company that owns and runs the Cape Town Art Fair – felt that the time was right to create a contemporary art fair on the African continent. They then approached me to help assist in producing the fair that we visualised would become part of an incredible art ecosystem within Cape Town. AT: The art fair has grown from a small, single-venue art fair to a large ‘campus style’ event. How do you see the fair growing in the future? LD: Our campus concept stretches all along the yacht basin and along one of the most scenic locations in the city. It is unique to the African continent and on par with international art fairs. Our international art fair model presents a great opportunity for collectors to access the market in one space. Cape Town Art Fair is establishing itself as the leading art fair on the continent.
AT: This year’s art fair is somewhat different from previous years’ in that an international selection of galleries will be represented alongside the South African names. Why has Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa decided on this approach? LD: Visitors may look forward to art that is presented by some of Italy’s most respected galleries. We also have work from galleries as far and wide as Hungary and the UK. Cape Town Art Fair is set to become ‘the international fair set on the African continent’ where both international and South African art may be acquired. AT: It will be wonderful to have the (art) world come to South Africa and have South African galleries be placed among prominent international galleries. However, the structure of this year’s art fair means that there will be fewer South African galleries represented than previously, and only the most prominent art galleries will gain exposure. Do these select galleries represent the diversity of South African art? LD: In selecting art from both local and international galleries we have sought advice from curators, critics and advisors. We believe that Cape Town Art Fair 2015 is presenting notable contemporary art from the African continent and international galleries. AT: This year you have invited international performance art curator, RoseLee Goldberg as a guest speaker. Is this part of a strategy to graft the Cape Town Art Fair onto the leading international art fair circuit? Are there any other ways you hope to elevate Cape Town Art Fair?
LD: RoseLee Goldberg brings with her a wealth of experience, creativity and a critical eye. Together with our local curators, producers and speakers we are hoping we are growing Cape Town Art Fair into the ‘must visit’ fair on the continent. Yes, we will always be hoping to elevate Cape Town Art Fair and it shows how far we have come in the 18 months since the first edition in October 2013. AT: Fiera Milano is an international company. To what extent is Cape Town Art Fair locally produced? LD: We have brought together a variety of local and international guests and speakers, artists and curators to collaborate with our international partners. For the most part the fair is proudly African. AT: Given the exciting prospect of Cape Town Art Fair in collaboration with Zeitz MOCAA, the V&A Waterfront and Chavonnes Battery Museum, what other exciting collaborations with Cape Town’s cultural community would Cape Town Art Fair possibly pursue? LD: There is a talks programme hosted by speakers within the art world. Beyond the Art Avenue itself, The Cape Town Art Fair is also connecting its visitors with participating galleries in Woodstock and the CBD. Cape Town Art Fair also coincides with accompanying attractions: the celebrated Design Indaba, a multidisciplinary festival that champions the creative sectors held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) and the Guild International Design Fair, with its array of limited edition, collectible local designers. Photo: Alix-Rose Cowie / http://10and5.com/
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World-class South African Art Auctions 1 To be auctioned 16 March 2015 by Strauss & Co. Cape Town: Wolf Kibel, “Portrait of the Artist’s Son, Joseph with a Hat”, oil on canvas, 53 by 41cm, R1 500 000 - 2 000 000