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Young Artists 2017

Beth Armstrong, 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist in the category of Visual Art. Photo courtesy of Standard Bank


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CONTENTS Art Times 7 Are you watching closely? Our selection of young artists to keep an eye on 10 2017 Standard Bank Young Artists Announced SA’s newest art heroes 12 Hugo Maritz A short interview 13 Stanislaw Trzebinski’s ‘Ortus’ Another artist to keep an eye on 14 SA Taxi Foundation Art Award Gears Up Round 3 of an interesting & unique initiative 16 The Cassirer Welz Award Winner &… Bag Factory’s Young Female Residency Award Winner 18 Anton Smit’s Spirit of Tshwane Exhibition A public immersion 20 100 Greatest SA Artwork Series One man, one day memorialized

22 District Six 50th Commemoration print exchange Exhibition Feature 24 South African Artists Abroad Exhibitions to visit in body or in spirit Gallery Guide 26 Art Events Calendar & Gallery Listings For your November art excursions 42 Gallery Buzz Recognize anyone? Business Art 12 Auction House News A mixed bag of auction interest 9 Young Artists in Business Adriaan Diedericks & Candice Berman tell their stories 8 A New Curator for Cape Town Art Fair We wait with bated breath for February’s big event 6 An upbeat view of Africa Nushin Elahi Reports on 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair

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This just in Tumelo Mosaka returns to the country after more than a decade, to spearhead Cape Town Art Fair’s rise to prominence on the international art fair scene. Currently working as an independent curator in New York, he has had an illustrious career in the United States, with positions as Associate Curator of Exhibitions at the Brooklyn Museum

and Contemporary Art Curator at the Krannert Art Museum in Champaign, Illinois. He says, “It is an honour to be charged with steering the course of the Cape Town Art Fair. With each year the fair has gained considerable momentum that has generated respect and prestige for the city of

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Are you watching closely? As a prelude to our feature on the 2017 Standard Bank Young Artist Awards, we have selected our own shortlist of relatively young, mid-career artists. We continue to watch them develop, as we have done with interest over the past few years. If anyone has a chance of becoming hot in SA art, it’s these young guns.

‘The glance’

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Anastasia Pather (1987-) - Exhibited at Turbine Art Fair 2013-15, - Semi-Finalist of SA Taxi Foundation Art Award 2015 - Very active on the local exhibition radar - exhibiting next at ECLECTICA Design & Art, 3 November - 19 January 2017 Continue on the next page.

Anastasia Pather, Muscle Memory I, 2016, Gold leaf mixed media on canvas, 170 cm x 100 cm

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< Igshaan Adams (1982-) -

Represented by Blank Projects 2 solo exhibitions in 2015 Exhibited at the New York Armory Show 2016

Surah al-kafiroon I (part one) (detail), woven nylon rope, beads and string, 2016 Image courtesy of Blank Projects and the artist.

David Brits (1987-) > -

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Rhodes Scholarship Finalist 2011 - 3 solo exhibitions in the last 4 years Exhibited in France, Germany and Finland in the last 2 years

Artefact of Perception (installation view), Roof tile paint on terrazza tile, 560x220x460cm, 35 Siemert Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg Image courtesy of the artist

< Chris Denovan (1983-) -

3 solo exhibitions in the last 3 years Exhibited at THAT ART FAIR 2016 Extremely active on the local exhibition radar - exhibiting next at ECLECTICA Design & Art, 3 November - 19 January 2017

Portrait of Darren (detail), oil and enamel on canvas, 120 x 130cm Image courtesy of Blank Projects and the artist

Blessing Ngobeni (1985-) > -

Represented by Gallery MOMO and Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery - Awarded the Reinhold Cassirer Award 2012 Named one of Mail & Guardianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200 Young South Africans for 2013 No King No War (detail), 2015, diptych, 180 x 300cm Image courtesy of Gallery MOMO and the artist

< Nelson Makamo (1982-) -

Represented by Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery and Everard Read Cape Town Charcoal drawing auctioned by Stephan Welz & Co. for R300 000 in March 2016 Work purchased by Georgio Armani and Annie Lennox

The Announcement (detail), 2016, Mixed media on paper, 145 x 200cm Image courtesy of CIRCA London and the artist

Peter Mammes (1986-) > -

3 solo exhibitions in 2016 Exhibited at THAT ART FAIR 2015; Turbine Art Fair 2015, 2016; and KKNK 2016 - Extremely active on the local exhibition radar Humanity (detail), 2016, Paintbrush and ink on drafting film, 30 x 84cm Image courtesy of the artist

< Haroon Gunn-Salie (1989-) -

Exhibited on the SA Pavilion at Venice Biennale and Guggenheim Museum Bilbao, both 2015 Won the first ever SP-Arte/Videobrasil Award 2015 Represented by Goodman Gallery

Kom Oor Die See (installation view), 2014, steel, 24 x 238 cm / 24 x 238cm, Edition of 3 Image courtesy of Goodman Gallery and the artist.

Lady Skollie (1987-) > -

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Represented by Tyburn Gallery in London - 3 solo exhibitions in 2015 Recently named one of Mail & Guardianâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s 200 Young South Africans for 2016 Objectify yourself before they do (detail), 2016, mixed media on Fabriano

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SA’s Newest Art Heroes Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winners for 2017 Six of South Africa’s brightest young creative talents join a pantheon of SA’s creative luminaries as Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners for 2017. These recipients of the country's leading arts award, now in its 36th year, were announced by Standard Bank and the National Arts Festival in Johannesburg. They are Abel Selaocoe (music), Benjamin Jephta (jazz), Beth Diane Armstrong (visual art), Dineo Seshee Bopape (performance art), Monageng “Vice” Motshabi (theatre) and Thandazile Radebe (dance). They join a prestigious group of 150 Young Artist Award winners over a period of 36 years that reads like a Who’s Who of South Africa’s artistic talent and include many of the country’s most famous and accomplished creative achievers such as Sibongile Khumalo, William Kentridge, Pieter Dirk Uys, Mbongeni Ngema, Andrew Buckland and Johnny Clegg. 10

Cellist Abel Selaocoe (24) explores the capacity of the cello across a plethora of genres, from collaborating with beatboxers to giving concerto performances and solo classical recitals. Bassist and composer Benjamin Jephta (24) has already made a name for himself as one of South Africa’s premier jazz double bass and electric bass players. He is involved in various original projects ranging from playing double bass in a free jazz orchestra to synthbass in a pop band. Thirty-one-year-old Beth Diane Armstrong is regarded as a leading sculptress of her generation. For the last number of years she has worked predominantly on monumental artworks made of mild and stainless steel. Multimedia artist Dineo Seshee Bopape (35) uses experimental video montages, sound, found objects, photographs and sculptural installations in her work which has been shown in the US, the Netherlands and the 12th Biennale de Lyon.

Award-winning playwright and director Monageng “Vice” Motshabi (33) has penned Echoes and Book of Rebellations (co-written with Kgafela oa Magogodi), both of which won Naledi Awards. He has directed numerous productions including Mogatapele, The Story I’m About To Tell and Sizwe Banzi is Dead. Thandazile Radebe is one of the country’s leading contemporary choreographers and dancers and uses her body to tell stories. The strong partnership between Standard Bank, which has sponsored the award since 1984, and the National Arts Festival has helped develop South Africa’s cultural treasury that reflects the country’s artistic past as well as serves to inspire new generations of artists, performers and musicians. Says Hazel Chimhandamba, Head of Group Sponsorships at Standard Bank: “Over the years the Standard Bank Young Artist Awards have grown in stature and continue to provide a wonderful platform SA ART TIMES | NOVEMBER 2016


intathakusa before the sun rises

bongumusa (detail) mixed media on paper 1200 x 150

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Lebohang Sithole of drawings on paper

and opportunity for the winning artists to bring their work to a national and international arena. It has created a rich legacy while providing role models for future generations to value, respect and aspire to whilst enriching and expanding the country’s cultural landscape.” National Arts Festival executive producer Ashraf Johaardien adds: “These awards are more than just an annual platform which culminate in the presentation of new work. It is a yearlong process during which key industry players come together specifically to identify and assess the creative output of emerging artists who show potential to make a meaningful contribution to arts and culture throughout their careers. The awards programme then significantly enhances their professional development by providing the necessary resources and space for them to showcase themselves and their work at South

Africa's foremost arts festival. For me it's really about the important work of identifying and cultivating exceptional talent.” Winners from various artistic genres are selected by the National Arts Festival Committee, chaired by Brett Bailey. All decisions regarding winners are made jointly by the committee. The winners receive a cash incentive, and are given support to develop and premiere new works that will be featured on the Main Programme of the 2017 National Arts Festival in Grahamstown, which will run from June 29 to July 9, 2017.

Top image: Standard Bank Young Artist Award winners for 2017 (left to right): Abel Selaocoe, Thandazile Radebe, Beth Diane Armstrong, Monageng “Vice” Motshabi, Dineo Seshee Bopape, and Benjamin Jephta. Image courtesy of Standard Bank

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Hugo Maritz, Turning from Wanting, 90 x 120cm

Hugo Maritz “Inspiration is a myth… inspiration only happens when one pushes oneself with a mixture of intellect, emotion and very hard work. With art, you have to give everything.” Hugo Maritz first exhibited his art at the tender age of 15, and though he never studied art, well-known arts critic and lecturer Nico van Rensburg took him under his wing and taught him about composition and painting. Since these teenage years, Maritz has accomplished 11 solo exhibitions (in 13 years). He has developed an enthusiastic following in South Africa and abroad, with works in private and corporate collections worldwide. What is the focus of your work? In my paintings I focus on figures to explore all the vicissitudes of the human condition. This has always been the focus of my interest, both in my art and my life. I have always held with the belief that an unexamined life isn’t worth living. But to explore your own psyche also means to explore the lives of others. I find it to be an obvious truth that we have more in common than whatever individual differences we might have. So I believe that coming to an understanding of yourself is also to understand the people around you. ‘Know thy self’ as the Greek proverb goes. So my paintings draw from this understanding. Each figure is intended to be ‘everyman’ (or everywoman). This is why a simple 12

figurative work can be so emotive to people. In my work the figure stands alone, inactive. The focus is on the internal world of feelings and thoughts. How has your style developed? I walked a very long road to get to where I am in terms of style. I am self-taught and from the beginning I experimented a lot with different styles and this will probably continue as I go on. Technical mastery is very important to me. I think all accomplished artists would agree with this. Making art is not easy nor do I believe it should be. Finding effective composition in a work can be enormously difficult. After many years of practice you may come to a place where you can finally forget about technique, where the painting can be allowed to just happen. An effortless effort if you will. This is what I strive for but it isn’t easy to achieve. Many renowned artists attempt to circumvent this obstacle by basically repeating the same composition over and over in all their work. They learn one trick that works and stick to it. It is very tempting but ultimately unfulfilling. I really want to see what quality of painter I can become in my lifetime even if it means never being satisfied. This feeling of never being satisfied drives you to try

harder. It means painting and repainting some works many times. That is ok. When you finally have a little breakthrough it is one of the best feelings in the world. You have a solo exhibition at Rossouw Modern Gallery this month. What can visitors expect? The exhibition titled ‘Underneath the surface’ continues this exploration of the hidden worlds of my subjects as stated before. I tried to make the images even more emotive. I love trying to capture the hidden themes that we discover as we live. States of existence that are sometimes dark, sometimes tragic or perhaps just commonplace. Anything that speaks to me. I also tried to make my use of colour more evocative than ever before. I am pleased with the results and eager to hear what people think about the new work. ‘Underneath the surface’ opens 17:30 on the 4th November 2016, and runs until 21st November 2016 at Rossouw Modern SPACE, Harbour Road, Hermanus. www.rossouwmodern.com info@rossouwmodern.com +27 (0)28 313 2222 SA ART TIMES | NOVEMBER 2016


Ortus Stanislaw Trzebinski “The ‘Ortus’ selection of bronzes form a complete story in that all pieces have relevance to one another. I sought to illustrate the beauty of perfect harmony with nature, which is all but lost in modern life. I feel the need for us to take a closer look at our origins, and rekindle our forefathers’ appreciation and respect for the natural world on which we depend for our survival.” - Stanislaw Trzebinski

Art enthusiasts are in for an early festive treat this November as celebrated artist, Stanislaw Trzebinski, releases his new body of work at the Jan Royce Gallery in Cape Town. Part of his ongoing coral series, the new exhibition titled ‘Ortus’, features 18 never before seen bronze sculptures in the 22-piece strong showing. ‘Ortus’, the Latin word for origins or beginnings, aptly evolves and extends Stanislaw’s central theme of modern man’s disassociation with the natural world. Born and raised in Mombasa, Kenya, the multi-talented artist currently resides in Cape Town, South Africa, from where he releases a consistent and powerful stream of work for a rapidly growing clientele of international collectors and art enthusiasts. His unmistakeable talent even cracked the very-hard-to-come-by-nod from iconic Auction House, Christie’s, earlier this year when he was invited to feature a table alongside the world’s best in London in 2017. Stanislaw continues to create and deliver pieces that are hard to ignore due to their complexity and attention to detail. Kees Moonen of the Jan Royce Gallery: “Stas is one of (South) Africa’s most promising young sculptors. His Bronzes incorporating the ‘coral theme’ are both unique and powerful. Real-life observations meet fantasy; the world’s natural beauty intertwined with the Artist’s emotions.” The solo exhibition, running from 03 November 2016 until 07 January 2017, promises to take us on a sculptural journey back to our roots. A journey which, by early indications, may very well prove to be the beginnings of one of the great sculptors of our time. Top & right: The Solemn Truth, 2016, bronze, 88 x 53 x 30 cm, Edition: 1/5 + 1AP

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Left: Newly appointed director for the SA Taxi Foundation and Senior Manager Transformation for SA Taxi, Lishani Letchmiah Right: Taxi covered in Wandile Mashaba’s artwork

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award Gears Up While so many others are gearing down for the year end, the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award is gearing up for the third year of its watershed challenge to practitioners of the visual arts. Entries are now open and creatives, artists, and designers are invited to begin work on their submissions. The closing date for Award entries is 13 February 2017. Semi-finalists will have their work exhibited at Lizamore & Associates gallery in the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award Exhibition and will be included in a catalogue produced to document the project. The main Award is worth an impressive R700 00000 and includes a cash amount of R50 000, while the top 5 finalists will each receive an Award to the value of 660 000-00 including a R10 000 cash prize. The prizes include production of the artists’ designs as decals, each to be carried by 10 taxis on national routes for a period of 6 months – as well as an extensive publicity campaign aimed at creating national awareness of their work to kick-start their professional careers. The SA Taxi Foundation Art Award therefore adds significant momentum for emerging artists trying to build a sustainable career. Won by Tshepo Mosopa in 2015 and Audrey Anderson in 2016, the Award has seen the work of altogether 12 finalists’ work grace 120 taxis that transport hundreds of thousands of South Africans to and from work daily. As a result, the work has been viewed by millions of South Africans, whether as taxi commuters or other road users, causing a buzz wherever it is spotted. Fine Art consultant and industry professional, Taryn Cohn, states that: “The art award provides a great stepping stone for artists as they are tested in a number of ways. For their art career, it means artists are challenged to create in various ways and translate their message to different audiences via different mediums.” In 2016, the project garnered a Business and Art South Africa (BASA) award in the First Time Sponsor category. As the only long term marriage of art, design, and the taxi industry, it is cited as one of the most innovative projects to emerge from the art sector in some time. Newly appointed director for the SA Taxi Foundation and Senior Manager Transformation for SA Taxi, Lishani Letchmiah says: 14

“The SA Taxi Foundation Art Award, which is unique in its combination of fine and graphic art, will continue to be the Foundation’s single biggest individual project, looking to further important goals of diversity, multiculturalism, and the empowerment of small business.” She adds that, “[i]nherently, the SA Taxi Group’s day to day activities are transformative. Our business objective is to develop small businesses by providing vehicle finance and revenue-generating services to minibus taxi operators and metered taxi ownerdrivers. Our operations therefore enrich the whole of South African society by enabling our customers, who are the transport lifeblood of society, to become sustainable. And then, through the SA Taxi Foundation, we extend our transformation vigor into specific projects designed to empower the communities within which our customers operate.As part of that community focus, the Art Award uniquely responds to the cross-disciplinary way in which the contemporary creative industry operates and reinforces our own guiding principle of innovation.” Entering the Art Award is a two-step process. Firstly, artists are required to create an original artwork in any medium based on the brief given in the entry form. Secondly they are required to design a decal for a taxi interpreting the ideas and concepts of their original artwork. These taxi decals should be an extension of the artwork and use either visual elements or interpret the concept of the original work to translate it into a successful taxi decal. Creatives should also consider all of the safety regulations, visual restraints, and cultural sensitivities that can come into play once an artwork moves around a city as a three dimensional object. While the judges are looking for excellence in the artwork as well as the design work, they will emphasise the way an artist makes the transition from one format to the other. Lastly, Teresa Lizamore, the Director of Lizamore & Associates Gallery (project managing the Award) adds that: “Winners of the award have gone on to grow in recognition in their solo careers. We have just hosted a solo exhibition of 2015 winner, Tshepo Mosopa, and 2016 winner, Audrey Anderson, has successfully

participated in a number of industry projects, exhibitions, and competitions. Many of the artists go on to be accepted and supported by the contemporary fine art industry which is a great pat on the back for the SA Taxi Foundation and shows the industry’s support for this unique art award.” Entry forms, entry requirements, and decal templates can all be downloaded on the SA Taxi Foundation Art Award website, www.sataxiartaward. co.za Creatives must email their entries online, to info@ sataxiartaward.co.za. For more information contact the art award project managers, Lizamore & Associates Gallery at 011 880 8802 or tammy@lizamore.co.za.

Top to bottom: Taxi covered in Steven Bosch’s artwork Previous finalists and winners Taxi covered in Audrey Anderson’s artwork

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Nomphumelelo Ngoma Cassirer Welz Award Winner for 2016

Nomphumelelo Ngoma at the award ceremony, with examples of her work.

The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in partnership with Strauss & Co, the Everard Read Gallery are excited to announce the 2016 Cassirer Welz Award Winner, Nomphumelelo Ngoma. Ngoma was born in 1984 in Soweto and still resides there. She studied Visual Art at the South Western College in Soweto and finished an N4 course in 2005. In 2008 she graduated with a certificate in professional printmaking from Artist Proof Studio where she was awarded a bursary by Linda Givon to further her studies. She graduated with a BTech in Visual Art from the University of Johannesburg in 2013. She currently works as an independent artist. As the winner of the Cassirer Welz Award, Ngoma

will receive a residency at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in Johannesburg and the opportunity to exhibit the new work created during this period at the Everard Read Gallery on Thursday 4 February as part of First Thursdays. During’s 11-week residency at the Bag Factory she will receive mentorship from the previous award winners and the other established artists based at the studio. The residency also provides the opportunity to meet and network with artists, gallerists, curators and media ultimately growing the winner’s professional practice. The Cassirer Welz Award has famously been a launching pad for artists such as Blessing Ngobeni, Tshepo Mosopa, Ayanda Kupa, Thato Nhlapo and Keneilwe Mokoena. Ngoma is the 6th winner of the

prestigious award and we expect her career to go from strength to strength. Her work focuses on the identity of a woman within African traditional marriages, and how her journey transitions from her own personal identity to a completely new and performed identity. In her work she makes use of feminine traditional elements such as head wraps, blankets and veils masquerading them as a way of translating this performed identity. She allows these elements to give the illusion of a figure or a portrait thus putting focus on the external performed identity, given by the posture and gestures of the figure. The posture or gestures of the unseen figure plays on the concept of how a woman is expected to carry herself in front of her elders.

Enter Sheekha Kalan The Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in partnership with Benon Lutaaya and Lizamore & Associates present, the Young Female Residency Award winner Sheekha Kalan Kalan is the first recipient of the Young Female Residency Award, founded and sponsored by artist Benon Lutaaya. According to the latest industry research commissioned by the Department of Arts and Culture conducted by Wits University, Thompson Research Services, the Human Sciences Resources council amoung others, 12% of practicing artists in South Africa are women. This Award identifies a promising young female artists who is awarded a 6 month residency at the Bag Factory, followed by an exhibition of new works at Lizamore and Associates Gallery in Rosebank, Johannesburg. The award provides a fully funded studio space in this iconic artist community, mentorship and a materials budget. The annual award aims to provide a competitive platform and encourage more young female artists to actively engage in full time practice with a focus on both experimentation and production. Kalan’s residency culminates in a body of work that displays the integration of the material and abstract through washes of colour and hand-stitching. In essence, the works depict the process of 'drawing out' from the invisible into the visible, personally awakening a stronger perception of the life force that can be termed the ātmān. The exhibition opens at Lizamore & Associates on 26 November 2016. For more info contact; suen@lizamore.co.za or aysha@bagfactoryart.org.za. Left: Artworks from Sheekha Kalan’s previous solo exhibition, Ātmān (2015)

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Spirit of Tshwane Oversized, figurative sculptures by Anton Smit have taken over the inside and outside of Menlyn Maine Mall, Pretoria. The solo exhibition, called Spirit of Tshwane, was opened this past September by Henk Boogertmann (from Boogertman & Partners Architects). Of the thirty-three pieces on display, the main focus of the exhibition is Smit’s sculpture of the same name, a permanent fixture originally commissioned by the mall as a Cool Capital initiative. The artwork is a hybrid of African, European and Asian faces brought together to form a new symbolic ethos, a new multiracial identity. Born from diversity, the piece playfully represent the new face of the City of Tshwane, and brings a lightness to the urban landscape. Some of Smit’s older, iconic artworks are included in the exhibition, alongside a new series, called the Stream of Consciousness. Poetically- and spiritually-minded, the artist elaborates on the latter saying that it “investigates the landscape of the soul. Having a fleeting glimpse of eternity, it leaves you breathless, weightless – as we sink into the abyss of the self. The dimness of our reflection in the mirror of the universe leaves us gasping for immortality.” Smit hopes that by positioning his art in the public space it will bring a new experience to the residents, retailers and art enthusiasts of the area. By allowing his art to become an incidental part of their lives, Smit provides the opportunity for the public to engage with his creative spirit. He hopes that this will inspire others to introduce similar ventures and continue the artistic exchange. Smit’s exhibition will continue to activate Menlyn Maine Mall until September 2017, after which time other artists will be encouraged to enrich the precinct with their work. By introducing art in different forms to the space, creative minds will motivate, enrich and enlighten the people of Tshwane - to elevate their spirits, echoing the enthusiasm displayed by the developers who aim to turn Menlyn Maine into South Africa's first green, mixed-use city precinct. Left: Anton Smit’s Faith sculpture (3 metres tall) Bottom: Original sketch for the Spirit of Tshwane sculpture

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Release (2012) Marco Cianfanelli, with Jeremy Rose In 1962, on 5 August, an otherwise ordinary piece of road along the R103, approximately 3km outside of Howick, KwaZulu-Natal, suddenly took on profound consequence. Armed apartheid police flagged down a car in which Nelson Mandela was pretending to be the chauffeur. Having succeeded in evading capture by apartheid operatives for 17 months, Mandela had just paid a clandestine visit to ANC President Chief Albert Luthuli’s Groutville home to report back on his African odyssey, and to request support in calling for an armed struggle. It was in this dramatic way, at this unassuming spot, that Nelson Mandela was finally captured, and proceeded to disappear from public view for the following 27 years. Marking the 50-year anniversary of what began Nelson Mandela’s ‘long walk to freedom’ – and the piece of land that, quite randomly, irrevocably altered the history of South Africa – is a quietly powerful new sculpture, set into the environment of this silently potent space. Made possible by the Department of Co-operative Government and Traditional Affairs (COGTA) the uMngeni Municipality, the Apartheid Museum and the KwaZulu Natal Heritage Council

(AMAFA) in association with the Nelson Mandela Centre of Memory, this historic memorial site was inaugurated and unveiled on the 4th of August 2012 by President Jacob Zuma. The sculpture, by artist Marco Cianfanelli, significantly comprises 50 steel column constructions – each between 6.5 and 9.5 metres tall – set into the Midlands landscape. The approach to the site, which has been designed by Jeremy Rose of Mashabane Rose Architects, leads one down a path towards the sculpture where, at a distance of 35 meters, a portrait of Nelson Mandela, looking west, comes into focus, the 50 linear vertical units lining up to create the illusion of a flat image. Cianfanelli’s perceptive rendering of this meditative image of the international icon – a portrait achieved from interpreting composites of several portraits of Mandela sourced off the Internet, and a film grab – is appropriately monumental, yet fittingly transient and delicate. From its main focal point, the sculpture reads as a familiar photographic image, structurally suggestive of his incarceration, while from a side view, the design and arrangement of the columns create a

sense or moment of fracture and release. Cianfanelli comments on the deliberate structural paradox, that, “this represents the momentum gained in the struggle through the symbolic of Mandela’s capture. The 50 columns represent the 50 years since his capture, but they also suggest the idea of many making the whole; of solidarity. It points to an irony as the political act of Mandela’s incarceration cemented his status as an icon of struggle, which helped ferment the groundswell of resistance, solidarity and uprising, bringing about political change and democracy”. The sculpture, which eloquently both impacts and becomes part of the surrounding landscape, visually shifts throughout the day, with the sculpture itself being affected by the changing light and atmosphere behind and around it. – Text from Marco Cianfanelli’s official website, edited by Lyn Holm

Header: Marco Cianfanelli (with Jeremy Rose), Release, 2012, Painted laser-cut mild steel & steel tube construction - to be rusted, Width: 5.19m, Height: 9.48 m, Length: 20.8 m Bottom, left to right: Side view, Marco Cianfanelli, Jeremy Rose

Details of the sculpture and the memorial site: Artist: Marco Cianfanelli | Architect/artistic collaborator: Jeremy Rose of Mashabane Rose Architects | Project and Site Development: Christopher Till, Director, Apartheid Museum | Project Concept and Commissioning Agent: Culture Mechanics | Project Manager: Brendan Copestake | Structural Engineer: John Duncan | Civil Engineer: Geoff Boutell | Steel Fabricator: Jurie van der Westhuizen | Earthworks Contractor: Jaya Naidoo | Consulting Fabricator: Argoweld | Justdigit Landscaping: Natasha Strong

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Article Source: Powerful New National Monument Marks Nelson Mandela’s Capture Site in Natal Midlands. 2012. Marco Cianfanelli (Online). Available http://marcocianfanelli.com/index1c.html [2016, October 13]. SA ART TIMES | NOVEMBER 2016


District Six 50th Commemoration Print Exchange Remembering 60 000 Forced Goodbyes

Homecoming Centre 8 November – 14 December 2016 On 11 February of this year, Cape Town marked fifty years since District Six was declared a White Group Area under apartheid, in 1966. To commemorate the fiftieth anniversary of this event, 50 artists were invited to collaborate on the compilation of a print exchange portfolio with District Six as theme. This portfolio of 50 prints will be officially unveiled in an exhibition at the District Six Homecoming Centre on 8 November at 18:30. Initiated and co-ordinated by Peneria George of the department of Graphic Design at the Peninsula University of Technology, the District Six 50th Commemoration Print Exchange brought together the creative talents of local and international printmakers. One of these portfolios will become part of the District Six Museum collection and is symbolic of the many artists commitment to healing and the promotion of social cohesion Generous support for this project was provided by the Sanlam Foundation, Business Arts South Africa, the Peninsula University of Technology and the District Six Homecoming Centre. In addition Jonathan Comerford of Hard Ground Printmakers sponsored the use of his press and his technical knowhow, by the temporary installation of printing studio in the Homecoming Centre. George Wentzel offered his expertise in constructing the portfolio boxes and Wizards supported the printing of the accompanying catalogue. The District Six Homecoming Centre will be showcasing the portfolio from 9 – 14 December 2016. In addition to viewing the prints the public are invited to attend a guided tour of the exhibition on 4 December 2016 at 12:00 The District Six Homecoming Centre is located at 15A Buitenkant Street, Cape Town. Opening Hours: Monday – Saturday 09:00 – 16:00 (open on Sundays for groups by appointment only). For more information, call Zahre Hendricks at reception at Tel: 021 466 7200 fax: 021 466 7210 or email: info@districtsix.co.za website: www.districtsix.co.za

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HOME TRUTHS Domestic Interiors in South African Collections Curated by Emeritus Professor Michael Godby

Sanlam Art Gallery Sanlam, 2 Strand Road, Bellville Tel: 021 947 3359 / 083 457 2699 Email: sanlamart@sanlam.co.za

16 November 2016 – 3 February 2017 Monday – Friday: 09:00 – 16:30

Freida Lock (1902 - 1962), Interior, oil on board, Sanlam Art Collection

Ashley Walters Uitsig Sanlam Art Lounge 11 Alice Lane, Sandton Tel: 083 457 2699 / 011 778 6210 Email: sanlamart@sanlam.co.za

Until 14 December 2016 Monday – Friday: 12:00 – 16:30 Saturday 10:00 – 13:00 Sunday & Public Holidays: Closed

Ashley Walters (1983 -), Pink Panther, Lantana Road, Uitsig, 2013. Artist’s Collection


South African Artists Abroad ACHIEVEMENTS: Blessing M Ngobeni has been featured in Phaidon’s latest book, Vitamin P3. Released late last month, the third publication in the Vitamin P series provides an international overview of the state of painting and focuses on how artists are challenging the boundaries of paint as a medium.

EXHIBITIONS: Athi-Patra Ruga will perform a collaborative piece titled Over the Rainbow at the 2016 Performa Gala in New York. Beloved Country will feature a special tribute to the power of the visual arts and performance in South Africa in honour of renowned curator Okwui Enwezor on the 1st of November 2016. Marlene Steyn is currently presenting her solo exhibition, You Can’t Cry When Your Head Is Underwater, at Lychee One Gallery in London (until 12 November 2016). Goodman Gallery and STEVENSON will represent both David Koloane and Zanele Muholi at ART X LAGOS, on Victoria Island, from 4 to 8 November 2016. Zanele Muholi is currently exhibiting 10 photographs from her Faces and Phases series at the North Carolina Museum of Art (until 8 January 2017). She is also undergoing a residency at Cassilhaus, also in North Carolina. Cincinnati’s FotoFocus Biennial 2016, themed Photography, the Undocument, features eight curated exhibitions, among them Zanele Muholi’s Personae and Robin Rhode’s Three Films, both showing at the National Underground Railroad Freedom Center until 23 January 2017. Simon Gush and Lebohang Kganye are currently exhibiting alongside Délio Jasse, Dawit L Petros and Zina Saro-Wiwa at the Walther Collection’s Project Space in New York (until 17 December 2016). Recent Histories: New Photography from Africa is the Walther Collection’s third exhibition on contemporary photography and video art from Africa and the Diaspora. CIRCA London is currently hosting Nigel Mullins’ 21st Century Talismans exhibition and Caryn Scrimgeour’s Postcards from Chinatown (both until 11 November 2016). Deborah Bell’s Dreams of Immortality: Blood and Gold will follow from 18 November to 23 December 2016. Top to bottom: The cover of Phaidon’s Vitamin P3 Nigel Mulllins, Talisman, oil on superwood and frame, 93 x 67 cm Image courtesy of the artist and CIRCA London

Marlene Steyn, Touch Wood And Let The Wood Touch You Too, 2016, oil on canvas, 200 x 179.5 cm Image courtesy of the artist and Lychee One Gallery

Caryn Scrimgeour, Scattered, 2016, oil on canvas, 40 x 70 cm Image courtesy of the artist and CIRCA London


David Brits, Artefact of Perception (installation view), Roof tile paint on terrazza tile, 560x220x460cm, 35 Siemert Street, Maboneng Precinct, Johannesburg. Photo by Jake Michael Singer.

GALLERY GUIDE www.arttimes.co.za/gallery-guide


Tuesday 01 November

Agapanthus (CT) Recent Ceramic works www.facebook.com/ Agapanthus-1685648945005941 until 30/11/2016

Eatwell Gallery (CT) Open Studio www.eatwellgallery.com until 30/11/2016

Makiwa Gallery (Umhlanga) Makiwa Gallery Umhlanga Rocks Fine Art www.makiwagalleries.com/artists-umhlangagallery until 30/11/2016

Makiwa Gallery 1 - Place Vendome (Franschhoek) Art in the Wild by Makiwa Mutomba www.makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek until 30/11/2016

Makiwa Gallery 2 – Pick ‘n Pay Daily (Franschhoek)

Ndiza Gallery (Gordon’s Bay)

Art in the Wild by Makiwa Mutomba

DRONE - Arlene Amaler Raviv

www.makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek until 30/11/2016

www.ndizagallery.com

Rossouw Modern (Hermanus)

Thursday 03 November

New Releases www.rossouwmodern.com until 30/11/2016

Abalone Gallery (Hermanus):

EBONY/Curated (CT):

Perspectives

What's the Matter

South Facing

www.abalonegallery.co.za

www.ebonycurated.com

www.eclecticadesignandart.co.za

until 30/11/2016

until 23/12/2016

until 19/01/2017

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Gallery 2 (CT) Story Time www.gallery2.co.za until 23/12/2016

Friday 04 November

The Cape Gallery (CT) Impressions, a collection of print works www.capegallery.co.za until 19/11/2016

Rossouw Modern (Hermanus) Hugo Maritz - Underneath the Surface www.rossouwmodern.com until 21/11/2016

Rossouw Modern (Hermanus)

Saturday 05 November

Hugo Maritz - Underneath the Surface www.rossouwmodern.com until 21/11/2016

Johans Borman Fine Art (CT) The Glance www.johansborman.co.za until 03 December

Sunday 06 November

Association of Arts Pretoria (PTA) Ceramic Sculpture exhibition www.artsassociationpta.co.za until 23/11/2016

Cavalli Gallery (Somerset West) The 8th Square www.cavalliestate.com until 04/12/2016

IS Art (Franschhoek) IS Sculpture at Tokara Delicatessen www.facebook.com/Is-ArtFranschhoek-147031572033399 until 31/01/2017

Tuesday 08 November

Ann Bryant Art Gallery (East London) Walter Sisulu University B-Tech degree www.annbryant.co.za until 17/11/2016

Rust-en-Vrede Gallery (CT) Art Exchange: Mexico - Group Show www.rust-en-vrede.com until 08/12/2016

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Friday 11 November

Association of Arts Pretoria (PTA) Kobus Walker â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Collaboration www.artsassociationpta.co.za until 30/11/2016

Saturday 12 November

Alice Art Gallery (JHB) Petro Neal / Susan Greyling www.aliceart.co.za until 13/11/2016

Artspace Durban (KZN) Sky, Sea and City www.artspace-durban.com until 24/11/2016

The White River Gallery (Mpumalanga) The Amaryllidaceae of Southern Africa www.whiterivergallery.co.za

Sunday 13 November

until 21/11/2016

Tuesday 15 November

IS Art (Franschhoek) An Exhibition by Ingrid Bolton titled - ' Lines of Demarcation' www.facebook.com/Is-ArtFranschhoek-147031572033399 until 15/12/2016

The Boutique Gallery (Franschhoek) Mooi www.theboutiquegallery.co.za

Thursday 17 November

In Toto Gallery (JHB) Mapping Spaces www.intotogallery.co.za until 12/12/2016

Friday 18 November

Association of Arts Pretoria (PTA): Jewellery and Wood www.artsassociationpta.co.za until 15/12/2016

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Saturday 19 November

Alice Art Gallery (JHB) Christelle Pretorius www.aliceart.co.za until 20/11/2016

Artspace Durban (KZN) Faces of Durban www.artspace-durban.com until 01/12/2016

Sunday 20 November

The Cape Gallery (CT) Stratagems www.capegallery.co.za until 10/12/2016

Tuesday 22 November

Stellenbosch Art Gallery (Stellenbosch) Stellenbosch Art Gallery presents the Summer Gala Exhibition www.stellenboschartgallery.co.za until 31/12/2016

Thursday 24 November

Ann Bryant Art Gallery (East London) East London Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition

Friday 25 November

www.annbryant.co.za until 10/12/2016

Touch of Genius Gallery (JHB) Summer Runway Art Exhibition www.togg.co.za until 26/11/2016

Monday 26 November

Alice Art Gallery (JHB)

Leonardo da Vinci Gallery (CT)

Art in the Garden

Polka dots

www.aliceart.co.za until 27/11/2016

www.davincigallery.co.za until 26/01/2017

Moor Gallery (Franschhoek) Vernissage www.moorgalleryfranschhoek.co.za until 02/01/2017

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Eastern Cape Alexandria

Nelson Mandela Metropolitan Art Museum Beauty is all around us, Looking at how artists draw inspiration from nature this exhibition of works from the Art Museum’s permanent collection will display artwork that celebrates our natural heritage, 10/10/2016 till 24/11/2016, The Vibrant City, See the city through the eyes of artists; this exhibition will contain artworks from the Art Museum’s permanent collection that depict Nelson Mandela Bay, 12/09/2016 till 22/01/2017, Park Drive Central, T. 041 5062000, artmuseum@ mandelametro.gov.za, www.artmuseum.co.za

Free State Bloemfontein Oliewenhuis Art Museum Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition, The Phatshoane Henney New Breed Art Competition aims to celebrate a new breed of artist and showcase exceptional contemporary Free State art. The winning artworks and a selection of entries will be on show, 20/10/2016 till 27/11/2016, Waverley, T. 051 0110525 ext 611, karen.marais@nasmus. co.za, www.facebook.com/OliewenhuisArtMuseum

East London Ann Bryant Art Gallery Walter Sisulu University B-Tech degree, Students studying Fine Art at Walter Sisulu University Fine Art Department East London Campus Cambridge Street, 08/11/2016 till 17/11/2016, East London Fine Art Society Annual Exhibition, Entries are invited from artists. A maximum of six artworks per artist are allowed and there is no restrictions on the theme or media. Entries must be submitted on or before 21/11/2016, 24/11/2016 till 10/12/2016, Southernwood, T. 043 7224044, annbryant@ intekom.co.za, www.annbryant.co.za

Gallery on Leviseur Opening times are Monday – Thursday 8am to 5pm; Friday - Saturday 8am to 10pm; Sunday 8am to 2pm, 59 Genl. Dan Pienaar Avenue, Westdene, Bloemfontein 9301, C. 082 8352335, admin@galleryonleviseur.co.za, www. galleryonleviseur.co.za

Clarens Art and Wine Gallery, Clarens Art & Wine Gallery, We offer Art & Wine lovers the best opportunity in the Free State to experience the widest range of top quality wine and unique artwork by various established artists at the best prices!, Clarens, T. 058 2561298, anton@artandwine.co.za, www. artandwine.co.za Richard Rennie Art Gallery Watercolour or Oil Landscapes, Richard Rennie Gallery in Clarens has the largest selection of Richard Rennie Watercolour landscapes and Oil Landscapes in many styles from Real through Modern to Abstract, 275 Main St, Clarens, johan@lindley.co.za, richardrenniegallery. webs.com

Gauteng Image: Anton Smit, Sculpture

Johannesburg

Vincent Art Gallery The home of Contemporary Fine Art and the Masters. We also offer professional framing, décor, ceramics, pewter, semi-precious stones and silver jewellery. 8 Dawson Rd, Selborne, East London, 5201 Tel: 043 7221471 Cell: 083 700 4711 vinceart@lantic.net www.vincentartgallary.co.za

Absa Art Gallery The Bag Factory auction (25: An Auction), In celebration of its 25th anniversary, the Bag Factory is hosting a number of events.The exhibition, Foundations and Futures will kick off the festivities on 28 October, with an important public auction entitled, 25: A Contemporary, 10 - 17 November, T. 011 3503003, paulbay@absa.co.za

Port Elizabeth

Alice Art Gallery Monique van Wyk, 05/10/2016 till 06/11/2016, Petro Neal / Susan Greyling, 12/11/2016 till 13/11/2016, Christelle Pretorius, 19/11/2016 till 20/11/2016, Art in the Garden, 26/11/2016 till 27/11/2016, Roodepoort, T. 011 9581392, info@aliceart.co.za, www.aliceart.co.za

ArtEC - EPSAC Community Art Centre artEC is a non profit organisation and Community Art Centre, set up for the advancement of the Visual Arts and Art Craftsmanship. Working to uplift the arts in the Eastern Cape, South Africa, helping artists and encouraging a public interest in the arts, T. 041 5853641, gallery@artecpe.co.za, www.facebook. com/ArtECPE/

Artist Proof Studio One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, accommodating up to 50 students per year. Hosting, publishing and collaborative projects with many artists and organisations each year, Newtown, T. 011 4921278, admin@artistproofstudio.co.za, www. artistproofstudio.co.za/home-3

Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery Wilfred Minatchy, Solo Exhibition, 28/10/2016 till 10/11/2016, Bryanston, T. 011 4638524, info@ candiceberman.co.za, www.candiceberman gallery.com/ Cherie de Villiers Gallery Dealers in fine paintings and sculptures by leading South African artists, Sandton, T. 011 3255395, cheart@ global.co.za, www.gallery.co.za/ CIRCA on Jellicoe 2 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www. circaonjellicoe.co.za Crouse Art Gallery We at Crouse Art deal exclusively in original South African Art, specifically in investment art. We offer works from a variety of artists, Errol Boyley, Anton Benzon, Hennie Niemann, Chris Tugwell, Andre de Beer and many more, Florida, T. 011 6723821, suzette.crouse@telkomsa.net, www.facebook. com/crouse.art/timeline Everard Read 6 Jellicoe Avenue Rosebank, T. 011 7884805, grace@everard.co.za, www. everard-read.co.za Fifth Avenue Fine Art Fine Art Auctioneer, 404 Jan Smuts Avenue, Craighall Park, T. 011 7812040, stuart@5thaveauctions.co.za, www.5thaveauctions.co.za Gallery 2 Story Time, Audrey Anderson, Maria Lebedeva, Abe Mathabe, Kevin Collins, Themba Khumalo amongst others, 03/11/2016 till 23/12/2016, Parkwood, T. 011 4470155/98, info@gallery2.co.za, www.gallery2.co.za Gallery MOMO Since We Last Met, Solo exhibition by Joël Mpah Dooh, 13/10/2016 till 28/11/2016, T. 011 3273247, juan@ gallerymomo.com Goodman Gallery Sam Nhlengethwa, 15/10/2016 till 09/11/2016, Parkview, T. 011 7881113, matthew@goodman-gallery.com, www.goodman-gallery.com Graham's Fine Art Gallery Songs and Colours, Dutch artist, Frank Van Hemert seeks to connect the world through natural elements, using universally recognizable symbols that immediately evoke emotion, and in a body of 24 works created specifically for this exhibition, van Hemert uses sunflowers as a metaphor for hope and anticipation, 20/10/2016 till 15/12/2016, Bryanston, T. 011 4637869, graham@ grahamsgallery.co.za, www.grahamsgallery.co.za In Toto Gallery Mapping Spaces, Sue Martin, 17/11/2016 till 12/12/2016, Birdhaven, T. 011 447 6543, megan@intotogallery.co.za, www. intotogallery.co.za Johannesburg Art Gallery Bleek, Ongoing, Free From My Happiness, Sibusiso Bheka, Tshepiso Mazibuko & Lindokuhle Sobekwa, Ongoing, Joubert Park, T. 011 7253130, TinyM@joburg. org.za, www.facebook.com/FriendsofJAG Julie Miller Institute Karen Abedian & Audrey Rudnick, Karin Abedian: My Africa Series - a feast of ceramic artware 27 October (6pm-8pm) to 22 November Nature is Karen's inspiration as reflected in this body of work. Audrey Rudnick: Some sail the high seas 24 November (6pm-8pm) to 10 January Audrey is a world renowned Surrealist Painter and Sculptor, 27/10/2016 till 24/11/2016, Mall of Africa, T. 011 5172526, julie@juliemiller.gallery, www.juliemiller.gallery Lizamore & Associates Gallery 1 is the magic number, Zolile Phetshane and Worlds apart by Gregg Price, 27/10/2016 till 19/24/2016, T. 011 8808802, suen@lizamore.co.za, www.lizamore. co.za

Melville Art Project "2", The inspiration for this exhibition is found in the core symbolic meaning of the number “2”. In principle it signifies the inherent dualism which lies at the very core of man’s existence, 28/10/2016 till 18/11/2016, Melville, T. 011 7263638, mapcontemporary@ gmail.com, www.mapcontemporary.co.za outoftheCUBE New collaborative project on outoftheCUBE … a fascinating insight into intaglio printmaking processes - diverse imagery by a selection of artists, all technical facilitation by master printmaker Tim Foulds on www. outofthecube.co.za > collaborations > Tim’s Print Studio, C. 083 2601096, info@outofthecube. co.za, www.outofthecube.co.za Sanlam Art Lounge Uitsig: Ashley Walters, Walters presents a photographic investigation of the people and structures that make up Uitsiga small suburb on the Cape Flats. Sanlam Art Lounge, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, Mon - Fri 12:00 - 16:30, Saturdays 10:00 - 13:00, 14/09/2016 till 14/12/2016, 6th Floor, 11 Alice Lane, Sandton, T. 011 7786210, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam.co.za, www.sanlam.co.za SMAC Art Gallery New Paintings by Simon Stone, This exhibition sees Simon Stone returning to his lyrical juxtapositioning of landand cityscapes, figures, still lives and interiors, floating objects and intriguing abstract elements, 22/10/2016 till 26/11/2016, Johannesburg, info@smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com Springs Art Gallery 2016-2017 exhibition programme, The Springs Art is the only Civic Gallery in the whole of Ekurhuleni. Artists can book the gallery space for a limited period and cover minimal costs of running the exhibition. SAG is now accepting proposals for exhibitions to fill the 2016-2017 exhibition programme, The duration of November, Springs CBD, T. 011 999 8726/7, Thabo.Sekoaila@ ekurhuleni.gov.za, www.artmap.co.za/568/ springs+art+gallery/ Stevenson Portia Zvavahera, 20/10/2016 till 23/12/2016, Braamfontein, T 011 4031055/1908, jhb@stevenson.info, www. stevenson.info Standard Bank Art Gallery Air: Inspiration – Expiration, Exhibiting artists include Penny Siopis, Robyn Penn, Jackson Hlungwane, Gerhard Marx, Karel Nel, Tito Zungu, Lyn Smuts, Nina Liebenberg, Samson Mudzunga, Walter Oltmann, Lyndi Sales, Sandile Zulu, Mary Wafer, Madeline Groenewald and Christine Cronjé, 08/10/2016 till 03/12/2016, Johannesburg, T. 011 6314467, w w w. s t a n d a r d b a n k .c o. z a /s t a n d a r d b a n k / About-Us/Sponsorships/Gallery Swelco Studio A revolving exhibition of paintings, prints, sculpture and photography featuring a range of artists such as Ndabuko Ntuli, Patrick de Mervelec, Daniel Novela and Allen Hallett, amongst others. Shop L38, Nelson Mandela Square, Sandton, T. 011 0266586, Bruce.Ehlers@stephanwelzandco.co.za, www. stephanwelzandco.co.za Touch of Genius Gallery Summer Runway Art Exhibition, Summer Runway Art Exhibition is a collective exhibition by emerging young artists, signifying a new start for them as they strive to make a name for themselves in the afro-centric art scene. The collective comprises of Althea Nzima, Mummy Khumalo, Tshidiso Msikinya, and Alka Malindisa, 25 - 26 November 2016, Randburg, T. 011 056 9087, gallery@togg.co.za, www.togg.co.za

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

UJ Art Gallery Othering and Resistance: A Visual Interpretation, This exhibition addresses the dichotomous relationships between the other and the normative, the way contemporary modes in the visual arts depict and contest otherness and the significance of resistance and activism, 21/09/2016 till 12/10/2016, APK Campus, Auckland Park, T. 011 5592099, jag@joburg.org. za, www.uj.ac.za/faculties/fada/UJ-Arts -andCulture/UJ-Art-Gallery Yiull Damaso Artist Studio Yiull Damaso Artist Studio is a working artist studio where one can view both Yiull’s latest pieces and a curated selection of other artist works. Situated : 56 Buckingham Ave, Crn Rothsay, Craighall Park (behind Corner Café), Open Monday - Saturday, Craighall Park, C.0 83 2340870, yiulldamaso@ gmail.com, http://www.yiull.com Pretoria Association of Arts Pretoria Ceramic Sculpture exhibition, 06/11/2016 till 23/11/2016, Kobus Walker - Collaboration, 11/11/2016 till 30/11/2016, Jewellery and Wood, 18/11/2016 till 15/12/2016, Nieuw Muckleneuk, T. 012 3463100, artspta@mweb.co.za, www. artsassociationpta.co.za Centurion Art Gallery Blem School of Creative Art, The above school has held an annual student art exhibition for the last 40 years (with the exception of 2007). The exhibition affords each student the opportunity to exhibit in a proper gallery and display his or her work to the general public, 18/10/2016 till 12/11/2016, Lyttelton Manor, T. 012 3583477, artg@tshwane.gov.za, www.tshwane.gov.za/sites/tourism/Arts-Cultureand-Heritage/Pages/Centurion-Art-Gallery.aspx Chris Tugwell Art Gallery The Chris Tugwell Galleries, in existence for over fifty years, showcase work from some of South Africa’s most exciting and talented artists. This includes paintings, ceramics, glass and limited edition bronzes and sculptures by well-known South African masters, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 346 0925, info@christugwell.co.za, www. christugwell.co.za Pretoria Art Museum Glass as Conveyor of Image, The artists Diane Victor, Liesl Roos, Berco Wilsenach, Retief van Wyk and Iaan Bekker take glass as a medium to levels that force us to look at it and see what it can absorb, project and convey, 22/09/2016 till 20/11/2016, Corobrik Collection of Ceramic Art, This Collection represents the history of ceramic art, craft and sculpture from all parts of the country and is enhanced by regular acquisitions of notable pieces by ceramists who continue the long tradition of working in clay, 23/10/2016 till 05/02/2017, Arcadia, Pretoria, T.012 3586750, art.museum@tshwane.gov.za, www.pretoriaartmuseum.co.za St. Lorient Fashion & Art Gallery Seasons Enamelled, Solo exhibition by Sarita Rheder-Rosa. Opening: Saturday 29/10/2016 (Closing date: 30/11/2016) Time: 14h30 till late, 24/07/2016 till 29/10/2016, Brooklyn, Pretoria, T. 012 4600284, stlorient@iafrica.com, www.stlorient.co.za UNISA Art Gallery UNISA Permanant Art Collection, The UNISA Art Gallery aims to provide quality, innovative, relevant and socially engaged visual art experience within the education and research context, New Muckleneuk, Pretoria, T. 012 4415683, mkhonbw@unisa.ac.za, www. facebook.com/groups/222848047188

KZ Natal

Umhlanga

Imbizo Gallery Reflections & Shadows, Exquisite new works in oil paint and ceramic by Jeannie Kinsler and Louise Jennings will be on exhibition at Imbizo Gallery in the Lifestyle Center in Ballito, KZN, Ongoing, Ballito, T. 032 9461937, info@ imbizogallery.co.za, www.imbizogallery.com

Imbizo Gallery Imbizo 'Pearls' Grand Opening Umhlanga, Isabel Roos's latest project is a beautiful new Gallery space at Pearl Walk – Umhlanga’s first high-end, boutique shopping Mall. This exhibition opens with a bang on the 27th October. Artists exhibiting: bronze sculptor Marke Meyer and painters Sarah Danes Jarrett, Natasha Barnes and Nico Roos, 27/10/2016 till 30/11/2016, Pearl Walk, Umhlanga, T. 032 9461937, info@ imbizogallery.co.za, www.imbizogallery.com

Durban

Umhlanga Rocks

Artspace Durban Markings, Latex digital prints by Rowan Phillips, 22/10/2016 till 10/11/2016, Sky, Sea and City, Paintings by Megan Bonnetard, 12/11/2016 till 24/11/2016, , Faces of Durban, Portrait paintings by Janine Jollands, 19/11/2016 till 01/12/2016, Kwa Zulu-Natal, T. 031 3120793, info@artspace-durban.com, www.artspace-durban. com Durban Art Gallery KwaZulu-Natal Collections – an exhibition of works from the permanent collection of the KZN Museum Services, Various artists and art institutions of KwaZulu-Natal, From Codesa to present, Various artists who participated in the Art Gallery's exhibition based workshops at INK Creative Center, T. 031 3112264, Thulani. Makhaye@durban.gov.za, www.durban.gov.za KZNSA Gallery Main & Mezzanine Galleries: Spirit’s Response by Mongezi Ncaphayi, 18/10/2016 till 07/11/2016, Durban, T. 031 2771705, gallery@kznsagallery.co.za, www. kznsagallery.co.za

Makiwa Gallery Makiwa Gallery Umhlanga Rocks Fine Art, Makiwa Gallery Fine Art for discerning artlovers- Renowned artist, Makiwa, Marlien van Heerden, Tony De Freitas, Llewellyn Owen Davies, Royalene, Sarah Richards, Ian Hertslet, Elbe van Rooyen, Nicole Pletts, Coral Spencer, At Botha, Anton Gericke, Brendan Broedelet, Kobus Nel, 01/11/2016 til 30/11/2016, Umhlanga Rocks, T. 031 5611194, info@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-umhlanga-gallery Gallery Umhlanga Framing specialist, Umhlanga, T. 031 5612199, info@thegallery-umhlanga.com, www.theGallery-Umhlanga.com

Ballito

Newcastle Carnegie Art Gallery Carnegie Art Gallery is a public art museum situated in the Central business district of Newcastle, KZN. Its collection includes contemporary paintings, sculptures, ceramics, fibre art, beadwork, weaving and wooden carvings by critically acclaimed and recognised South African artists, Newcastle, KZN, T. 034 3287622, Phumzile.Dlamini@newcastle. gov.za, www.carnegie-art.co.za

Pietermaritzburg Tatham Art Gallery Our Heritage: Past-PresentFuture, This exhibition presents a selection of art works from the Gallery's permanent collection which reflects the diversity of our cultural heritage in South Africa, 22/09/2016 till 13/11/2016, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3922801, brendan. bell@msunduzi.gov.za, www.tatham.org.za The Blue Caterpillar Art Gallery at Butterflies for Africa, Hennie Niemann, A mixture of German and Flemish expressionism is reflected in paintings of traditional harvesters captured in vibrant colourful landscsapes. His new abstract pieces invoke an ancient world translated into a contemporary setting and are a fine examples of Niemann's use of colour, media and technique, 01/10/2016 till 02/01/2017, Pietermaritzburg, T. 033 3871356, art@butterflies.co.za,

Nottingham Road Aladdin's-de-Light Ceramics and Stained glass by Louise van Niekerk, as well as paintings by Midlands Artists, Stained glass workshops by specialists Jan & Louise van Niekerk, Peter Feek, Hillary Grant, Curry Hermine, Spies Coleman, Ian Warden, Christiane Jamar & Arlene Welsh, Central Nottingham Road, Midlands Meander, T. 033 2666460, info@aladdins. co.za, www.aladdins.co.za

Mpumalanga White River The Artists' Press One of the largest and most vibrant community and professional printmaking facilities in Southern Africa, Waterfield Farm near White River, T. 013 7513225, mark@artistspress. co.za, www.artprintsa.com The Loop Art Foundry & Sculpture Gallery A collaboration and network for the avid art patron and collector as well as a full service facility for the artist, White River, T. 013 7582409, theloop@ worldonline.co.za, www.tlafoundry.co.za The White River Gallery The Amaryllidaceae of Southern Africa, The White River book launch of The Amaryllidaceae of Southern Africa. Text by Graham Duncan Watercolour paintings by Barbara Jeppe and Leigh Voigt, 12/11/2016 till 21/11/2016, White River, C. 083 6758833, art@ whiterivergallery.co.za, www.whiterivergallery.co.za

Kimberley William Humphreys Art Gallery Contemporary South African Ceramics, Contemporary South African Ceramics as part of the gallery's permanent collection, Ongoing, Civic Centre, T. 053 8311724/5, kirsten@whag.co.za, www.whag.co.za

North West Lichtenburg Jonel Scholtz Art Gallery Ongoing Exhibition - SA Artists, Artist exhibiting: Jonel Scholtz, Glendine, Elsbeth, Isabelle le Roux, Este Mostert, Dougie du Toit, Carla Bosch, Hanli Kotze and Munro, Lichtenburg/Welgevonden Farm Coligny, C. 082 8538621, jonelscholtz@truenw.co.za, www. jonelscholtz.co.za/Home/

Potchefstroom North-West University Gallery Visit the NWU Gallery's social media platforms to stay up-to-date with all of their current events, Potchefstroom, T. 018 2994341, gallery@nwu.ac.za, www.nwu. ac.za/nwugallery

Western Cape Cape Town

Amplify Studio Amplify Studio is pleased to present its inaugural exhibition ‘Knockingí on Cleveland’s Door’ by photographer Dale Yudelman. Yudelman spent three months in Cleveland, Ohio exploring the iconic American city as an Artist-in-Residence with the Cleveland Foundationís Creative Fusion program. 29 SEPTEMBER - 23 DECEMBER, 2016 Amplify Studio is a multifaceted concept, consisting of an Artist-In-Residence programme, a working studio and art gallery. Mobile: +27 (72) 744 4649 | Email: info@ amplifystudio.co 153 Loop St. Ground Floor. Cape Town 8001. South Africa Artvark Gallery Exciting new jewellery by ex Stellenbosch University and Ruth Prowse graduates, 01/10/2016 till 31/12/2016, Kalk Bay, T. 021 788 5584, artvark@iafrica.com, www.artvark.org/ Agapanthus Recent Ceramic works, Recent ceramic works By Johannes Scott and Lucinda Mudge, 01/11/2016 till 30/11/2016, Kalk Bay, T 021 7883187, info@agapanthus.capetown, w w w. f a c e b o o k . c o m / A g a p a n t h u s - 1 6 8 5 648945005941/ ArtB Gallery Bellville, Platform for visual art and artists in the Western Cape to raise public awareness of art, Bellville, T. 021 9171197, artbellville@gmail. com, www.artb.co.za AVA Gallery Ex Cinere and Gráphö Volume I, Ex Cinere features Dolla Sapeta, Thembalethu Manquyana, Cedric Vanderlinden, Bretten-Ann Moolman, Karl Schoemaker and Alhyrian Laue. Carlos Marzia's "Gráphö Volume I" presents a visual archive of hand-forged typography found on buildings, both residential and commercial, throughout South Africa, 20/10/2016 till 12/11/2016, 35 Church Street, Cape Town, 8001, T. 021 4247436, info@ava.co.za, www.ava.co.za Barnard Gallery Liminal Geographies, This group exhibition explores the ways in which a group of contemporary South African artists have engaged with liminal spaces, both in representing them and working within them, 20/10/2016 till 29/11/2016, Newlands, T. 021 6711553, alexandra@ barnardgallery.com, www.barnardgallery.com Carmel Art Dealers in fine art and distributors of Pieter van der Westhuizen etchings, Green Point, T. 021 4213333, carmel@global.co.za, www. carmelart.co.za Casa Labia Gallery Dealers in fine art prints. We stock a wide variety of Wallcandies, beautifully framed reproductions of the works of both International and South African artists. Open Daily: Tuesday - Sunday 10am - 4pm. Muizenberg, T. 021 7886068, gallery@casalabia.co.za

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Eclectica Design & Art South Facing, South Facing aims to celebrate the African continent, creativity and the heritage that has enabled our perspectives. Featuring new paintings by Natasha Barnes Corné Eksteen Anastasia Pather Caleb Chisha Sarah Danes Jarret Chris Denovan Peter Pharoah, 03/11/1016 till 19/01/2017, Cape Town, T. 021 42 20327, admin@eclecticadesignandart.co.za, www. eclecticadesignandart.co.za Eclectica Print Gallery An eclectic collection of South African and International Fine Art Prints and artworks on paper, Ongoing, 68 Burg Str Cape Town, T.021 4224185, margie@eclectica.co.za, www. eclecticaprintgallery.co.za

Die Kunskamer (Established in 1971) Celebrating 44 years in SA Art, Fresnaye, Sea Point, Cape Town, T. 021 4349529, info@ kunskamer.co.za, www.diekunskamer.co.za

Lwandiso Njara - "They came from across the water (Scene II)"

DF Contemporary 'Origin and Lineage' 5 Nov - 5 Dec Sakhile Mhlongo, Nalize Venter, Oliver Mayhew, Lwandiso Njara, Nhlanla Nhlapo, Danielle Malherbe, Vusi Beauchamp, Andrea du Plessis, Sandile Nzuza, Thando Xolo, Gideon Appah, Ndabuko Ntuli, Alexander Knox, Ronald Muchatuta, Bonolo Kavula 083 564 1035/ ella@dfcontemporary.co.za www.dfcontemporary.co.za Eatwell Gallery Open studio, The working studio of Lynne-Marie Eatwell, 01/11/2016 till 30/11/2016, Noordhoek, T. 021 7892767, toonlynne@gmail. com, www.eatwellgallery.com EBONY/Curated What's the Matter, An installation based group exhibition featuring Francois Knoetze, Mark Rautenbach & Patrick Bongoy, 03/11/2016 till 23/12/2016, Cape Town Central, T. 021 4249985, info@ebonycurated.com, www.ebonycurated.com

Image: Beezy Bailey, Present Past Accepted Dance, 2016, oil on canvas, 169.5 x 249.5cm. Photo credit Mike Hall Everard Read /CIRCA Gallery Cape Town Material City – Everard Read Gallery Cape Town, 27th October - 18th November Participating artists include Amber Jade Geldenhuys, Claire Rousell, Francois Knoetze, Gogga, Hi!Jack, Phumlani Ntuli, Io Makandal, Kira Kemper, Landi Raubenheimer, Mandy Coppes-Martin, Mandy Johnston, r1, Theko Boshomane. Bailey 1000 Year Dance Cure – CIRCA Gallery Cape Town, Liberty Battson I bet you wish you did this – CIRCA Gallery Cape Town 23rd November - 14th December Gallery F Specializing in Black and White photography, Cape Town, T. 021 4234423, gavin@ galleryf.co.za, www.galleryf.co.za Gallery MOMO Revival, Group Exhibition by Fabrice Monteiro, Andrew Tshabangu, Jonathan Hindson, Opens 18 October 2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4245150, ingrid@gallerymomo.com, www. gallerymomo.com/ Goodman Gallery Diane Victor, 20/10/2016 till 26/11/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4627567 , matthew@goodman-gallery.com, www.goodmangallery.com G2 Art We are a permanent gallery in the Cape Town CBD. Offering a diverse range of contemporary painting, mixed media and sculpture by South African artists. Including Talitha Deetlefs, Kelly John Gough, Cornelia Stoop, Alfred Budaza, Anton Brink and Nasser Zadeh amongst many others, Ongoing, Cape Town, T. 021 4247169, di@ g2art.co.za, www.g2art.co.za/contact-us/

Michaelis Galleries The galleries are a unique opportunity for staff and students of the university to exhibit their artworks or curated exhibitions in a non-commercial, experimental space. The galleries also form an invaluable teaching resource, allowing students to learn and hone curatorial and exhibition design and management skills. T. 021 480 7170, nkule.mabaso@uct.ac.za, www.michaelis.uct.ac.za/ galleries

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 l ocal contemporary artists 9 Wolfe St, Wynberg. Tel: 021 761 2816 gallery@infinart.co.za www.infinart.co.za Iziko SA National Gallery Slave Lodge: From African Earth celebrates the artistry, beauty, warmth and texture of vessels made by African ceramicists from various regions of the continent – from Egypt in the far north, to the southernmost parts of Africa. This exhibition originated in partnership with Ceramics Southern Africa (Western Cape), Ongoing, Cape Town, T. 021 4674660, ewhite@iziko.org.za, www.iziko.org.za Jan Royce Gallery Imagine, Johannes du Plessis has developed his distinct style as a 'Contemporary Expressionist' since his Fine Arts studies. Mostly known by his Paintings and Sculptures, exhibited and collected internationally. This exhibition presents a complete new body of work; mixed media on paper, 06/10 22/10/2016, Gardens, T. 021 4221624, cornelis@ janroycegallery.com, www.janroycegallery.com Johans Borman Fine Art The Glance, Hennie Niemann Jnr, 05/11 - 03/12/2016, T. 021 683 6863, art@johansborman.co.za, www.johansborman.co.za Kalk Bay Modern Kalkbay Modern Gallery is an eclectic space that serves as a creative platform for contemporary artists, photographers, ceramists, designers and other creative's from the Southern Africa region. We specialise in affordable art, art editions and San bushman art. Gallery opens daily from 9:30 to 5pm, Kalk Bay, T. 021 7886571, kbmodern@iafrica.com, www.kalkbaymodern.co.za/ Kalk Bay Sculpture Studio Sculpture Studio and fine arts foundry, Jean Tiran, Pete Strydom, Chris Bladen, Arabella Caccia, Ongoing, Kalk Bay, C. 073 1807209, ignoblis@iafrica.com Leonardo da Vinci Gallery Polka dots, Catherine Timotei will create a striking installation at Roche Bobois, exclusive French furniture design showroom. Exhibition is inspired by the admired Yayoi Kusama signature dots obsession in bright red polka pattern. This visual oddity experience will create a mood of celebration throughout the festive season, 26/11 - 26/01/2017, Roche Bobois, 10 Kloof Str, C. 083 7456073, catherine@ davincigallery.co.za, www.davincigallery.co.za

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FIBREWORKS IX “A feast for the eyes - an exhibition of innovative textile, fibre and mixed-media art by the national Fibreworks group Exhibition concludes 15 December 2016 MOGALAKWENA GALLERY 3 Church Street, Cape Town, between Adderley Street and St George’s Mall Parking at Mandela Rhodes Mullers Gallery, Mullers Gallery are very proud to present the Andrei Stenin International Press Photo Contest “Winning Entries Exhibition” in association with Independent Media and Rossiya Segodnya, 31/10/2016 till 06/11/2016, Cape Town, dion@ theperfectstorm.co.za 99 Loop Gallery Overgrowth, Isabella Kuijers will be exhibiting a new series of works on paper with 99 Loop, 26/10/2016 till 25/11/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 422 3766, gallery@99loop.co.za, www.99loop.co.za

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Eclectica Art & Antiques Purveyors of antiques, furniture, bespoke pieces of objet d'arts & fineart, incl. SA Masters, Wynberg, T. 021 7627983, melissa@eclectica.co.za, www. eclecticaartandantiques.co.za/ Eclectica Contemporary Asanda Kupa: Un_ Learn, my soul, Asanda Kupa explains “this body of work is influenced by a process of trying to unlearn things that I was taught by society…”, 06/10/2016 till 05/11/2016, CBD, T. 021 4224145, info@eclecticacontemporary.co.za, www.eclecticacontemporary.co.za

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Heather Auer Art Gallery Quayside Centre c/n Wharf & St George’s St Simon’s Town 7975 +27 (0)21 7861309 0827792695 0828289206 info@heatherauer.com www.heatherauer.com

Lindy van Niekerk Art Gallery Dealers in Contemporary South African Fine Art (& the Old Masters) and picture framing. 114 Kendal Rd, Eversdal, Durb anville, 7550 lindy@artpro.co.za www.artpro.co.za

Red Room Art Dealers of South African fine art in Cape Town. Swing by our gallery in Hout Bay and adventure through our exquisite collection of oils, drawings, prints and sculptur s of the most reputable South African artists like Robert Hodgins, Diane Victor, Wilma Cruise, Jan Neethling and many more, Hout Bay, C. 071 6021908, contact@ redroomart.co.za, www.redroomart.co.za/

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Rose Korber Art Selected work available by leading contemporary artists, William Kentridge, Gavin Younge, Robert Slingsby, Deborah Bell & Claudette Schreuders, T. 021 4330957, C. 082 7816144, Gardens, roskorb@icon.co.za, www. rosekorberart.com Rust-en-Vrede Gallery Art Exchange: Mexico - Group Show, Mexican Print Group Show - In collaboration with the Mexican Embassy - More than 40 participating Mexican artists. Mediums include: Etching, Screen printing, Lithography, Mono printing etc. All art on exhibition will be for sale. Tequila sponsored by Do n Julio. Dress Up and Join us at the opening!, 08/11/2016 till 08/12/2016, Durbanville, T. 021 9764691, rustenvrede@ telkomsa.net, www.rust-en-vrede.com S Art Thonton Kabeya - Eria Sane - Henry Mzili - Robert Slingsby - Khehla Chepape Makgato Stanislaw Trzebinski - Adriaan Diedericks - Janko De Beer - Sara Gaqa - Nasser N.Zadeh - Vincent Osemwegie - Bastaan von Stenis - Michael Selekane - Dario Manjate - Paa Joe - Lioda Conrad - Restone Maambo and more, Ongoing, Hout Bay, C. 076 712 5240, olafbessenbacher@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/gallery.s.art Salon91 Contemporary Art Collection, Oracle, End of Year Salon â&#x20AC;&#x201C; A carefully curated group showing of Salon91â&#x20AC;&#x2122;s finest in aid of a local charity. More details to followâ&#x20AC;Ś Please note this will be a daytime opening starting at 11am on Saturday the 3rd, 03/12/2016 till 21/01/2017, Gardens, T. 021 424 6930, info@salon91.co.za, www.salon91.co.za Sanlam Art Gallery Precious Paradise, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Precious Paradiseâ&#x20AC;? consists of a selection of works from the collection dating from 1843 to 2009. The title is derived from satrical series of etchings by Ada van der Vyver titled â&#x20AC;&#x153;Precious Paradiseâ&#x20AC;?, reflecting on the state of affairs in South Africa at the time, Bellville, T. 021 9473359, Stefan.Hundt@sanlam. co.za, www.sanlam.co.za South African Jewish Museum Monday to Thursday 10am to 5pm; Friday 10am to 2pm; Closed on Saturday; Sunday 10am to 5pm, Gardens, T. 021 4651546, gavin@sajewishmuseum.co.za, www.sajewishmuseum.org.za/

StateoftheART Gallery Currently showing a diverse selection fine art drawings, paintings and photography by artists Chris Denovan, Michaela Rinaldi, Claude Chandler, Jodi Hugo, Karen Wykerd, Lisette Forsyth, Pascale Chandler, Joanne Reen and Kendall-Leigh Nash - amongst others, Ongoing, Central City, T. 021 8014710, info@stateoftheartgallery.com, www.stateoftheart-gallery.com Stevenson Stevenson is pleased to present a solo exhibition by Wim Botha, his eighth show with the gallery. The recurring combination of red wax, white marble and unvarnished wood recalls flesh, bone and sinew. In this exhibition, Botha utilizes colour, texture and scale to explore intimate themes, 13/10/2016 till 19/11/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4621500, cpt@ stevenson.info, www.stevenson.info/ SMAC Art Gallery Degreened, Frances Goodman, 29/10/2016 till 03/12/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 4611029, info@smacgallery.com, www. smacgallery.com Smith Gallery Wieg, Smith is pleased to present Jeanne Gaigher's second solo show, 'Wieg'. In this collection of paintings and photographs, Gaigher uses the notion of â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;wiegâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, or â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;vacillateâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;, as her method to negotiate a personal archive of photographs and audio recordings collected from her day-to-day experiences, 13/10/2 016 till 19/11/2016, Cape Town CBD, T. 021 4220814, info@smithstudio. co.za, www.smithstudio.co.za/ The Cape Gallery Impressions, a collection of print works, On show: Tyrone Appollis; Kit DĂśrje; Ricky Dyaloyi; Patrick Holo; Di Ackerman; Billy Mandindi; Emile Manefeldt; Nicolaas Maritz; Vuyisani Mgijima; Peter Midlane; John Moore; Sam Nhlengethwa and more, 03/11/2016 till 19/11/2016, Stratagems, By Juli Jana, 20/11/2016 till 10/12/2016, Cape Town, T. 021 4235309, web@capegallery.co.za, www. capegallery.co.za The Framing Place Conservation framing, framing of art, Block mounting and Block frames, Observatory, T. 021 4473988, info@framingplace. co.za, www.framingplace.co.za/

Franschhoek Atelier at 1 unie Private ongoing viewing of Contemporary fine art and sculpture by Johannes du Plessis at his studio, by appointment, Franschhoek, C.082 5796403, T.021 8764382 johannes.du p@telkomsa.net www.johannesduplessis.co.za or Facebook. Open studio exhibition. 21-23 October 2016. 1 unie street, Ongoing, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764382, johannes.dup@telkomsa.net, www. johannesduplessis.co.za Art in the Yard Franschhoek Art Festival, Group Exhibition, 22/10/2016 till 14/11/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764280, curator@ artintheyard.co.za, www.artintheyard.co.za EBONY /Curated Projects, Five Solo Exhibitions opening as part of Art Franschhoek. 'Tokkies and Tagies' by Ardmore Ceramics. 'A Ramble of Plates' by Lisa Ringwood. 'Square Clouds in a High Sky' by John Newdigate. 'Faceless' by Richard Smith. 'Genesis' by Zemba Luzamba, 21/10/2016 till 13/11/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8764477, info@ ebonycurated.com, www.ebonycurated.com IS Art IS Sculpture at Tokara Delicatessen, A sculpture exhibition by Sarel Petrus Jansen van Vuuren titled ' Milestone', 06/11/2016 till 31/01/2017, An Exhibition by Ingrid Bolton titled - ' Lines of Demarcation', 13/11/2016 till 15/12/2016, 11 Huguenot Street, Franschoek, T. 021 8762071, gallery@isart.co.za, www.facebook. com/Is-Art-Franschhoek-147031572033399/

Makiwa Gallery 2 Pick â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Pay Daily, Art in the Wild by Makiwa Mutomba, Makiwa Gallery Franschhoek 2, is situated in the Pick â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;n Pay Daily Shopping Mall in the heart of the town. Here, you will be mesmerized by an ever changing selection of exquisite Portraits, Figures & Wild Life by the eminent artist & owner of the gallery; Makiwa Mutomba. Open Mon-Sun 9:30-5:30pm, 01/11/2016 till 30/11/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762609, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek MoĂłr Gallery Vernissage, The exhibition 'Vernissage' is the first major group exhibition â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;openingâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; celebrating the beginning of the Franschhoek summer season 2016/17. Solo Exhibition: Aidon Westcott - Perceptions of Duality New Landscapes - Oil paint, collage and mixed media, 26/11/2016 till 02/01/2017, Franschhoek, C. 082 6555308, www.moorgalleryfranschhoek. co.za The Boutique Gallery Mooi, Opening exhibition of The Boutique Gallery in Franschhoek with the finest local and international artists. William Sweetlove, Herman Van Nazareth, Strijdom van der Merwe, Samuel Allerton, Davis Ndungu, Alice Toich, Jimmy Law, Frank Van Reenen, Lady Skollie .., 15/11/2016, Franschhoek

The Gallery at Grande Provence Andries Botha: Being Here (and there), Being Here (and there) is an exhibition of four major works by Andries Botha. The Gallery at Grande Provence is proud to present this exhibition by South Africa's preeminent contemporary sculptor. These works span 40 years of a glittering career, one made in each decade, 30/10/2016 till25/11/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8768630, gallery@grandeprovence.co.za, www. grandeprovence.co.za

South African Print Gallery Franschhoek: Moor Gallery, 4 Bordeaux Street Artist: Erik Laubscher Title: Storm Sky Namibia Medium: Etching Price: R 7 780 

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www.printgallery.co.za Celebrating Alice Goldin Second Winter Catalogue Show Artist: Alice Goldin Title: Rhodes Memorial Medium: Woodcut Price: R 9 500 South African Society of Artists SASA was founded to cater specifically to the practicing artist. We hold four exhibitions annually, Cape Town Central, T. 021 6718941, gchambers@mweb. co.za, www.sasa-artists.co.za

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UCT Irma Stern Museum Spring, New works by Jill Trappler, Ongoing, Rosebank, T. 021 6855686, mary.vanblommestein@uct.ac.za, www. irmasternmuseum.org.za Wall Art Gallery Showing a selection of iconic South African artists who shaped a new pictorial language for South African artist expression, V&A Waterfront, T. 021 4181953, info@wallsaart.co.za, www.wallsaart.co.za WHATIFTHEWORLD Becoming, Simphiwe Ndzube, 20/10/2016 till 26/11/2016, Woodstock, T. 021 447 2376, matthew@whatiftheworld.com, www.whatiftheworld.com

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Offers a cultural-historic experience featuring the estateĂ­s history, architecture and the JH Pierneef heritage collection. Art Franschhoek Festival: A Sense of a group exhibition of 20 local ceramicists. Showcasing bespoke ceramic pieces inspired by La Motte wine. On view in the Maturation Cellar of the La Motte Tasting room. Dates: 21 Oct - 12 Dec, Mon - Sat from 9h-17h. T 021 876 8850, E museum@la-motte.co.za

Crouse Art Gallery Artdealers, Old MastersAdriaan Boshoff, WH Coetzer, Gregoire Boonzaaier, Irman Henkel, Hugo Naude BRONZES- Llwelyn Davies, Kobus Hatting, INVESTMENTS - Anton Benzon, Christiaan Nice, Hennie Niemann, Ina van Schalkwyk, Marie Vermeulen Breedt, Michael Heyns, Daily 9am to 5pm, George Eden Meander Shop 31, T. 044 8870361, suzette@crouseart. co.za, www.artdealers.co.za

Makiwa Gallery 1 Place Vendome, Art in the Wild by Makiwa Mutomba, Makiwa Gallery Franschhoek 1 is located in Place VendĂ´me, behind Ryanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Kitchen at the entrance to the town. On show is an ever changing selection of artists work including breathtakingly beautiful paintings by the eminent artist and owner of the gallery, Makiwa Mutomba. Open Mon-Sun 9:30-5:30pm, 01/11/2016 till 30/11/2016, Franschhoek, T. 021 8762600, infofk@makiwagalleries.com, www. makiwagalleries.com/artists-franschhoek

Cape Palette Artist Studio Selection of Contemporary South African artists of the Garden Route area, Ongoing, Heather Park George, T. 044 8708751, info@capepalette.co.za, www. capepalette.co.za

Gordonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Bay Ndiza Gallery Arlene Amaler Raviv, DRONE Arlene Amaler Raviv Roel Roelofsen - The Forgotten Master, Opens 01/11/2016, Gordon's Bay, C. 076 2285046 fmserve@polka.co.za, www.ndizagallery. com

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Heather Auer

Acrylic by Heather Auer

AIDON WESTCOT T Hunger - the river provides

Heather Auer Art Gallery Quayside Centre, c/n Wharf & St George’s Street, Simon’s Town Open 9.30 am Ɵll 5.30 pm or by appointment Saveur Restaurant & Gallery 110 Loop Street, Cape Town Open 5.00 pm Ɵll 10.00 pm Tel +27 (0)21 786 1309 / 082 779 2695 / 082 828 9203 www.heatherauer.com / info@heatherauer.com

SOLO EXHIBITION - Aidon Westcott Perceptions of Duality GROUP EXHIBITION - Vernissage BOTH EXHIBITIONS WILL RUN CONCURRENTLY FROM

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ART TIMES GALLERY LISTINGS

Great Brak River

Knysna

Riebeek Kasteel

Art@39Long Creatively chic art gallery on the Garden Route.Beautiful selection of ceramics by Hennie Meyer, Clementina, Charmaine Haines and more .Artists include Tertius van Huysteen, Helen Pfeil, Fiona Rowett, Susqya Williams.Set in a beautiful garden the space can also be used as a venue for small functions, Great Brakriver, C. 082 5763338, artat39long@gmail.com, www.39long.gallery

Knysna Fine Art Extract, Lionel Smit, Opens 08/12/2016, Gently Does It, Paula Louw, Implanted Memories, Hannalie Taute, The Owl and the Pussy Cat, Martin and Charmaine Haines, Knysna, T. 044 3825107, gallery@finearts.co.za, www.finearts. co.za

Riebeek Kasteel - The Gallery Large selection of contemporary paintings. Only an hours drive from Cape Town, Riebeek Kasteel, C. 083 6533697, astridmcleod@mweb.co.za, www.galleryriebeek. co.za/

Gallery on 103 This Boutique “Gallery on 103”, welcome you to a vibrant and inspiring space in the heart of Great Brak River. A selection of Mandalas in pointillism, papermache, sculptures, quirky wire and stone work. Regular temporary art exhibitions by other artists. Wednesday’s 10:00 - 15:00 or appointment., Great Brakriver, T. 044 6203144, laurindasmit@vodamail.co.za, www. spiritualmandalas.co.za

Bay Gallery Art in the Heart of Langebaan, Exciting new artwork by local artists - Joan Schrauwen, Sandy Esau, Michele Batchelder, Thea Darlow, Melanie du Toit, Gerda Claassen, George Meyer, Marina Clunie, Boniface, Antonia Velissariou, Marie Prinsloo, Daan Samuels, Anna Meredith and Anni Prinsloo to name a few, Langebaan, C. 073 3048744, baygallery@xsinet.co.za, www. baygallery.co.za

Hermanus

The Art Square Studio/Gallery The Art Square offers a creative and social platform where the artist and public can meet. Solo exhibitions every last Thursday of the month. West Coast hospitalityeveryone welcome, Langebaan, C. 082 8538187, arts2gether@gmail.com, www.facebook.com/TheART-Square-studiogallery-688980037842806/

Abalone Gallery Perspectives, Paintings: Hannes Harrs, Pat Mautloa, Nel Erasmus, Jeannette Unite, Louis van Heerden, Andrew Verster . Photographs:Lien Botha, Elzaby Laubscher. Drawings: Judith Mason, Elzaby Laubscher, Christoff Barnard. Ceramics: Laura du Toit, Clementina van der Walt. See The Courtyard Sculpture Garden, 03/11/2016 till 30/11/2016, Hermanus, T. 028 3132935, info@abalonegallery. co.za, www.abalonegallery.co.za Walker Bay Art Gallery Leading Specialist in South African Art and features a new Contemporary Gallery. Wide variety of paintings, sculptures, glass and ceramics, Hermanus, T. 028 3122928, francois@ walkerbayartgallery.co.za, www.walkerbayartgallery. co.za Rossouw Modern Hugo Maritz - Underneath the Surface -, An exploration of the hidden worlds of thoughts and feelings that we all share but seldom reveal, 04/11/2016 till 21/11/2016, New Releases, by Kali van der Merwe, Bastiaan van Stenis, Christiaan Diedericks, Adriaan S de Lange, Arend Louw, Jenny Jackson, Roelie van Heerden, Obert Jongwe, Paul Stein, Stuart Dods, Henk Serfontein, Jono Dry, Greg Stock, Andrew Barlow, Frans Mulder, Christine Crowley, 01/11/2016 till 30/11/2016, Hermanus, C. 072 7552033, info@rossouwmodern. com, www.rossouwmodern.com Rossouw Modern SPACE Underneath The Surface, Hugo Maritz, 15th Solo Exhibition with Rossouw Modern SPACE. An exploration of the hidden worlds of thoughts and feelings that we all share but seldom reveal, 04/11/2016 till 21/11/2016, Hermanus, C. 083 2288651, info@rossouwmodern.com, www. rossouwmodern.com

Robertson Langebaan

Robertson Art Gallery Should you find yourself in the Robertson Wine Valley on Route 62, pay a visit to this gallery, where you’ll find a carefully curated selection of art by top SA artists, as well as a large range of sterling silver jewellery. Specialists in framing, the team can assist you with professional advice, Robertson, T. 023 6265364, info@ robertsonart.co.za, www.robertsonartgallery.co.za

Somerset West Cavalli Gallery The 8th Square, Wilma Cruise: Solo Exhibition, 06/11/2016 till 04/12/2016, Somerset West, T. 021 8553218, gallery@cavalliestate.com, www.cavalliestate.com

Rupert Museum Current Exhibitions, Showing a selection of 20th century South African and international artworks. On view are works by Irma Stern, Maggie Laubser, Jean Welz, Cecil Higgs and the Pierneef Station Panels, as well as contemporary artworks by Penny Siopis, William Kentridge, Stanley Pinker and Willie Bester to name a few, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8883344, deh@remgro.com, www.rupertmuseum.org/?m=2 SMAC Art Gallery Kevin Atkinson, Opening ‘Plato’s Cave’: The Legacy of Kevin Atkinson, 15/10/2016 till 26/11/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8873607, info@smacgallery.com, www.smacgallery.com Stellenbosch Art Gallery Stellenbosch Art Gallery presents the Summer Gala Exhibition, an extensive selection of paintings, sculpture, handmade glass and ceramics by selected Western Cape artists are on offer to the discerning buyer, 22/11/2016 till 31/12/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 887 8343, mjg@kingsley.co.za, www.stellenboschartgallery. co.za

Paarl Hout Street Gallery Specialising in paintings and fine art by more than thirty SA artists. The gallery is open Monday to Friday from 8.30am to 5.30pm; Saturday 8.30am to 1pm and Sunday by appointment only, Paarl, T. 021 8725030, zetler@ icon.co.za, www.houtstreetgallery.co.za

Stellenbosch University Museum

Plettenberg Bay Old Nick Village A sensory shopping experience presenting fine art and the creative work of many of the best artists, crafters and creative manufacturers of Southern Africa, curated in a number of independent galleries and shops and housed in a 19thcentury Cape farm complex, Plettenberg Bay, T. 044 5331395, info@oldnickvillage.co.za, www. oldnickvillage.co.za/about/

Prince Albert Prince Albert Gallery The Prince Albert Gallery exhibits the works of a wide variety of South African artists specialising in painting, sketching and ceramic art, Prince Albert, T. 023 5411057, karoogallery@intekom.co.za, www. princealbertgallery.co.za/

Imibala Gallery Strijdom van der Merwe Solo Exhibition 05/11/2016 - 31/12/2016 For more information: gallery@imibala.com or 021 852 2411 16 Bight Street, Somerset West

Vincent da Silva Studio Somerset West, C. 074 1724359, vincent@vincentdasilva.com, www. vincentdasilva.co.za

Stellenbosch Absolut Art Gallery Visit Absolut Art gallery for an extensive range of South African masters as well as leading contemporary artists, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8829296, www.absolutart.co.za Art at Tokara Wine-Made Art, Tokara is current exhibiting a selection of art created from wine, 01/10/2016 till 31/10/2016, Crest of the Helshoogte Pass, Stellenbosch, T. 011 7880820, julia@juliameintjes.co.za, www.juliameintjes.co.za Oude Libertas Gallery The art gallery hosts the Afrigami Project with a permanent Art Installation called Reflections, Stellenbosch - c/o Adam Tas and Libertas roads, T. 021 8098412, oudelibertasgallery1@gmail.com, www. oudelibertas.co.za/art-gallery/

South African Print Gallery: Hermanus

South African Print Gallery: Prince Albert

Rossouw Modern, 3 Harbour Road Artist: Cecil Skotnes Title: Dare He Call It Love Medium: Woodcut Price: R 11 446

A Selection of South African Prints Artist: John Moore Title: The Arrivals Medium: Lithograph Price: R 7 700

Palette Fine Art Gallery Palette Art Gallery specializes in bronzes and paintings from local artists, Lydia da Silva, Tony da Silva, Mariette van Velden, Claudia Meyer, Tay Dall, Carol Norvall, Ruth Brunskill, Winnie Eaton, Vicky Sanders, Leon Muller, James Cook, Wendu du Plessis, Carla Mulder, Carol Bradley, Jana Neethling, & Winnie Eaton, Ongoing, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8550908, paletteartgallery1@ gmail.com, www.palettesculpturegallery.co.za

100 Geographies: 44 Artists, 100 Artworks, 40 Geographical Themes. Artists include: Dan Halter, Hannalie Taute, Cobus van Bosch, Elizabeth Gunter, Kai Lossgott. Image detail: Lunga Kama, Qhayiya/Pride. Commissioned by the Society of South African Geographers. Curated by Elizabeth Miller-Vermeulen. 52 Ryneveld street. Concludes 21/12/2016. C. 083 700 9669 www.art-and-artists.com

Stellenbosch University Museum 100 Geographies: 44 Artists, 100 Artworks, 40 Geographical Themes, Artists include: Dan Halter, Hannalie Taute, Cobus van Bosch, Elizabeth Gunter, Kai Lossgott, 52 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch, C. 083 7009669, www.art-and-artists.com US Museum The Bible in Art, Artefacts from the Ancient World & The Bible in Art - as part of the IOSOT Conference 2016 to be held in Stellenbosch from 4 - 9 September, 17/08/2016 till 30/11/2016, Stellenbosch, T. 021 8083695, uw2@sun.ac.za, www.rsa-overseas.com/archaeology/sasol-artmuseum-university-stellenbosch-museum.htm

Tulbagh Saronsberg Cellar, Saronsberg Private Collection, A permanent exhibition of contemporary South African art that suggests an underlying respect for creative expression and unconventional thinking. Artists include Paul du Toit, Angus Taylor, Colbert Mashile, Diane Victor and Walter Battiss, Tulbagh, T.023 2300707, tammy@saronsberg. com, www.saronsberg.com

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Pieter Wenning, Aandskemering, oil on canvas, signed

Following the phenomenal success of its inaugural auction on 31 October in Johannesburg, Aspire Art Auctions is set to launch in Cape Town. Works already consigned include a delightful Kirstenbosch landscape by Pieter Wenning, acquired by the current owner’s ancestors directly from the artist early in the twentieth century. A rare landscape by JH Pierneef, entitled Vrystaat Reën, never previously seen at auction, was a gift to the current owner at the tender age of five. Major Modernist, Christo Coetzee, is represented by the dramatic design he conceived in 1980 when commissioned to produce the fire curtain for the State Theatre in Pretoria. A William Kentridge bronze from Shadow Procession of 1999/2000 is sure to attract the keen interest of serious collectors while Sunset Jocks by Robert Hodgins, with its tongue-in-cheek take on the body beautiful, will have wide appeal. Aspire’s inaugural Cape Town auction will be held on Monday 27 March 2017 at The Avenue in the V&A Waterfront, a world-class destination that increasingly draws large numbers of local visitors as 18

well as international tourists. With the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa set to open later in 2017, it is the ideal venue for art lovers and collectors. Aspire’s new Cape Town premises, due to open in January 2017, are located on the corner of the historic Prestwich and Napier streets in De Waterkant, often described as Cape Town’s cool corner. With offices opposite the legendary Anatoli restaurant and alongside brand-new eatery and leafy courtyard, The Mess, this rapidly developing area is attracting those interested in exploring art and design as much as fine dining. Emma Bedford, Jacqui Carney, Mary-Jane Darroll and Ruarc Peffers – the team who founded Aspire and put together its first auction – are proud to announce that they are joined by Josephine Higgins who has worked with some of South Africa’s top art professionals and institutions. Higgins holds a Master of Art in Fine Art degree from the University of Cape Town awarded with distinction. She began in the primary market, as a Junior Curator at SMAC Gallery before being offered the position of the Curator of

Michaelis Galleries, UCT, working on numerous solo and group, local and international exhibitions including Between Subject and Object, co-curated with Kathryn Smith and Penny Siopis; Ijusi, a traveling retrospective exhibition co-curated with Stephen Inggs and Garth Walker; the infamous Michaelis Graduate Exhibition; and the facilitation of the Independent Curator’s International’s do it exhibition, curated by Hans Ulrich Obrist. Most recently, Higgins was the Project Manager of the Centre for Curating the Archive, UCT, and has also worked independently as a writer and guest lecturer. For free valuations and to consign works of art to the auction on 27 March 2017 please contact: Emma Bedford 083 391 7235 emma@aspireart.net Jacqui Carney 071 675 2991 jacqui@aspireart.net Mary-Jane Darroll 082 567 1925 mj@aspireart.net Josephine Higgins 082 806 1030 josephine@aspireart.net Ruarc Peffers 084 444 8004 ruarc@aspireart.net Consignment deadline 15 December SA BUSINESS ART | NOVEMBER 2016


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Bag Factory celebrates 25 years of creative vision STRAUSS & CO | JOHANNESBURG The Bag Factory started out as a small seed of inspiration and over the last 25 years has grown into one of the country’s foremost art spaces. On the 17 November 2016 the Bag Factory celebrates this creative feat with 25: A Contemporary Art Auction held at the ABSA Art Gallery. The work of over 60 artists will come under the hammer in the name of inspired creation and artistic diversity. The 71-lot fundraising auction features the donated works of artists such William Kentridge, Deborah Bell, Benon Lutaaya, Nelson Makamo, Walter Battiss, Roger Ballen, to name but a few. The role of the artist in South Africa now is as important as it was then and the funds raised in the event will go towards a project aimed at developing the Bag Factory’s infrastructure and projects, ensuring this unique space exists for future generations of artists. The Bag Factory has its beginnings in the dying years of Apartheid, at a time when artists were not only struggling to sell their work, but create work in the first place. Founder and artist Dr David Koloane was inspired in London by a community of artists housed in a bus factory, given to them by the City Council. He believed that the support and inspiration he saw in this community, was something that could bring artists of all races together in South Africa. Koloane and Robert Loder scoured Joburg looking for a place to house their vision, but the Group Areas Act threw up legal challenges and blocked many options. With its “grey area” status, Fordsburg became the obvious choice and in 1991 they bought the Speedy Bag Factory. It took time for the idea to take hold and during the first year there was a varying population of roughly five artists using the space. But slowly the concept grew in momentum and more and more artists found a creative home in the space. Now 25 years later the

Bag Factory’s success has spawned studio spaces across the city. The indulgence in the process of creation rather than the endless focus on the product drives the ethos of the Bag Factory, making it a unique space for both the artists and visitors. Although the artist ultimately produces a work, the process takes precedent. Artist work side-by-side, experimenting, learning and challenging each other to create high quality work.

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“I am privileged to be a part of seeing this organisation reach its 25th birthday. The Bag Factory has gone from strength to strength over the last 25 years and has had such an impact on the industry as a whole. The ethos of this place has created a family of people who over the years have strived to ensure its success. I am looking forward to celebrating these people’s and this organization’s successes in the coming months,” says Bag Factory Director Sara Hallatt.

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Red-Hot Sale on a Cool Cape Day STRAUSS & CO | CAPE TOWN

Penny Siopis , Lace Cloth, oil on canvas, 90 by 120cm, Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg, Wits Fine Art Staff Exhibition, 1984. Sold for R1 136 800.

Irma Stern, Still Life with Lilies, signed and dated 1947, oil on canvas, 83 by 76,5cm. Sold for R10 572 240.

A night of vigorous bidding at Strauss & Co’s spring auction in Cape Town generated R58 million in sales, a record for the Cape Town office and the second highest individual sale result for South Africa’s leading auction house. The sale on 10 October 2016 featured over 630 pieces, achieved an 82.5% sellthrough rate, an achievement unmatched by rivals. The star lot of the sale was a 1947 floral still life by Irma Stern, which sold for R10 572 240 following competitive bidding by several interested buyers. Strauss & Co’s joint managing director Bina Genovese knocked down the lot for R9.3 million, the hammer price comfortably surpassing the R7 million high estimate on this vivid work. It was Genovese’s first time to lead the evening sale, marking a confident new phase for Strauss & Co since the passing of veteran auctioneer Stephan Welz in late 2015. “I was a little nervous stepping up to the podium but the energy from the full house was exhilarating,” says Genovese. “There was tremendous interest in our exceptional offering.” Rival bidders chased after key works, notably by Sydney Kumalo, George Pemba, Stanley Pinker, Alexis Preller, Penny Siopis and Vladimir Tretchikoff. A gorgeous Preller from 1953 depicting a flock of egrets set the tone early on for the evening sale. The 17 x 28.5cm sold for R545 664, more than doubling its pre-sale high estimate. The result bodes well for Strauss & Co’s November sale in Johannesburg of important Preller works. 16

Stanley Pinker, Tietiesbaai, signed; signed and inscribed ‘Landscape: Titi’s Baai’ on the stretcher, oil on canvas, 60 by 120cm. Sold for R1 250 480.

The early interest in Preller was sustained in subsequent lots. A striking bronze sculpture by Kumalo, Study for Mythological Rider, attracted a number of bidders, eventually selling for R1 364 160, well above the high estimate of R800 000. A historically important oil on board by Pemba from 1993 portraying a group of queuing pensioners far surpassed expectations, selling for R341 040. The work was originally gifted by the artist to the Port Elizabeth branch of the Black Sash, which also received the proceeds from the sale. A late entrant into the bidding helped push a landscape study of Titiesbaai by Pinker over the R1 million threshold. Pinker, a much-loved painter in Cape Town, proved his robustness at auction and eventually sold for R1 250 480. Buyer enthusiasm also saw an important early Siopis, Lace Cloth from 1983, sell for R1 136 800, effortlessly doubling the high estimate. The result confirms Siopis’s importance at a time of increased visibility internationally, notably in London. “This strong result is testimony to the diversity and quality of our individual offerings on this sale,” says Strauss & Co chairman Frank Kilbourn. “The overall result was built on a comprehensive performance throughout our departments.” Strong sales of decorative arts contributed to the strong result. An amethyst and gold fringe necklace designed by Tretchikoff sold for R159 152, unexpectedly doubling the pre-sale high estimate.

Jewellery, silver and furniture pieces from the Estate of Liselotte Hardebeck fetched R1 104 245. Proceeds from this sale will go to Umamawothando Trust, a philanthropic initiative established by Hardebeck in 2009 for the advancement of postgraduate study for previously disadvantaged learners. Underscoring an age-old auctioneering truth that quality commands the best prices, four lots of midtwentieth century stoneware vases by Hans Coper and Dame Licie Rie realised a collective value of R1 682 464. The day’s bidding highlight was a century-old twelve-light Tiffany Studios Lily floor lamp. Buyers on the floor and phones chased after this work, which was knocked down to a local buyer. The sale price of R500 192 tripled the pre-sale estimate. Twelve lots of rare Cape silver realised R661 792. “The decorative arts significantly contribute to our overall offering,” says Vanessa Phillips, Strauss & Co’s joint managing director. “But this sale was quite extraordinary. Buyer enthusiasm for our quality offerings was visible across the board.”

The next Strauss & Co auction is on 7 November in Johannesburg. Buyer appetite for quality work, a hallmark of Strauss & Co auctions, suggests the company’s November 2010 record of R66 million for a single auction may be surpassed. SA BUSINESS ART | NOVEMBER 2016


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Vladimir Tretchikoff’s legendary ‘Lady of the Orchids’ has elusively resurfaced in Switzerland

Vladimir Tretchikoff (Kazakhstan 1913 – 2006 Cape Town), Lady of the Orchids, 1944, oil on canvas, 98 x 75 cm. Estimate: R 870 000 – R 1 160 000 (CHF 60 000 – 80 000). (CHF 60 000 - 80 000).

as a woman. With each new picture he produced, he wondered if she would like it. Lady of the Orchids is Tretchikoff’s tribute — her fictitious portrait. The sitter for Lady of the Orchids was Leonora Moltema-Salomonson. Half-Indonesian and half-Dutch, Leonora — or Lenka as Tretchikoff affectionately called her — for him, embodied “that intricate blend of the East and the West, the mixing of blood which produces the most beautiful of the world’s women”. Although in Java’s strong Muslim traditions, nudity was seen as taboo, Leonora posed semi-naked for the painting. According to Boris Gorelik, it is one of Tretchikoff’s best paintings from his Javanese period. Leonora’s unflinching belief in his success helped Tretchikoff to persevere. His model and lover, she urged him not to sell his paintings so that he would be able to hold an exhibition after the war. On his departure from Java in 1945, Tretchikoff took his Javanese canvases away with him. Again, The Lady of the Orchids was a rare exception, as the grandfather of the present owner, a Swiss who had moved to Java to work for a Dutch company, bought it directly from the artist in order to support him. The legendary Lady of the Orchids has been in possession of the same family for three generations. Unlike other exceptional Tretchikoff canvases, it has never been exhibited or reproduced before. Schuler Auktionen Seestrasse 341, CH-8038 Zürich +41 43 399 70 10 info@schulerauktionen.ch www.schulerauktionen.ch 14

One of the most significant paintings of Vladimir Tretchikoff will be sold on 16 December by Swiss auction house Schuler in Zurich. Titled Lady of the Orchids, it is estimated at R870,000 – R1,160,000 (CHF 60’000 – 80’000). The story goes that Tretchikoff, who grew up in China, spent the most romantic period of his life in Jakarta during World War II. After a spell as a Japanese prisoner-of-war, he was released by the occupation authorities and allowed to pursue his artistic career in Java. One day, an anonymous admirer sent him a box of orchids. Those flowers, ten times as expensive as roses, were an exorbitant present in a city where everybody eked out the little money they had just to survive. For a few months, Tretchikoff received orchids twice every week. They were so many that they filled the house. The identity of the sender remained a mystery. The shop that delivered the flowers refused to reveal the buyer’s name. Tretchikoff regarded these gifts as an encouragement to continue painting. “Somebody evidently had faith in me”, he remembered. “And it grew to mean so very much, when all around was desolation, poverty and suffering”. He imagined his mysterious benefactor


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Vladimir Tretchikoff (Kazakhstan 1913 – 2006 Cape Town, SA) Lady of the Orchids 1944, oil on canvas 98 x75 cm (detail)

Viewing 3 – 9 December 2016 Auction 16 December 2016 Schuler Auktionen, Seestrasse 341, 8038 Zurich, Switzerland, T + 41 43 399 70 10, info@schulerauktionen.ch, www.schulerauktionen.ch


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Results, highlights and lots to watch

RESULT | Lionel Smit, Portrait of a Young Girl. Sold by Provenance for R143 000 on 5 October 2016.

RUSSELL KAPLAN AUCTIONEERS | JOHANNESBURG 3 December 2016 Corner Garden & Allan Rds, Bordeaux Tel: 011 789 7422 email: rka@global.co.za More info: www.rkauctioneers.co.za

RESULT | Peter Clarke (South African 1929 2014), Sandy Bay, signed and dated Nov. 1969, oil and sand on board, 45 by 60cm. Sold by Stephan Welz & Co. for R 900 000 on 18 October 2016.

STEPHAN WELZ & CO. | JOHANNESBURG 22 & 23 November 2016 South Tower, Nelson Mandela Square Cnr Rivonia Rd & 5th Street, Sandton Tel: 011 880 3125 | email: jhb@ stephanwelzandco.co.za More info: www.stephanwelzandco.co.za

LOT TO WATCH | Alexis Preller, Adam (detail shown here), signed and dated 1969, intaglio, oil on fibre glass, 183 x 91cm. Estimate: R6 500 000-9 000 000

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HIGHLIGHT | Egyptian Limestone Relief, 59 x 34cm.

7 November 2016 The Wanderers Club, Illovo Tel: 011 728 8246 | email: jhb@straussart.co.za More info: www.straussart.co.za

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16 December 2016 Schuler Auktionen, Seestrasse 341, CH-8038 Tel: +41 43 399 70 10 email: info@schulerauktionen.ch More info: www.schulerauktionen.ch

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RESULT | Cecil Skotnes (South African 1926 2009) Shaka Killing the Giant, signed, oil on board, 151 x 120cm. Sold by 5th Avenue Auctioneers for R918 400 on 16 October 2016.

5TH AVENUE AUCTIONEERS | JOHANNESBURG HIGHLIGHT | Derric van Rensburg, Our Rhino, acrylic on canvas, 100cm x 75cm RESULT | Deborah Margaret Bell (South African, born 1957), Road to Damascus. Sold by Bonhams, London for £28,750 (ZAR 503,482) on 6 October 2016.

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Candice Berman “Art became a magic, a timeless space in which I could express my unconscious turmoil. The cathartic release it has afforded me throughout my life has kept me alive.”

Candice Berman is a young gallery owner from Bryanston. One of the fastest developing art establishments in Johannesburg, Candice Berman Fine Art Gallery has proved successful at various prominent art fairs, both in South Africa and abroad. The gallery also represents over 30 quality artists, both emerging and established. “My love for art was brought about through my education, first and foremost. I was fortunate enough to attend the Michael Mount Waldorf School in Bryanston, where the Rudolph Steiner philosophy informs the child’s development through encouraging a full awareness of the human being, so a focus on art and self-expression was instilled in me from a young age. The mentorship of a very special teacher, Mrs Yvonne Louw, helped me develop at my own pace. She took me on as a spiritual-surrogate-daughter. She studied art as a student and so her method of teaching was first and foremost a visual one. The magic that she created in this non-verbal space became a safe-space to which I would escape the world. The power of visual art being unspoken, means it exists primarily outside of time. Words are only meaningful in the concepts they create in our minds. There is an unexplainable power in the unspoken, in the image. It is immediate and cannot be un-seen. Art became a magic, a timeless space in which I could express my unconscious turmoil. The cathartic release 10

it has afforded me throughout my life has kept me alive. My continued perseverance in the philosophy of art allowed me to work part-time in an art gallery. I was mentored by a very strong businesswoman who had then run her own gallery for more than 25 years. I chose to continue full-time instead of pursuing my Masters in English Literature at Wits as there was something enlivening about working with artists and collectors. A few years later I lost someone very close to me to a suicide and my life turned upside down. The tragedy caught me breathless and I struggled to come to terms with the finality of death. I realised that my path was in my control and I had to live to my utmost in order to make the best of it. The partnership offered to me prior to this event had lost its appeal. I was shattered at what had happened and wanted to start fresh. I handed in my resignation and began my own gallery. Fortunately I would not be where I am today without the support of my clients. I have met such incredible people through the gallery. Many of my clients continued to support me and it gives me purpose and meaning to be part of their collection process. I cannot thank enough the amazing people I have met along this journey. My own love for art is continuously renewed by the passionate and tenacious people I meet. Being a young gallerist is Johannesburg is however not glamorous. I often find myself in All Stars hanging SA BUSINESS ART | NOVEMBER 2016


the gallery late at night, or up and down moving and placing art. On my feet the whole day and listening to the constant chirping of the telephone, there is never a dull moment. The team I work with also makes things worthwhile. Jess le Roux has been with me close on two years. A budding artist herself she has brought an exuberance and energy to the gallery with your charm and creativity. Issac Masilo is my right hand man and has been with me from the start. His use of initiative and a can-do attitude keeps the optimism high, so solutions are found to every problem. Recently, Linda Busi Mthombeni joined the team. Her infectious laugh cannot but make you smile and her positivity is truly inspiring. I love coming to work everyday because of the people there. There have been challenges along the way, and I have often felt like I have to prove myself because of my youth. However, people can soon see that my passion for what I do comes from the heart and the confidence I have in my artists and collections hopefully alleviates any uncertainty. I always advise people to buy for their love of art and not only investment value. As our tastes and preferences evolve overtime, we see a parallel development in ourselves and art we can relate to. I love that every person has wildly different tastes and Craig and Carolyn Hutton, with Candice Berman (right)

sometimes people surprise me with their unexpected preferences. The artists I promote are mainly South African. There are incredible things happening in the art world at the moment. For instance, John-Michael Metelerkamp’s distinct style rejects all principles of art. His defiant compositions reject focal point, the rule of thirds and depth of field; yet his paintings are awe-inspiring in their mania. There is a sense of unease and anxiety and yet a calm within the chaos of his works. They embody the timelessness of which I spoke earlier as they transport the viewer to a hypothetical place of terror which immortalises an anxiety with which we are all familiar. Instantly, in an image we are transported and it is within us that the essence of the artwork forever exists. It is not everyday that I get “wowed” by a painter but Metelerkamp’s immersion of trauma I into his works really triggered something in me. I certainly think he is one of the most interesting painters to watch. Look out for details on his upcoming 2017 solo exhibition with us, in further editions of the Art Times magazine. I suppose the magic is in the viewing. Once we assimilate an artist’s visual dialogue through his/her work, we preserve that meaning in a place it can only truly exist – within ourselves.” 11


Young Artists in Business Adriaan Diedericks “I believe the deeper you are in the ocean, the faster you learn to swim.”

Adriaan Diedericks is a 26 year-old sculptor based in Strand (Western Cape), who also happens to runs his own foundry. Still a very young company, Adriaan Diedericks Studios (PTY) Ltd is beginning to cast bronze sculptures not only for the artist himself, but for his associate artists too. “I didn’t have any formal training in or exposure to the processes involved in bronze-casting until I began working for Lionel Smit and delivering moulds to the foundry on his behalf. Fortunately, I am a fast learner and a firm believer in observational learning – a ‘talk less and do more’ approach. I never really considered building a foundry, per se. I just started becoming more and more fascinated by the processes involved and I read extensively about them. The more I read,

the more enchanted I became by the workings within a foundry. I was inspired to make the foundry a reality when I noticed that there was a decline in the quality I was receiving from commercial foundries when presenting them with my own work to cast. I was also starting to wait 8 to 12 weeks for my sculptures to be completed, rather than a more period of 4 to 6 weeks. I also wanted to have more control over the quality of my work, to be more ‘hands-on’ as an artist. I realized that having my own foundry would provide a place for experimentation and play at my own expense, something I couldn’t do at the commercial foundries. Ultimately, I think that it was my inquisitive nature

that drove me the most to embark on this journey. I wanted to see if I was able to do it. I have hard work, optimism, perseverance and a great team to support me, and I have been fortunate enough to sell sculptures occasionally - reinvesting in myself and providing the opportunity to build up an internal support system where my art assists the foundry and the foundry, my art. My team is definitely the backbone of the foundry. Without their skills and hard work, the foundry would not be a reality. I am able to produce a bit more, but at the same time have more responsibilities, more administration and higher risks. I’m still learning a great deal. It should be said that owning and running a foundry is an acquired skill and is not an easy feat at all. It takes a lot of mental planning and consideration of business structure, staff and clients. I take my hat off to the commercial foundries as it surely is a difficult task to maintain. When I started my foundry, I admit that I did not really know what I was doing and it was a daunting endeavor. However, I believe the deeper you are in the ocean, the faster you learn to swim. It was a big risk for me to invest everything I had at that point to get it going, but I felt that being young meant I had nothing (yet) to lose!”

Header: Some of the foundry team (left to right): Enoch Thembani, Sasha Bentley, Iron Mpofu, Adriaan Diedericks & Jaleel Visser Photos supplied by Adriaan Diedericks Studios (PTY) Ltd

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Tumelo Mosaka Photo: Frank Ellis.

Cape Town Art Fair Continues Its International Growth & Appoints a New Curator The highly successful Cape Town Art Fair is returning in February 2017. This 5th edition promises to be bigger and bolder in size and scope, exhibiting an extraordinary blend of top quality contemporary artworks from galleries in Africa and around the world. In keeping with its growth and positioning, the organisers have appointed a chief art curator - globally recognised, South African born curator, Tumelo Mosaka. Mosaka’s curatorial projects have explored global and transnational artistic production especially from Africa, the Caribbean and North America, examining themes such as racial injustice, migration, and identity, some of the most urgent social concerns of our time. His past exhibitions include Andrew Lyght: Full Circle at the Dorsky Art Museum (2016), described by the New York Times as “stunning” and “long overdue”; Poetics of Relation (2015) at the Perez Art Museum in Florida, and the 1st International Biennale of Contemporary Art (BIAC) (2014) in Martinique. He is deeply committed to advancing the 8

ways in which contemporary art stimulates and challenges our worldviews, making him highly capable of curating a programme that will engage Cape Town Art Fair’s local and international visitors. As Art Fair Curator, Mosaka will oversee the fair in its entirety, but his critical knowledge of art and the art world, will be especially apparent in Tomorrows/Today. This section of the fair is dedicated to solo presentations by emerging artists from Africa and its diaspora, all chosen by Mosaka. He will also be using his global network to further develop the already international scope of the Cultural Platforms section and Talks programme. The Art Fair has also appointed its Chief Operating Officer, Laura Vincenti, former project manager of Artissima and one of the key individuals behind the success of CTAF2016. Vincenti and Mosaka will work together to leverage their expertise and international network in taking the fair to the next level. The CTAF2017 edition is expected to reach a new high in contemporary fine art standards and performance.

“By providing a platform to showcase works by both established and emerging Pan-African and diasporic artists and exposing these artists to new local and international audiences and purchasers, the Cape Town Art Fair has the ability to further a sustainable market for the arts on the continent,” explained Vincenti. The 5th edition of the Cape Town Art Fair will be held at the Cape Town International Convention Centre (CTICC) from the 17th to the 19th of February 2017. Produced by Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa (FMEA) of the Fiera Milano Group, one of the world’s leading events companies and the creators of the criticallyacclaimed Italian art fair MIART. “With CTAF being the most important art event on the African continent, we want to consolidate our strategy to grow more and more internationally, ensuring that Cape Town Art Fair is one of the premier appointments on the world contemporary art calendar,” says Maria Chieppa, MD., Fiera Milano Exhibitions Africa. For more information visit www.artfaircapetown.co.za SA BUSINESS ART | NOVEMBER 2016


An upbeat view of Africa Starting out as a small, offshoot African art fair to coincide with the Frieze, 1:54 has quietly grown and placed a very big African footprint on the London show. From a few rooms on one side of Somerset House four years ago, this year’s 1:54 filled almost the entire building. What was most encouraging though, was the clearly affluent, African audience who thronged the place. 1:54 is so-called because there are 54 countries on the African continent. Over the past four years it has become a hugely significant platform for all contemporary African art, with gallerists from Africa, America and Europe taking part. For a continent known for famine, violence and corruption, the themes that emerged from this huge show were surprisingly light and cheerful. There was a sense of humour, a quirkiness and delight in colour, texture and pattern that I have not previously seen in Western art on the same scale. Of course there were comments on war, on issues like the rights of women, but there was also a lot of sheer beauty and wit. It was difficult to keep track of the artists’ origins, with so many galleries from around the world. French-speaking Africa was best-represented, but there were some strong contenders from South Africa. Of course, many of the artists who started life elsewhere, ended up migrating to South Africa. Among those who caught my eye were Michele Mathison, a South African born Zimbabwean whose burnt wood and metal sculptures were strong

symbols of Zimbabwe, and exhibited as they were against a terracotta background, formed a striking image. His interlinking circle of wooden guns was repeated elsewhere in works by Gonçalo Mabunda, who built thrones out of real, decommissioned weapons. Ghanaian, Maurice Mbikayi took over the mantle from El Anatsui’s shimmering bottle cap drapery by creating cloaks from technology junk, such as keyboards and handsets. The results were visually appealing, especially in juxtaposition to a cabaretstyle line-up of top hats and canes. And he was not the only artist to use technology cast-offs. Zimbabwean, Moffat Takadiwa’s graduation gowns had a similar appeal. Two more Ghanaians, Serge Attukwei Clottey created stunning patterns in his wall-hangings constructed from landfill plastic, and Ibrahim Mahama appropriated huge coal sacks. The Nando’s African Collection, rotated between the different UK outlets of the restaurant, featured four artists’ work in different media: Maurice Mbikayi’s photographs, Kagiso Patrick Mautloa’s found objects turned into masks, and Regi Bardavid’s large abstract canvasses with their blocks of saturated colour. The fourth artist, Lizette Chirrime, made use of traditional beadwork to create swirls of decorative designs, bringing a traditional craft right up to date with its story of transformation. South African photographers Gideon Mendel, Jodi Bieber and Justin Dingwall also had work featured. Mendel first made a name for himself as

a ‘struggle’ photographer. Now living in London, his images on show dealt with the ravages of water, salvaged objects and wonderfully fluid visual effects. Bieber’s work on this display dealt with women and how they are portrayed, drawing a neat comparison to Dingwall’s interrogation of the superstitions surrounding albinism. A major solo exhibition of the late Malian photographer Malick Sidibé was included in the fair, and it continues until January 2017. His black and white images chronicled an upbeat nightlife in Bamako from the Sixties, complete with outsize sunglasses, fashionable flares and swirling dancing. The forecourt of Somerset House was invaded by a stark Nubian army of masked men by Caribbean artist Zak Ové, who interestingly, also works in fabric to create multi-coloured, kitsch crochet swirls that couldn’t be more different from his resin sculptures. The first African artist to be given a retrospective by the Tate Modern (in 2013), Ibrahim El Salahi presented his The Arab Spring Notebook at 1:54, a series of small images in his signature style that reflect the turmoil of that period. There were also larger pieces of his on show in various galleries. Perhaps one of the reasons for the existence of so much non-representational art at this iteration of 1:54 can be attributed to the Islamic influence on African art and its historical use of decorative patterning. The use of recycled objects was also a prominent theme, commenting in part on consumerism in modern Africa and the disappearance of tribal traditions.

Nushin Elahi Reports on 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London

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Nushin Elahi is a freelance arts journalist living in London. Her monthly London Letter appeared in the print version of the Art Times until recently. These articles are now included in the magazine’s daily news update, but can also be read on the London Letter website: http://london-letter.com

Images, top row: Left: Creating young audiences Middle: One of Maurice Mbikayi’s witty pieces, Googling My Dreams Right: Gideon Mendel’s photos Images, middle row:

Left: Serge Attukwei Clottey in front of his work Middle: Gonçalo Mabunda’s Untitled Throne, 2015 Right: Detail from Lizette Chirrime’s beadwork Images, bottom row: Left: The forecourt of Somerset House , complete with Zak Ové installation Middle: Nadry Lo’s Victor Team Right: Michele Mathison’s Zimbabwean birds

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