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With an increasing focus on African Art around the world, Eclectica Contemporary aims to present a carefully selected and focused collection of art from the continent that interrogates the issues facing us in a globalized world. The art at Eclectica often shows practices and materials familiar from art history but which push these boundaries and explore uncharted territories of representation, technique and theory.

Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Eclectica Contemporary sees itself as an African gallery with an international vision. We celebrate the diversity and depth of art making on our continent while aiming to contextualize this for a growing global market.

Our program of exhibitions shows a mix of solo shows by gallery artists alongside curated group shows. In addition, the Eclectica Contemporary exhibition space has facilities for experimental, new media and project-based works.

“When words become unclear, I shall focus with photographs. When images become inadequate, I shall be content with silence.”
“There is only you and your camera. The limitations in your photography are in yourself, for what we see is what we are.”
“Black and white are the colors of photography. They symbolize the alternatives of hope and despair to which mankind is subjected.”

Everybody is looking at us

June 2nd, 2022|Tags: , , , , , , , |

At no point in the history of painting has the black body been so exalted, fetishized, or scrutinised. I believed the matter to be one driven by colonial guilt, the attrition of white mythological power, and, in lieu of a more hybrid and global grasp of humanity, the need for revisionism. This greater inclusivity is certainly the case, but so is the ongoing commodification

Yasmine Yacoubi

May 22nd, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Yasmine Yacoubi Yasmine Yacoubi is an artist with a rich and diverse background, having lived across four continents, which has deeply influenced her artistic journey. Growing up between Dresden and Casablanca, and later living in places like France, Australia, Chile, and presently South Africa, has expanded her sensitivity and connection to the world. Yacoubi’s artistic exploration began in 1997, and since then, she


May 22nd, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Greywacke Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to present Greywacke, a solo show by Jacobus Kloppers. The title Greywacke embodies the essence of this exhibition, drawing from the stone formation utilised by early Dutch and British colonisers in the construction of iconic architectural marvels. The dense, dark grey stone, adorned with white feldspar crystal lines and red ochre quartz layers, serves as both canvas and


May 10th, 2024|Tags: , , , , |

Passages Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to present Passages, the second iteration of our collaboration with Morgenster Wine Estate, showcasing works by Nina Holmes. The exhibition opens on Saturday, 11 May 2024 at Morgenster Wine Estate, Vergelegen Avenue, Off Lourensford Rd, Somerset West, Cape Town. The process of altering or intervening to create work is a significant quality of Nina Holmes’ practice, and she often

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