Our journey begins in North Africa. Here artists often work in contexts charged with multiple of constraints. They can easily find themselves in war zones and regions fraught with conflict. These Geographical discords give rise to deeper inner conflicts like a crossroads of tradition or political censorship. As a result North African Artists either have to work in exile or
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Looking back on the past year, it is difficult to disentangle timelines and events while still in the deep fog of a crisis, and yet the steady presence throughout it all is the importance of front-line workers. In her online solo exhibition Stick It, Sue Greeff; South African nurse turned fine artist, offers an opportunity to retrace a personal history of Nursing in South
Rest We find ourselves in one of the most complicated times in history. The convergence and blurring of personal and private worlds alongside the intrusion or integration of professional and public lives inside our homes is situated within a desperate outside world. In order to regroup and reassess, rest is crucial. In our Summer Group Exhibition at Eclectica Contemporary, we gather artists offering
João Ladeira Crossing Over Crossing Over is a solo exhibition by João Ladeira, featuring mixed media works installed on the ground floor of Eclectica Contemporary’s building. Working mostly with brightly coloured Dutch wax fabric that have become ubiquitous across many African countries, Ladiera’s works reflect on these surfaces that have become a contemporary symbol of African attire and textiles and the bodies that
Margins Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Margins, a group show which runs alongside three adjacent curatorial collaborations taking place in the gallery throughout August and September to celebrate Womxn’s Month. As a womxn run and led gallery based in South Africa, August is a focal month in Eclectica Contemporary’s calendar. Our intentions, as a gallery and as a team,
Alice Toich: The relationship between a female painter and her models As part of our Womxn’s Month program, Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Alice Toich: The relationship between a female painter and her models. Alice Toich opens a conversation honouring the relationship between the artist and model in her work and historically. I have been reflecting on the very personal relationship I
Ke Namile As part of our Womxn's Month program, Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Ke Namile, a group show curated by one of our invited collaborators, LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene. They have brought together 7 artists which include: Malwande Mthethwa, Shana-Lee Ziervogel, Elijah Ndoumbé, Lamb of Lemila, Ranji Mangcu and Rona to present a show which confronts gender binarism and
Boni & Wes: Moving backwards is still moving As part of our Womxn’s Month program, Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Boni & Wes: Moving backwards is still moving, which presents an interrogation of space, intimacy, and repetition. Moving backwards still still moving functions as a documentation of the unremitted fluctuation of movement and stillness within the universe, sameness and