Everybody is looking at us

2022-06-20T10:55:22+02:00

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

Everybody is looking at us2022-06-20T10:55:22+02:00

The Repenters

2024-07-03T12:05:51+02:00

The Repenters, a show by Hasan and Husain Essop The Repenters Mask, as noun and verb, is typically understood as a disguise. We hide our faces behind a mask. Or, we better express ourselves in-and-through a mask. Despite the thrill a mask inspires, it is never merely a prosthetic or artificial extension. This is because we are as much extensions of objects, as

The Repenters2024-07-03T12:05:51+02:00

The Baddies of Isandlwana

2024-07-08T12:29:05+02:00

The Baddies of Isandlwana, a solo show by Desire Marea Desire (Duma Buyani) was born in the serene coastal town of Scottburgh, KwaZulu-Natal, in 1991. Today, he makes his home and hones his craft in the vibrant community of Amandawe, within the same province. Orphaned at the tender age of six, Desire was nurtured by a close-knit extended family, whose dynamism and unwavering

The Baddies of Isandlwana2024-07-08T12:29:05+02:00

Yasmine Yacoubi

2024-05-22T15:57:48+02:00

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

Yasmine Yacoubi2024-05-22T15:57:48+02:00

Greywacke

2024-06-21T11:18:30+02:00

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

Greywacke2024-06-21T11:18:30+02:00

Passages

2024-05-13T12:06:59+02:00

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

Passages2024-05-13T12:06:59+02:00

The Venice Biennale 2024: Foreigners Everywhere

2024-04-26T10:36:37+02:00

When I visited Venice eighteen years ago it was overrun with migrants. The experience left a vivid and lasting impression. It also made the invitation to the 60th Venice Biennial all the more ironic, considering the theme "Foreigners Everywhere." Unsurprisingly, numerous pavilions delved into the ongoing impact of colonialism. As for my highlights? They are the Netherlands Pavilion – Ced’art Tamasala – which

The Venice Biennale 2024: Foreigners Everywhere2024-04-26T10:36:37+02:00

Crying In The Club

2024-04-09T08:14:47+02:00

Good Good Boy’s work is multidisciplinary and inspired by the experience and reflection of ‘self’ amidst the swirling influences of the internet, pop culture, social media, socio-politics and intra and interpersonal relationships. Good Good Boy gives this a go through swathes of wild colour and self-deprecating humour - creating works that are playfully chaotic yet vulnerable, naive and sensitive. My work sits at the

Crying In The Club2024-04-09T08:14:47+02:00

The Non-Art Crowd

2024-04-04T15:20:42+02:00

The Non-Art Crowd by Ashraf Jamal African matters, in this case its art, is a fraught wager, given the burden of history, immoral expediency, fetishism, and a greater range of prejudicial and projected perceptions as to what Africa, a benighted continent, might mean for the world. Here, I must show my hand, and return to Steve Bantu Biko’s prophecy, that Africa would give the

The Non-Art Crowd2024-04-04T15:20:42+02:00

Figures (in) Flux: The Future of Portraiture from Africa

2024-03-15T11:42:53+02:00

Figures (In) Flux: The Future of Portraiture from Africa Curated by Nkhensani Mkhari Eclectica Contemporary is thrilled to present Figures (in) Flux: The Future of Portraiture from Africa, curated by Nkhensani Mkhari. The delicate interplay between self-perception and external representation forms a critical lens through which artists navigate their creative trajectory. This dynamic not only shapes individual artistic expression but also fuels broader

Figures (in) Flux: The Future of Portraiture from Africa2024-03-15T11:42:53+02:00

Somewhere in a land of Freedom

2024-03-04T14:41:58+02:00

Somewhere in a land of Freedom Eclectica Contemporary is excited to be collaborating with Morgenster Wine Estate, We will be showcasing a solo presentation by Yasmine Yacoubi at the Estate 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

Somewhere in a land of Freedom2024-03-04T14:41:58+02:00

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