As Cape Town turns to summer, the art world is warming to a new way of exhibiting the talent popping up all around the city. Opting for events that move on almost as soon as they appear, there is a shift away from overlong, classical exhibition structures. 

Friends of Friends and Eclectica Contemporary are coming together to present a pop-up exhibition showcasing a unique variety of art and design in a shared space; Neue Times seeks to disassemble the white cube with a body of work that is sui generis. Manny and the Friends of Friends Soundsystem are set to create a backdrop of sounds ranging from house grooves, funk drive and gentle dub, setting the tone for a unique exhibition experience, right in the heart of Cape Town.

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Alessandro Iovino

For a long time, I have run away from places, from my family. Where I live, colors are dull; grey in winter and way too bright in summer. But the truth is that all of us run away all the time, in order to be able to come back and see things with different eyes, to come back and see them for real.

For me, it is really important to learn how to look at things with new eyes. Not only what appears to us for the first time, but most of all what we are used to seeing every day of our life: people, spaces, trees, expressions. I believe my biggest ambition is to not become accustomed to what I have around me all the time.

Alessandro Iovino | On a Good Day | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Exhibition | Cape Town

USA
2015
Epson enhanced matte photo paper
21 x 29,7cm

Alessandro Iovino | Behind the Bank Series: Po River | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Exhibition | Cape Town

Behind the Bank Series: Po River
2016 – 2017
Film, Epson enhanced matte photo paper
21 x 29,7 cm

Alessandro Iovino | Albow Gardens (II) | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Gallery | Cape Town

Albow Gardens (II)
2018 – 2020
Film, Epson enhanced matte photo paper
21 x 29,7 cm

Alessandro Iovino | Albow Gardens (I) | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Exhibition | Cape Town

Albow Gardens (I)
2018 – 2020
Epson enhanced matte photo paper
21 x 29,7cm

Jordan Schiffer

Jordan Schiffer is a Graphic Designer & Illustrator from Cape Town. Her work displays a love for experimentation and imperfection.

Her designs have a modern twist, with the guidance of nostalgia. Schiffer is driven by creativity and exploration, using bold colors with pattern work to create a distinct look and feel.

Alet Swarts | Margins | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Exhibition | Cape Town

Eye of the Beholder
2021
Digital drawing, risograph print
42 x 29,7 cm

Hussein Salim | Rest | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Exhibition | Cape Town

Self-Reflection
2021
Digital drawing, risograph print
42 x 29,7 cm

Husein Salim | Rest | Eclectica Contemporary | Cape Town

Fall In To Place
2021
Digital drawing, risograph print
42 x 29,7 cm

Husein Salim | Rest | Eclectica Contemporary | Cape Town

Recurring Dream
2021
Digital drawing, risograph print
42 x 29,7 cm

Bradley Vermaak

Vermaak is a multidisciplinary creative, who works mainly in the medium of photography. He thrives on the feeling of making the ordinary extraordinary, seeing the beauty in everyday life.

Kagiso Reuben | Home | Eclectica contemporary | Art gallery | Cape Town

Golden
2020
Epson enhanced matte photo paper
29,7 x 21 cm

Kagiso Reuben | Home | Eclectica contemporary | Art gallery | Cape Town

Honey
2020
Epson enhanced matte photo paper
29,7 x 21 cm

Kagiso Reuben | Youth League | Eclectica contemporary | Art gallery | Cape Town

Dusk
2020
Epson enhanced matte photo paper
42 x 29,7 cm

Alexander Kibble

Based between Cape Town and Berlin, photography has been a part of Alexander Kibble’s life ever since a camera fell into his hands at the age of 10. Now, he seeks to capture nature, its elements, and people of the world within them.

Kino Hogan | Taking a quick break | Eclectica contemporary | Art gallery | Cape Town

Shape of Nature
2020
35mm film, Epson enhanced matte photo paper
40 x 30 cm

Kino Hogan | Those warm evenings | Eclectica contemporary | Art gallery | Cape Town

Apostles
2018
35mm film, Epson enhanced matte photo paper
40 x 30 cm

Kino Hogan | Rest | Eclectica Contemporary | Cape Town

Atlantic
2021
35mm film, Epson enhanced matte photo paper
40 x 30 cm

Emma Blencowe | Margins | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Exhibition | Cape Town

Form
2019
35mm film, Epson enhanced matte photo paper
40 x 30 cm

Kino Hogan | Rest | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Exhibition | Cape Town

Gyata
2020
35mm film, Epson enhanced matte photo paper
40 x 30 cm

Luke Doman

Luke Doman is a Cape Town based artist who found his way to photography through skateboarding and a passion for clothing.

He’d rather make and show his work, instead of talking about it.

Khalid Abdel Rhaman | Untitled blue | Eclectica contemporary | Art gallery | Cape Town

Untitled 3
2021
Inkjet on archival paper
Edition 1 of 10
59,4 x 42 cm

Khalid Abdel Rhaman | Untitled pink | Eclectica contemporary | Art gallery | Cape Town

Untitled 4
2021
Inkjet on archival paper
Edition 1 of 10
59,4 x 42 cm

LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene

LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene was born in Gaborone, Botswana, and holds a Master of Fine Art (New Media) from the University of Cape Town. Their work is a determined effort to bypass cultural censorship and to counteract the restrictions of toxic traditionalism, producing an elusive critique of state machinery and sociological constructions. Makgekgenene’s work engages with the evolution of Botswana’s women’s movements while exploring – specifically for black women – alternative points of access to critical and radical pedagogies.

Nina Holmes | Margins | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Exhibition | Cape Town

Go Kopaka Ga Go Tshedise Pitsa I
2020
Digital photomontage on Epson enhanced matte with archival inks
Edition of 5 + 2AP
84 x 59 cm

Yasmine Yacoubi | Reverie I | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Gallery | Cape Town

Go Kopaka Ga Go Tshedise Pitsa II
2021
Digital photomontage on Epson enhanced matte with archival inks
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
59 x 84 cm

Yasmine Yacoubi | Meditation I Eclectica Contemporary | Art Gallery | Cape Town

MmaMolao Portrait
2020
Digital photomontage on Epson enhanced matte with archival inks
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
100 x 80 cm

Yasmine Yacoubi | Eclectica Contemporary| Art Gallery |Cape Town

Mokapelo Portrait
2021
Digital photomontage on Epson enhanced matte with archival inks
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
100 x 80 cm

Yasmine Yacoubi | Eclectica Contemporary| Art Gallery |Cape Town

Moikemelanosi Portrait
2020
Digital photomontage on Epson enhanced matte with archival inks
Edition of 5 + 2 AP
100 x 80 cm

Williams Chechet

Williams Chechet is a visual artist born in Kano, and raised in Kaduna in Northern Nigeria. Chechet is interested in popular images that circulate in our culture, focusing on cultural iconography of the African society through a Pop Art lens. Isolating photographs on a coloured, flattened plane, the images are taken out of context and overlapped with colorful accessories. His work pays homage to the Pop Art movement of the 1960s, with references to artists such as Andy Warhol and Jean Michel Basquiat. Chechet obtained a BA/BSc in Industrial Design from Ahmadu Bello University, Zaria.

Nina Holmes | Margins | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Exhibition | Cape Town

No Days Off for Heroes
2019
Archival giclée print on paper Edition of 10
61 x 61 cm

Yasmine Yacoubi | Reverie I | Eclectica Contemporary | Art Gallery | Cape Town

Watch the Throne
2020
Archival giclée print on paper Edition of 5
100 x 120 cm

Yasmine Yacoubi | Meditation I Eclectica Contemporary | Art Gallery | Cape Town

What is Your Dream
2020
Archival giclée print on paper Edition of 5
125 x 100 cm

Yasmine Yacoubi | Eclectica Contemporary| Art Gallery |Cape Town

Alkebulan
2020
Archival giclée print on paper Edition of 5
100 x 125 cm