EXHIBITIONS AND ART FAIRS

CALENDAR

30 April - 27 May 2020
30 April - 27 May 2020
Chrisél Attewell | Ingrid Bolton | Marian Hester| Stefan Blom

Learning To Breathe Differently

Berman Contemporary’s The New Vanguard is a mentoring group for artists with emerging practices. We create opportunities for them such as curated exhibitions, art fairs and coaching.
tanya bonello
July 2020
July 2020
Solo Exhibition

Tanya Bonello

Curated by Els van Mourik
“The gypsum and synthetic gold and silver leaf, by virtue of their nature, will continue to transform or change – they are representative of the maxim ‘all is in a state of flux’. The geometry signifies that which we know – the fathomable – whilst the writing appears to be unfathomable as a known language, and as such is representative of that which we do not know or that which we cannot describe in words.”
RMB TURGINE ART FAIR
9 - 12 July 2020
9 - 12 July 2020
8th edition

RMB Turbine Art Fair

RMB Turbine Art Fair (RMB TAF) is a unique South African Art fair that brings together exhibitors from around the country to present, sell and celebrate works. The fair is the epicentre of emerging art in South Africa. It presents a space for the showcasing of established and new talent in an environment that is immersive, accessible and inclusive.
August 2020
August 2020
The New Vanguard Group

#ARTladies

Curated by Els van Mourik Berman Contemporary’s The New Vanguard is a mentoring group for artists with emerging practices. We create opportunities for them such as curated exhibitions, art fairs and coaching.
September 2020
September 2020
Chrisél Attewell & Barbara Schroeder

Earth, Wind and Fire

Curated by Els van Mourik
Chrisél Attewell worked together with French artist Barabara Schroeder on a collaborative body of work during their 4 week stay at the Entabeni Artist Residency in Knysna during August 2019. The interesting pairing of these two artists continues with the exhibition Earth, Wind and Fire.
Chrisél Attewell works in multiple mediums, including experimental printmaking, sculpting, painting and installation. Her work often explores different ways in which energies, moments, memories and histories can be captured, documented and preserved.
October 2020
October 2020
Robyn Denny

Traces of Untold Stories

Curated by Els van Mourik
The geological foundations of Príncipe, this island in the Gulf of Guinea, and its larger younger sibling to the south-west – São Tomé – were laid millions of years ago by an effulgence of volcanic lava.
The second layering is the visible verdant growth which – midwifed by the ultra-rich volcanic soil and equatorial climate – became a thick carpet of rain forest. The islands remained uninhabited until Portugal’s maritime explorers landed in 1471 and began a gradual and ultimately ruthless process of colonisation. By the 16th century, this tiny archipelago off the western equatorial coast of Central Africa was a vital commercial centre for the Atlantic slave trade.
The works in this series emerged from a deep well of reflection as I travelled throughout these islands, up through the layers of collective memory and loss; industrial decomposition and natural renewal; painful enslaved extraction and fecund yield.
November 2020
November 2020
collaboration

Urban Myths

A collaboration with Through the Lens Collective Johannesburg Curated by Els van Mourik At Berman Contemporary