EXHIBITIONS AND ART FAIRS

CALENDAR

tanya bonello
27 June - 27 July 2020
27 June - 27 July 2020
SEE THE WORLD

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 Turbine Art Fair
27 August - 2 September 2020
27 August - 2 September 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.
1 August - 12 September 2020
1 August - 12 September 2020
GROUP EXHIBITION

THE NEW VANGUARD

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.
Chrisel Attewell
19 Sept - 17 October 2020
19 Sept - 17 October 2020
SOLO EXHIBITION

CHRISÉL ATTEWELL

“I work in multiple mediums, including experimental printmaking, sculpting, painting and installation. My work often explores different ways in which energies, moments, memories and histories can be captured, documented and preserved. The work is very experimental in nature and often takes a performative approach to the process of making. In this, there are initial intentions, but there is an overlapping of uncontrolled processes. These processes ricochet off one another within my different mediums where a shared language emerges from the collective of my work”.
24 October - 22 November 2020
24 October - 22 November 2020
Traces of Untold Stories

Robyn Denny

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.
28 November 2020 - 4 January 2021
28 November 2020 - 4 January 2021
collaboration

Urban Myths

A collaboration with Through the Lens Collective Johannesburg Curated by Els van Mourik At Berman Contemporary
contemporary istanbul
14 - 20 December 2020
14 - 20 December 2020

Contemporary Istanbul

Contemporary Istanbul is the leading annual art fair in Turkey, situated at the meeting point of Europe and Asia in one of the great cities of the world. Contemporary Istanbul takes place each September and offers a platform for the city’s thriving art scene, growing art market and collector base, as well as an access point to the best contemporary art from the wider region.