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TRACES OF UNTOLD STORIES

Robyn Denny

 
Curated by Els van Mourik
24 October - 22 November 2020

"Returning to film the chocolate plantation ruins of Príncipe, a tiny island off the western equatorial coast of Africa, was a process of listening to these spaces with my whole nervous system. Standing in the ruins of Roça Sundy, I ‘heard’ slave bells ringing. Rail tracks squealing under freight-loads of cacao destined for world markets. And the markings on the worn, dry, old buildings appeared as stains and scars, remnants of collective memory and loss." - Robyn Denny

Join us for the opening of Robyn Denny's Traces Of Untold Stories on Saturday 24th and Sunday 25th October. The official opening is over two days so that we can give you personal, guided tours of the exhibition in small groups with a maximum of 5 people.
 

Guided tours by the artist

Guided tours with Robyn are on Saturday 24 October between 10.00 and 15.30 
and Sunday 25 October between 10.30 and 13.30.
Please contact the gallery to make your reservation.
Tel +27 010 880 5240 / 5241
gallery@bermancontemporary.co.za

Limited edition prints in support of Fundação Príncipe


Fundação Príncipe is a local NGO based on Príncipe Island (São Tomé & Príncipe, West Africa) with the mission to create economic and social development opportunities, inspiring both current and future generations through - and for - biodiversity conservation.

Robyn Denny’s paintings and accompanying film, was inspired by the ruins of Roça Sundy chocolate plantation on Príncipe. Once a slave colony, Príncipe now constitutes a Unesco Biosphere Reserve, a pristine ecological paradise focused on environmental sustainability, conservation and community building.
 
Proceeds of Denny’s limited edition prints go towards supporting the work of the Fundação Príncipe; guardians of the community and the rainforest. 
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Robyn Denny is a painter and video artist. Denny majored in painting at Michaelis School of Fine Art, Cape Town, then attained a Master of Fine Arts from Goldsmiths College in London, where she graduated primarily in video art. After graduation Denny co-curated JUNCTURE in London and Cape Town, the critically renowned group show, and created her own video-installation for it – Earth, Air, Fire, Water.

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CALENDAR

URBAN MYTHS - AMSTERDAM
A collaboration with Through The Lens Collective 
Curated by Els van Mourik
Amsterdam
3 - 30 October 2020

TRACES OF UNTOLD STORIES
Robyn Denny
Curated by Els van Mourik
24 October - 22 Nov 2020

 


CONTEMPORARY ISTANBUL
Istanbul Convention and Exhibition Centre
14 - 20 Dec 2020

2020 HIGHLIGHTS
A group exhibition highlighting the artists' works from 2020.
Curated by Els van Mourik
28 November - 10 January 2021

ASAP
Artists Solidarity Assistance Project is an initiative to raise funds for the 24 participating artists.
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Cnr Barry Hertzog Ave & Napier Rd
Richmond, Johannesburg
South Africa
gallery@bermancontemporary.co.za
Tel: +27 010 880 5240/5241

 

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