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SUN IN YOUR EYES

2 - 31 October 2021

Amogelang Maepa | DuduBloom More | Hazel Mphande

 
Curated by Els van Mourik

Berman Contemporary is proud to present SUN IN YOUR EYES, an exhibition running parallel to 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, featuring three female South African artists: Amogelang Maepa, DuduBloom More and Hazel Mphande.
 
These three emerging artists are united through their playful and investigational processes, each artist pushing the limitations of unconventional composition, subject matter, and materiality. SUN IN YOUR EYES captures their everyday and ongoing experiences as young black woman.
 
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SUN IN YOUR EYES OPENING


I loved the joyful and relaxed opening of the SUN IN YOUR EYES exhibition at Berman Contemporary today. Due to the still ongoing travel restrictions to the UK, the 3 artists Amogelang Maepa, Hazel Mphande, DuduBloom More and the team came up with the idea to develop a playful exhibition which runs parallel to
1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London. All works were produced in 4 weeks time.
I love it when contemporary art embraces the element of play. Artists seek out creative strategies to address aesthetic and conceptual issues in order to create engaging and entertaining works of art. While making art is a serious undertaking, any artist will tell you that if it becomes too serious they’re not having fun anymore. Unless you’re painting by numbers, all art making combines a playful engagement with materials and subject matter.

- Els van Mourik Senior Curator

GALLERY NEWS

Berman Contemporary is proud to participate in 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair in London, featuring three female South African artists: Amogelang Maepa, DuduBloom More and Hazel Mphande.

1-54 Art Fair returns to London for the ninth edition of the fair at Somerset House 14 – 17 October 2021.

This edition will feature work from 48 leading international galleries from 23 countries across Europe, Africa and North America. Among the exhibitors this year are 20 galleries from Africa, a record number of galleries from the continent, and of the 48 exhibitors, 14 galleries will be welcomed to the London fair for the first time.
 

VIP & Press previews
10:00-20:00 Thursday 14 and Friday 15 October

Public Dates
10:00-20:00 Saturday 16 October
10:00-18:00 Sunday 17 October

From Thursday 14 – Sunday 31 October 2021, works from 1-54 will be available to purchase and view on Artsy for an extended period of time following the close of the official show.
 

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ON SITE COVID SAFETY REGULATIONS
- Hands-free ticketing system
- One-way circuit through the fair
- Face masks are encouraged
- Designated hand-sanitising stations
- Limited capacity control at all times
Please note, all guests are encouraged to either be vaccinated or to have received a negative COVID-19 test result within 24 hours prior to attendance.

UPCOMING EXHIBITION

THE NEW VANGUARD

6 - 28 November 2021
Curated by Els van Mourik

Gina van der Ploeg | Hazel Mphande | Katlisho Tleane | Natalie de Morney | Nomfundo Mkhize | Tré Mkhabela

ARTIST NEWS

ODETTE GRASKIE

Drawing Session | Pretoria
9 October 2021
11:00am - 14:00pm

Join Odette Graskie for her popular drawing session at
The Viewing Room Gallery
492 Fehrsen Street, Brooklyn, Pretoria

No RSVP needed, walk-ins allowed
 

GINA VAN DER PLOEG

Interlude | 5 - 12 October

Gina van der Ploeg is currently participating in the group exhibition Interlude in Cape Town at 196 Victoria, Woodstock Cape Town. 
Join her this Saturday for an exhibition walkabout. Email 2021.sessions@gmail.com if you would like to attend.

 

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DEWALD BRUWER | KATLISHO TLEANE | SIMPHIWE MAJOZI | TRÉ MKHABELA
8 October - 5 November 2021

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UNSEEN NARRATIVES 


CHRISÉL ATTEWELL & ROBYN DENNY
17 September - 16 October 2021

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ASAP 2021

The Covid-19 global pandemic affects all artists in South Africa.

In 2020 Candice Berman formed the novel relief programme Artists Solidarity Assistance Project 2020 dedicated to South African visual artists. Just over a year later, the initiative is still thriving and the proceeds from the edition sales have greatly assisted these artists with financial relief allowing them to pay studio and other living expenses.

Owing to the success of this initiative Candice has extended the project to the ASAP 2021 with a New Collection of images. We have collaborated with 30 visual fine artists and have put together a new selection of 30 images. The art proceeds will be split equally between 30 artists and are paid out monthly. These are limited edition prints which commemorate the ongoing impact of Covid-19. It is a positive contribution to supporting and standing together with our artists during this time. Each archival inkjet image is an edition of 50, printed onto Felix Schoeller True Fibre paper. 

Please support us in our solidarity initiative to raise funds for the 30 participating artists. Add or start your collection NOW!

A Candice Berman Initiative

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SUN IN YOUR EYES
DuduBloom More | Amogelang Maepa | Hazel Mphande
Curated by Els van Mourik
2 - 31 October 2021

1-54 LONDON
DuduBloom More | Amogelang Maepa | Hazel Mphande
Curated by Els van Mourik
14 - 17 October 2021

THE NEW VANGUARD
Group exhibition
Curated by Els van Mourik
6 - 28 November 2021

ANNUAL SUMMER SHOW
Group exhibition with represented and associated artists.
Curated by Els van Mourik
4 December 2021 - 30 January 2022

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