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HATCHED | ROBYN DENNY & MAMELA NYAMZA


Curated by Els van Mourik
12 March – 17 April 2022
 
A riveting encounter with Mamela Nyamza’s critically acclaimed, autobiographical, tour de- force dance performance – HATCHED – sparked in Robyn Denny, the idea for an enduring cross-disciplinary collaborate on with this renowned performing artist from Gugulethu.

For Robyn and Mamela, complex ties to their late mothers, and an appreciation for the phoenix-like capacity of women’s bodies to alchemise the base metal of patriarchy, formed the basis for their creative synergy. The immersive experience of this series paired Robyn Denny’s richly dynamic inks with Nyamza’s performance in their collaborative film.

The exhibition is currently on show at Berman Contemporary, as well as online on ARTSY.

 
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UPCOMING EXHIBITION

BREAKING THE MOULD is a group exhibition consisting of nine artists. Each work exemplifies the title of the exhibition: BREAKING THE MOULD.

Curator, Els van Mourik has selected artists from South Africa, who are working in a variety of methods; from mixed-media, performance, ceramics, installation, and painting. These artists reflect new ideas, challenge old norms, demonstrate new aesthetics, which convey personal stories and discourse that is happening in South Africa.


GALLERY NEWS

1-54 NEW YORK | DUDUBLOOM MORE | MAY 2022


Curated by Els van Mourik

This year, Berman Contemporary will be participating in 1:54 Contemporary African Art Fair in NEW YORK. We are thrilled to present: DUDUBLOOM MORE with a SOLO BOOTH.
 

ATHENKOSI KWINANA

We would like to welcome Athenkosi Kwinana, our latest artist to join Berman Contemporary.

Athenkosi Kwinana (b.1995), is a visual artist based in Johannesburg who is focusing on drawing and printmaking.  She graduated in 2017 with a National Diploma in Fine Art then in 2018 with a Bachelor of Technology in Fine Arts at the Walter Sisulu University in the Eastern Cape. In 2019, Athenkosi started her Masters in Fine Arts at (UJ) University of Johannesburg and graduated in 2022.

In 2018, Athenkosi participated in two group shows: Finding Albus and the Annual Art Exhibition held at Ann Bryant Gallery. In 2021 she showcased in a group show, Trail & Error held at Art and Collect Gallery 37 and in 2022, Athenkosi exhibited at the Constitutional Hill with her Solo exhibition titled: Reimagining Albus. As of 2022 Athenkosi Kwinana  is represented by Berman Contemporary.
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OUPA SIBEKO

We would like to welcome Oupa Sibeko, our latest associated artist to join Berman Contemporary.

Oupa Sibeko (b.1992) is an interdisciplinary artist whose work move between theatrical, gallery, scholarly and other public contexts, overtly dealing with matter and politics of the body as a site of contested works. Enabling opportunities for affective and relational encounters using ritualistic performance and play, he seeks to critically engage approaches to the body, particularly the black male body, the history of representation and the ways in which certain subjectivities have been (and are) figured, (black) pain, (black) spectacle, (black) negation, and the ethical implications of reimaging and re-enacting pain.

Sibeko was awarded a Mail & Guardian top 200 and David Koloane award in 2019. He has taken part in group and solo shows in Namibia at the National Art Gallery of Namibia, Wits TPO Gallery, Wits Art Museum, Room Gallery, Melville Art Project, Greatmore Studios in Cape Town, The Freezer Hostel and Theatre in Iceland and Art Room in Parkhurst. In 2021, Oupa graduated with a Master of Fine Arts from the University of Witwatersrand, whilst performing in various exhibitions both locally and abroad. Sibeko first performed Black is Blue at the University of Witwatersrand in 2019, then again in 2021 at Nel Gallery in Cape Town, as well as La Frische Bell di Mai in France and the National Arts Festival in Makana.
 

THE INVESTEC CAPE TOWN ART FAIR IS BACK FOR A HYBRID EDITION
- ARTSKOP

Featuring: DuduBloom More

After the cancellation of the 2021 physical edition due to the Covid19 pandemic and the numerous confinements that followed, the largest contemporary art fair on the African continent, Investec Cape Town Art Fair (contemporary art fair in Cape Town), returns to its usual location, the International Convention Center in Cape Town, from Friday 18 to Sunday 20 February 2022. (article is in French but can be translated)
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ARTIST NEWS

DUDUBLOOM MORE

The Klein Karoo Nasionale Kunstefees (abbreviated to KKNK) is a national arts festival, presenting classical music, as well as several arts education, audience, and community development programmes.

29 March – 3 April 2022

Featuring: DuduBloom More

HAZEL MPHANDE

International Woman's Day: In appreciation for all the artist that Through The Lens Collective have worked with over the past 3 years and all those still to come.

8 March 2022

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NATALIE DE MORNEY

Natalie de Morney is featured in Creative Feel magazine. Natalie is a contemporary artist born in Cape Town and raised in Elsies River, a township in the Cape Flats in South Africa. A successful civil engineer until at the age of 33, De Morney left this career behind to follow her passion of becoming an artist.

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GINA VAN DER PLOEG

Tankwa Artscape residency 2022 - Gina van der Ploeg decided to weave within rocks. She walks out into the desert in the morning and weaves her way from rock to rock creating exquisite pieces


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CALENDAR

BREAKING THE MOULD
Group exhibition with represented and associated artists.
Curated by Els van Mourik
23 April - 29 May 2022

 
WORK IN PROGRESS
Chrisél Attewell and Gina van der Ploeg
Curated by Els van Mourik
28 May – 26 June 2022


 
1:54 CONTEMPORARY AFRICAN ART FAIR | NEW YORK
DuduBloom More
Curated by Els van Mourik
19th to the 22nd May 2022

 
THE ANNUAL WINTER SHOW
Group exhibition with represented and associated artists.
Curated by Morgan Kunhardt
16 July – 7 August 2022


 
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