Walkabout with Thonton Kabeya, Wits Art Museum
Cnr Jorissen and, Bertha St, Braamfontein
9 September 2023
Thonton Kabeya’s exhibition Introspect at Wits Art Museum offers an engaging immersion into the artist’s world through his multimedia artworks that combine images of the artist’s lived reality with glimpses of his inner world. Created over the decade that DRC-born Kabeya has lived in Johannesburg, the large, highly textured paintings and assemblages depict dense urban scenes of people, pavements and high-rise buildings, while smaller paintings of couples dancing and children paying provide more intimate presentations of day-to-day life. Powerful, dark images of figures and faces ground the exhibition that together presents the richness of being human, and African specifically.
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Collection tour of Anglo American
144 Oxford Rd, Rosebank
8 September 2023
The Anglo American art and object collection is a combination of art collected over several decades through four different companies: Anglo American, de Beers Group, Anglo American Platinum and Kumba Iron Ore.
The collection comprises of 3600 works, with around 1000 pieces in the collection on display at the newly commissioned Rosebank offices. Although vast, the collection experienced an acquisition hiatus from the early 2000s until 2021 creating a significant gap in the collection’s representation of contemporary art. The collection now has a dedicated curator, Megan Scott, tasked with its cataloguing and digitisation, opening an exciting new chapter which will see the gradual procurement of significant works that reflect our contemporary South African and African art world.