Norval Foundation: The Latest Exhibitions Showcasing SA Art

Norval Foundation: The Latest Exhibitions Showcasing SA Art

This world-class art and design destination is hosting four unique exhibitions, featuring some of our country’s top visual artists.

In the heart of the Steenberg wetlands, the world-class Norval Foundation is proud to announce its latest series of exhibitions, featuring talented African artists Jackson Hlungwani, Athi-Patra Ruga and Zanele Muholi. Under the guidance of executive director Elana Brundyn, each body of work is a fresh, unique and contemporary visual journey.

Alt and Omega: Jackson Hlungwani

Norval Exhibition Alt and Omega
Merwelene van der Merwe

Curated by Nessa Leibhammer, Amos Letsoalo and Karel Nel, this exhibition celebrates the acclaimed works of the late South African artist Jackson Hlungwani and his exploration of Christianity. Expressed through sculptural works, Hlungwani’s art creates an innovative visual language that integrates popular culture with traditions of Tsonga-Shangaan wood carving and biblical narratives with African spirituality.
Date 2 September 2020 – 26 July 2021

iiNyanga Zonyaka: Athi-Patra Ruga

Norval Exhibition iiNyanga Zonyaka
Mike Hall

Hosted in Norval Foundation’s triple-volume atrium, Athi-Patra Ruga’s ambitious project is conceived in three parts, telling a pilgrimage–style tale of a young Xhosa woman who leaves her rural life behind for urban success. Curated by Khanyisile Mbongwa and expressed through the unique medium of stained-glass windows, the exhibition explores Southern African cosmology and black, femme lived experiences within the modernised world.
Date 2 September 2020 – 26 July 2021
Good to know On 21 March 2021, The Archive and Talk will host a discussion where both curator and artist will unpack the conceptual framework of the exhibition.

And Then You See Yourself: Zanele Muholi

Norval Exhibition And Then You See Yourself
Mike Hall

With a self-proclaimed mission to challenge the dehumanisation of the LGBTQI+ community, Zanele Muholi’s portraiture series offers a personal look into the resistance at the height of hate crimes in both South Africa and beyond. Curated by Owen Martin and Khanya Mashabela, the exhibition explores the evolution of Muholi’s work as a visual activist and photographer from the early 2000s to the present.
Date 2 September 2020 – 18 January 2021

Recent Acquisitions by The Homestead Collection

Norval Exhibition: Recent Acquisitions by The Homestead Collection
Mike Hall

This series of artworks offers an inside look to the ever-changing identity of the Homestead Collection housed at Norval Foundation – a mixture of African artworks from the 20th and 21st century. Curated by Owen Martin, Khanya Mashabela and Karel Nel, Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection is exhibited across four groupings, each display offers its own unique insight into the constantly evolving artistic language of visual artists in Africa.
Date 2 September 2020 – 18 January 2021

Norval Foundation Sculpture Garden

Norval Exhibitions Sculpture Garden

In addition to the marvellous art inside, visitors to Norval should definitely take a stroll through the Sculpture Garden. Surrounded by indigenous flora indigenous, the artworks by artists from Southern Africa and the African diaspora have been carefully placed, using the contours of the garden to hide and reveal.

Works currently on show include Yinka Shonibare’s Wind Sculpture SG (III), Michele Mathison’s Volition, Nandipha Mntambo’s Ophelia and Joni Brenner’s Kin, among others. The World on its Hind Legs, William Kentridge’s 4.3-metre-high steel sculpture, is the latest addition to the Sculpture Garden.

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