Yinka Shonibare CBE, African Library, 2018-2 at Norval Foundation
Yinka Shonibare CBE, African Library, 2018-2 at Norval Foundation

Trade Winds by Yinka Shonibare is just one of the many highlights included in the Summer 2019 Exhibitions of the Norval Foundation.

February 2019 certainly is an exciting month for the arts in South Africa. For the duration of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair, all Norval Foundation members get 20% off ICTAF tickets, and likewise, all ICTAF ticket holders get 20% off admission and membership at Norval Foundation.

This month sees four new exhibitions open at the Steenberg venue from 13 February 2019. This includes a reception featuring a walkabout and catalogue signing with Ghanaian artist Ibrahim Mahama on 17 February at 12pm.

Four new shows and new large-scale garden sculpture

On the Mines: David Goldblatt (permanent acquisition)
13 February 2019 – 11 August 2019

Labour of Many: Ibrahim Mahama
13 February 2019 – 11 August 2019

Trade Winds: Yinka Shonibare CBE (Accompanied by Wind Sculpture (SG III) in the Sculpture Garden)
13 February – 26 August 2019

Collector’s Focus: Nudes in the Sanlam Art Collection
13 February 2019 – 13 May 2019

Norval Foundation has made a permanent acquisition of Shonibare’s monumental Wind Sculpture (SG) III – a first for the African continent. Says CEO Elana Brundyn, “Norval Foundation is proud to host Yinka Shonibare’s Wind Sculpture (SG) III. A first for our continent. The foundation celebrates the experience of art with an appreciation for nature, and to have this important piece in our Sculpture Garden will add another layer to the richness of our community and especially to the future of our children.”

Shonibare adds, “I am thrilled that Wind Sculpture (SG) III has been acquired by the Norval foundation bringing visibility to my work in Africa. The principle of this acquisition will resonate far beyond the institution itself. I can’t tell you how proud I am”.

About the Collector’s Focus

This is a series of exhibitions and talks that highlight the role of collectors of visual art and design in shaping culture. It was established by Brundyn to recognise the unique contributions that collectors play in the preservation and evolution of culture.

Norval Foundation continues to work with a broad range of local, national and international collections, owned by private individuals and corporate organisations, to consider their impact on knowledge and research in the arts.

The objects selected for display from these collections will predominantly be from the 20th and 21st centuries, and will be presented within dynamic exhibitions which highlight the collector’s or organisation’s particular viewpoint on visual art and design. Special attention will be paid to the context of collecting and how it may have informed what objects were acquired. Both internal and external curators are invited to work with a collection that Brundyn identifies in consultation with that curator.

Talks with collectors, artists, designers, curators, academics and cultural practitioners will provide a range of perspectives on the role of the collector within society.

For their concerts, talks and events programme see the Norval Foundation’s programme calendar.

Norval Foundation: Norval Foundation Exhibitions 2018 – 2019
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