9-11 November 2018
Barnard is please to announce its participation in the third edition of AKAA (Also Known as Africa) in Paris from 9-11 November where it will present paintings by Richard Mudariki, Tom Cullberg, Robyn Penn, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Alexia Vogel, Sarah Biggs, Alex Emsley and Katherine Spindler alongside photography by Alastair Whitton and Lien Botha.
Barnard is pleased to announce the sale of Richard Mudariki’s painting At the Art Fair (2015) at Sotheby’s London. The painting, consigned by a private collection in Germany, was included in the Modern & Contemporary African Art auction on 16 October and sold above its estimate. For the auction result click here.
Running concurrently with the artist’s solo exhibition Maonero Angu (My Reality II) at Barnard Cape Town is the survey show of contemporary Zimbabwean painting entitled ‘Five Bhobh: Painting at the End of an Era’ at Zeitz MOCAA featuring large scale canvases by Mudariki. The exhibition was recently reviewed by Claire Keeton from the Sunday Times. View the review
Barnard will present works by Richard at ‘AKAA: Also Known as Africa‘ in Paris from 9-11 November during which time the artist will contribute to a panel discussion examining the place of African contemporary art in the global market at UNESCO. The discussion will be moderated by Hannah O’Leary, Director and Head of Modern and Contemporary African Art at Sotheby’s London and will include panelists Azu Nwagbogu, Curator, Founder and Director of the African Artists’ Foundation and of the Lagos Photo Festival; Victoria Mann, Founder, AKAA: Also Known as Africa Fair, Paris; Ayo Adeyinka, Curator, Art Consultant and Founder of Tafeta Gallery, London and Salimata Diop, Director of the Museum of Photography in Saint-Louis amongst others.
Join us tonight from 18:30 onwards for the opening of the solo exhibition Maonero Angu (My Reality II) by Richard Mudariki. While the artist often tackles societal issues and public personas, rendering them in absurdist, theatrical milieus, his work nevertheless always maintains a highly personal dimension, providing a space for personal reflection and examination. In moving away from classical allusions and into the more intimate space of the artist studio, Maonero Angu (My Reality II) re-orientates the artist on-going discussion on the nature of painting into a more personal, self-assured space, allowing the viewer a window into the processes of creation and inspiration.
The exhibition will be opened by Pulane Tshabalala Kingston, Art Basel Global Patron, Member of the Zeitz MOCAA Advisory Board & Tate Modern African Art Acquisition Committee.
Barnard is proud to have recently launched the gallery’s10th publication Finding New Life in an Old Form by Tom Cullberg. This limited edition (100 copies) and signed publication includes texts by Andrew Lamprecht and Sean O’Toole. For more information or to purchase a copy please contact email@example.com
Work by Richard Mudariki is currently included in the group exhibition Five Bhob – Painting At the End of an Era at Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA) curated by Tandazani Dhlakama. The exhibition features twenty-nine artists from Zimbabwe. In various ways they mark the end of an era, offering foresight into an alternative dispensation. Painting has a long history in Zimbabwe. In its broadest sense, it can be defined as the application of pigment on a surface or the manipulation of materials that are traditionally associated with painting. This exhibition provides a synopsis of the medium as it applies to Zimbabwe today, challenging traditional ideas around how painting is defined. In some cases, the painting is stripped to its most basic form, exposing threadbare canvas. At other times, paint is mixed into substances such as silicone, synthetic hair, and wood. For decades, artists from Zimbabwe have manipulated this medium as a way of subtly articulating complex issues, speaking in intricate, allegorical codes.
The exhibition runs until 31 March 2019.
Barnard is pleased to announce its participation in the third edition of AKAA (Also Known As Africa). The art fair will take place at Le Carreau du Temple in Paris from 9 -11 November 2018. Barnard will present work by Richard Mudariki, Tom Cullberg, Lien Botha, Alastair Whitton, Katherine Spindler, Robyn Penn, Sarah Biggs, Alex Emsley, Jaco van Schalkwyk and Alexia Vogel.
Work by Jaco van Schalkwyk will be included in the group exhibition Beyond troubled water(s) curated by Indra Wussow in Bali, Indonesia. South African artists including Indra Wussow, Chris Seol, Gustaf Tempelhoff and Elizabeth van der Wath will collaborate with various Balinese artists on the topic of plastic pollution in the ocean. The exhibition will open on 27 October in Singaraja and run until 4 November 2018.
UCT’s Michaelis School of Fine Art will be hosting an auction on 17 October to raise funds for comprehensive scholarships for promising students form historically disadvantaged backgrounds. Work by Tom Cullberg, Lien Botha, Alastair Whitton and Alexia Vogel will be part of the auction. Aspire Art Auctions will be conducting a live auction in the Hiddingh Hall at the Michaelis School of Fine Art on the 17th October 2018. An online auction will take place on the their website prior to that date. Bidder registration will open on 1 October, and at the same time a digital catalogue will be released on: www.aspireart.net
Barnard is pleased to present Maonero Angu (My Reality II) by Richard Mudariki. The artist’s work has long been interested in the intersection of personal and political worlds, a theme succinctly captured in the title of his latest body of work: Maonero Angu (My Reality II). While the artist often tackles societal issues and public personas, rendering them in absurdist, theatrical milieus, his work nevertheless always maintains a highly personal dimension, providing a space for personal reflection and examination. In moving away from classical allusions and into the more intimate space of the artist’s studio, Maonero Angu (My Reality II) re-orientates the artist’s on-going discussion on the nature of painting into a more personal, self-assured space, allowing the viewer a window into the processes of creation and inspiration. While these new works may give the viewer a new insight into a more personal space, the artist has not abandoned the humorous play with politics and power for which he has become increasingly more acclaimed. Drawing on such recent events as the fall of Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe, the water crisis in Cape Town, and the fallout of Brexit and Donald Trump, Mudariki displays an ever more astute ability to capture the absurdity of contemporary social reality, a theatricality and playfulness which contains within it a searing understanding of the volatility of global politics.
Walkabout | Publication launch
Saturday 29 September 2018 at 11 am
Barnard is pleased to present the gallery’s 10th publication. Join us on Saturday 29 September 2018 at 11 am for the launch of Tom Cullberg’s new book Finding New Life in an Old Form. This limited edition (100 copies) and signed publication includes texts by Andrew Lamprecht and Sean O’Toole. The artist will be present and will give a walkabout of his current exhibition, the 17th of his career. Entrance is free and all are welcome.