Barnard is pleased to announce its participation in the 10th Investec Cape Town Art Fair with a group exhibition of work by selected gallery artists as well as invited industry practitioners. Collaborating with both emerging and mid-career artists from Africa and Europe, the gallery will present a focus on painting, highlighting recent local and international developments in the genre with a particular exploration of the resurgence of Abstraction in contemporary art. The gallery will present works by Jo Hummel, Dirk Salz, Tom Cullberg, Jennifer Morrison, Katherine Spindler, Paul Senyol, Jo O’Connor, Alexia Vogel, Jaco van Schalkwyk, Lien Botha and Richard Mudariki.
Barnard was founded in 2010 by owner and director Christiaan Barnard and represents emerging and mid-career contemporary artists from Africa and Europe. The gallery has presented a number of significant solo exhibitions by its represented artists whose works have also been included in group shows at notable museums and institutions. These have included amongst others: Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCCA), Cape Town; IZIKO South African National Gallery, Cape Town; Calouste Gulbenkian Museum, Lisbon; Pratt Institute, New York; Foto Museum, Antwerp; Fondazione Giorgio Cini, Venice; BOZAR, Brussels, Kulturhuset, Stockholm; Museo Carlo Bilotti, Rome and The Center for Book Arts, New York.
The gallery has participated in various local and international art fairs. To date these have included: AKAA: Also Known as Africa, Paris; 1-54: Contemporary African Art Fair, London / New York; VOLTA, Basel / New York; START, London; Investec Cape Town Art Fair, Cape Town and the FNB Art Joburg, Johannesburg.
Barnard also has an active publishing programme - an initiative aiming to further explore and support the work and careers of the gallery’s roster of artists through the medium of the book. To date these publications have been added to the library collections of the University of Cape Town (UCT); Jack Ginsberg Centre for Book Arts, Wits Art Museum (WAM), Johannesburg; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Pratt Institute, New York; The Royal Swedish Academy of Fine Arts, Stockholm and the Museum of Modern Art (MOMA), New York.