Black Modernisms in South Africa (1940 - 1990)

Black Modernisms in South Africa (1940 - 1990)
past over 2 years ago

Tue, Apr 5. 4:30PM - 7:30PM

Wits Art Museum cnr Jorrisen Street and Bertha Ave (extension of Jan Smurs Ave) Braamfontein, South Africa

Event Details

This exhibition is part of an extensive African art research project, currently being undertaken by leading African art scholars from around the world. The project examines the concepts of modernism and modernity in relation to African art. The artworks by over 20 artists, drawn mostly from Wits Art Museum’s permanent collections, will offer insight into the various ‘modernist’ approaches that were of interest to black South African artists from the 1950s to the 1990s.

This insightful exhibition is curated by Professor Emeritus Anitra Nettleton, in collaboration with/assisted by Dr Same Mdluli and Bongani Mahlangu, Andrew W. Mellon Foundation Research Associates at WAM.

Special parking is available for the opening only. Entrance left off Jorissen Street, just after Station Street intersection (directly after the bus stop on the left)

Image: Bekhisane Manyoni, The Dancer, acquired 1989, linocut in black ink on paper, Standard Bank African Art Collection (Wits Art Museum)

Wits Art Museum opening hours
Wednesdays to Sundays 10h00 – 16h00

Entrance to the museum is free

Exhibition closes Sun 19 June 2016