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SA Art from the Sanlam Art Collection

26 June 2019 - 30 August 2019
SA Art from the Sanlam Art Collection

Centennial: A Century of South African Art from the Sanlam Art Collection 1918 – 2018

The Sanlam Art Collection was founded in 1965 and the collection holds more than 2000 items associated with more than 500 South African artists whose works cover more than a century. 

Sanlam is once again sharing this collection with all South Africans through a touring exhibition to venues across the country.

It features some of the country’s foremost celebrated and emerging talent – the likes of Richard Mudariki, Tracey Rose and Ndikumbule Ngqinambe – and takes viewers on a journey through 100 years of SA’s history, through the prestigious works that comprise the Sanlam Art Collection.

Wandering through the exhibition is a way to be visually immersed in a journey, from challenging works from past legends like William Kentridge, Elza Botha, Maggie Laubser, Gerard Sekoto, Sydney Kunmalo, Ezrom Legae, Gladys Mgudlandlu, Cecil Skotnes and Irma Stern to fresh perspectives from Johannes Maswangani, Adam Letch and Jan van der Merwe, Hundt further said. Today’s audience might gravitate towards relevant works from Tracey Rose, whose work incorporates aspects of performance art, focusing on identity politics, gender, racial and sexual-based themes. Richard Mudariki’s painting, The Model, a popular contemporary icon which explores the theme of decolonisation and the role of visual artist highlighted by the ‘#RhodesMustFall’ movement.

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