Intimate Distance

  • Location: South African National Gallery
  • From: November 1, 2008     To: May 31, 2009
Intimate Distance

In a wavering tension between independence and belonging, we dream of an exhaustive understanding and recognition by an other, whilst fearing the loss of independence such intimacy brings. This exhibition explores the inevitability of distance within intimacy, primarily in relation to human interactions, but also as expressed through still-lifes and self-portraits.

Intimate Distance juxtaposes the well-loved paintings and sculptures of modern South African masters with more recent artworks, including videos and photographs.


Nadja Daehnke
Tel: +27 (0)21 467 4673
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