Recent Additions: 2009-2012
Recent Additions showcasesa selection of new acquisitions, purchased or donated to the Iziko South African National Gallery between 2009 and 2012. Iziko Museums’ acquisition policy considers the redress of historical omissions as imperative to its collections. It also focuses strongly on the collecting of significant contemporary art from South Africa and steadily developing a collection that is representative of emerging, talented young artists.
Recent Additionsexhibits diverse media such as painting, work on paper, photography, traditional sculpture and textiles. The selection gives a glimpse of some noteworthy acquisitions that include Helmut Starcke’s Ritual (2011), Noria Mabasa’s Ndi Mukegulu a ne a khou thsimbila na vhaduhulu vhaue vhavhili / Grandmother and her two children (2008) and Christine Dixie’s That One Day (2000). Acquisitions made during this period also include The Reign (2010) by Mary Sibande, among others, that can be seen elsewhere in the gallery, in the exhibition Dialogues.