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‘See things differently’, gain fresh perspectives and celebrate our diverse cultural heritage. Iziko Museums has partnered with the City of Cape Town, Gordon Institute for Performing and Creative Arts (GIPCA); St George’s Cathedral’s Crypt Memory and Witness Centre; Creative Cape Town and the Company’s Garden to host the in_herit Festival. An exciting and entertaining heritage week programme, of art, food, and fun – a platform to celebrate, question, think and create.
The Iziko Art Collections Department holds in trust a collection of historical, modern and contemporary works of art that is both South African and international in origin. This diverse collection consists of paintings, drawings, prints, photographs, sculptures, conceptual art, new-media works and the material culture of Southern Africa.
The Annex Residency Programme, a new initiative working in partnership with Iziko Museums’ Education & Public Programmes and Art Collections departments, as well as international funding bodies, is pleased to invite you to a public presentation by artist in residence, Emilio Moreno (Spain, 1980). On Saturday, 1 September, 2012 at 14.00 at the South African National Gallery, Emilio Moreno will present elements of his artistic practice and the research produced during his stay in South Africa (from July-August, 2012).
Ernest Mancoba, painter and sculptor, was born in South Africa in 1904 and died in Paris in 2002. He left for Paris in 1938 and returned for the first time 56 years later in 1994. Although he spent 64 years living outside of South Africa, he drew deeply on South African visual arts and heritage as references in his work.
Art doesn’t happened in isolation. It seems obvious but it bears repeating. The Annex Residency Programme is therefore focused on forming unlikely connections between places, people and approaches through artistic practice. Working closely with Iziko Museum Education & Public Programming and Art Collections, as well as international funding bodies, the Annex Residency Programme invites young artists from both international and South African locales to Cape Town for a period of six weeks. During this time, resident guests may conduct a creative research with the programme’s curator, Clare Butcher, and a growing community of collaborators.
‘Uncontained: opening the Community Arts Project archive’ runs at the Iziko South African National Gallery from 16 August – 30 September 2012. The exhibition is curated by the Centre for Humanities Research (CHR) at UWC, a major research platform dedicated to the reconstitution of the study of the humanities in Africa.
Iziko Museums has a jam-packed programme for national Women’s Day and promises visitors a contemplative and reflective experience. The day long programme includes the screening of documentaries celebrating the achievements of women and also highlighting some of their struggles and challenges.
If you are planning a visit to Iziko Museums in the near future, please bear the following closures in mind:
10 curators, 20 artists, 5 continents
An exhibition of international contemporary art from the Lyon Biennale in France.
Iziko South African National Gallery
12 July - 14 October 2012
The France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013 are an initiative conceived and facilitated by the governments of the two countries to give the people of France and South Africa an opportunity to understand each other better through cultural, scientific, sport, education and business engagement.
Explore, discover and experience the wonders of our world this holiday at Iziko Museums. Get out of the cold and join us for some holiday fun. Our museums each have their own history and character, showcasing extensive art, social and natural history collections, reflective of our diverse African heritage.
Art for all, a trip to the mall and *free entry at Iziko Museums (excluding Castle of Good Hope and Planetarium). Our museums each have their own history and character, presenting extensive art, social and natural history collections, reflective of our diverse African heritage. Ignite the connections between our collections and explore Iziko Museums for free!