Abstractions of a Culture: towards a Retrospective

Investec Cape Town Art Fair
14 Feb 2020 - 16 Feb 2020



The Melrose Gallery presented Dr Esther Mahlangu in the Past/ Modern Section at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020. The stand, curated by Ruzy Rusike, titled ' Abstractions of a Culture': towards a Retrospective presnted a timeline of Dr Mahlangu’s impressive achievements and valuable contribution to contemporary art over 3 decades. The exhibition included an intimate film interview with Dr Mahlangu, a rare panel painting similar to the one recently commissioned by Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys for the Dean Collection that is 3,6m wide by 2,4m high and an installation piece made up of more than 50 A4 paintings exploring different symbols that Dr Mahlangu has used in her practice. The exhibition is  the beginning of the journey towards the curation of her much deserved and anticipated Retrospective Exhibition.

Selected Works

Works included in this exhibition

Exhibition views

Some views of the exhibition

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