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Breaking Down the Walls – 150 years of Art Collecting

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The exhibition reflects the diversity of the Iziko Art Collections and brings together objects and artworks from many other collections within Iziko Museums of South Africa in an innovative and exciting manner.

This extensive visual showcase occupies most of the ISANG and comprises of more than five hundred works – some on show for the first time ever. Works by South African artists such as Irma Stern, Gerard Sekoto, Peter Clarke and Gladys Mgudlandlu, are juxtaposed with historical paintings and sculptures such as Rembrandt, Picasso and Goya. Breaking Down the Walls comprises of topical sections, as opposed to thematic or chronological arrangements, and viewers are ‘activated’ by different types of curatorial styles employed across the sections of the exhibition. Curated by Andrew Lamprecht, with a reference group that includes Amohelang Mohajane, Barboro Martinez-Ruiz, Bettina Malcomess, Ciraj Rassool,Ernestine White-Mifetu and Tony Gum, the exhibition has been consciously curated to include themany absences in the art collections.

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