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Material Gains: Contemporary African Art from the Spier Collection

Spier Collection Lizette Chirrime Qubeka Beads Studio

Material Gains, which opened on 26 July at the Stellenbosch University Museum, showcases more than 50 works from Spier’s diverse collection of contemporary art. The pieces are by emerging and established artists working across the African continent – including South Africa, Zimbabwe, Malawi, Mozambique, Congo and Nigeria.

As the Stellenbosch University Museum celebrates 100 years by looking forward, this exhibition’s artworks, when viewed collectively, represent and celebrate the ‘material gains’ which have positively impacted the stability and sustainability of Africa’s visual arts. These include rapid growth in urbanisation, advances in technology, strengthening international and local art markets, and access to funding and sales revenue filtering through arts organizations that support creativity and experimentation.

DATES 26 July – 20 October 2018
VENUE Stellenbosch University Museum, 52 Ryneveld St, Stellenbosch Central, Stellenbosch, 7600
TIME Monday to Saturday, 09h00 to 16h30.Closed on Sundays and public holidays.
PRICE Entry is free


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