Corner of Church and Loop Streets
Monday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
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99 Loop shines a spotlight on a wide range of top emerging and established artistic talent from South Africa. On the corner of Loop and Church Streets, 99 Loop joins a number of other established and brand-new galleries on the same stretch, offering visitors a reason to linger and explore.
The classic 1800s façade conceals a warm, modern interior housing a revolving series of solo and group exhibitions of African art: paintings, sculpture & photography. 99 Loop’s sunlit ground floor is a space for more playful installation work. A new wing, designed by the team from Rennie Scurr Adendorff (who refurbished the Fugard Theatre in District Six), adds to the Gallery’s contemporary appeal, with over 100m2 of exhibition space, as well as a reading area and treed courtyard.
Emma C. Aspeling:
Deurbreek. Hou op kla. Dra die gewig. Van sus of so wees of nie-wees nie. Ordentlikheid. Vrees. Wees jouself. Maar. Nie so nie. Taal. Steun. Mamma. Ek skel. Neusie verby. Meer lighartig. Asseblief. Waar is die pret. En tyd ? Altyd. Die toekoms. Altyd. Wens. Vir eendag.
Clutter. Expectations. To justify. The year after. On Behalf of. Heart. Bearing. Your childhood room. Yellow. A Minuet. A connection. Gravity. You. Me. An apology. Details. Laughter. Movement. Worry. A Mess. A sensation. The Abyss. Motion. Distance. Joy. Fiction. Friction. Discomfort. Endlessness. Uncertainty. Thinking. Breaking. Not knowing. Silence. Your favourite ‘jam’. The Physical. But.
In ‘Between Grief & High Delight,’ Cape Town-based artist Ilené Bothma performs the simultaneous yet inverse actions of unravelling and knitting together.
Through her carefully crafted artworks, she uncovers for us her experience of motherhood, which is both wonderful and terrible, a source of grief and high delight. There is a strong sense here that the true conception of being a mother exists somewhere in the space between these negative and positive polarities, in the everyday occurrences and routines of child-rearing.
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