Corner of Church and Loop Streets
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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.
‘Vanities’ is Wim Legrand’s fifth solo exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery.
The exhibition is a continued exploration of the artist’s idiosyncratic visual language of unicorns, cheeses and hotdogs – randomly commonplace, seemingly innocuous objects staged in fabulistic landscape scenes. Playing with visual motifs and an array of references, ‘Vanities’ draws parallels between historic painting traditions and the iconography and practices of our current social media age.
Ultimately, Legrand's exhibition explores how images accrue, change, and sometimes lose, meaning.
'A Thousand Things' is Bulumko Mbete’s first solo exhibition at 99 Loop Gallery.
Featuring domestic and utilitarian materials such as wool, plastic, cotton, blankets and beads, Mbete’s artworks experiment with alternating and challenging our experience of their materiality.
Through the exploration of familiar, and familial, materials she finds a language to speak to the weaved connectivity of relationships and experiences. Ultimately, Mbete uses her textile artworks to unravel the ways her chosen materials intersect culturally.
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