56 Church Street
Cape Town CBD
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09:30 - 17:00
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With an increasing focus on African Art around the world, Eclectica Contemporary aims to present a carefully selected and focused collection of art from the continent that interrogates the issues facing us in a globalized world. The art at Eclectica often shows practices and materials familiar from art history but which push these boundaries and explore uncharted territories of representation, technique and theory.
Based in Cape Town, South Africa, Eclectica Contemporary sees itself as an African gallery with an international vision. We celebrate the diversity and depth of art making on our continent while aiming to contextualize this for a growing global market.
Our program of exhibitions shows a mix of solo shows by gallery artists alongside curated group shows. In addition, the Eclectica Contemporary exhibition space has facilities for experimental, new media and project-based works.
Recorded history is foremost the story of conquerors. Real history is something different.
We have invited two multidisciplinary African artists, Williams Chechet (Nigeria) and Legakwana Leo Makgekgenene (Botswana), to investigate narratives and contested African histories through a digital lens.
With titles like “Watch The Throne” and “What is your Dream”, Williams Cheche’s artworks become sites of disruption and interrogation of historical iconography. Recycling logos, text and images from popular culture, Chechet’s images are deliberately taken out of context and overlapped with accessories that invites the viewer to decode decipher complex colonial histories.
Working with digitally manipulated photographs, Makgekgenene’s Photographic material makes no attempt towards realism, and opts for a speculative visual language instead. Driven by ecofeminism and performance Makgekgenene’s artworks work highlight the masculine and hierarchical master narratives of Botswana.
Join us as we follow the digital migration of Williams Chechet and Legakwana Leo Makgekgenene .’Truth be Told’ at Eclectica Contemporary available to view until end of January 2022.
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