69 Burg Street
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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.
‘KWAAI vol. 3’ is viewable online, and in the gallery is a rotating exhibition of works from the collection. The gallery is open as per the published opening hours.
Up in the gallery is a rotating selection of works from the collection. The exhibition is viewable Mondays, Wednesdays and Thursdays from 10am to 4pm.
Notes on KWAAI Vol. 3
I began dabbling in the complications and confusion that surrounded my race in my final year of Michaelis School of Fine Art. It was something that always followed me and so I eventually gave in and attempted to understand, through my artistic practice, why I felt so confronted by it. It was never to provide clear answers. I don’t have any answers. It was more a method of exploration and self learning for myself. My race was something that was constantly questioned growing up, yet as a white passing female, I felt I never had the right to speak about.
As Capetonians we are obsessed with identity and the sense of belonging that comes with it. And as Coloured people we have every right to be, considering throughout history we’ve been branded as this betwixt and between race with a “borrowed culture”. Using the term coloured is an effort to not only reclaim a term that was intended for oppression and control, but also to redefine the stereotypes associated with it.
[…] I am very grateful to the connections made, for Eclectica who provided a space for the groundwork of KWAAI to be built on and develop into something that has immense, untapped potential. Working alongside Kirstin Warries and seeing the group of artists grow and evolve with each instalment is an exciting symbol of what KWAAI is to become.
- Christina Fortune
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