16 Buiten Street
Cape Town 8001
Monday - Friday
9:00 - 17:00
9:00 - 13:00
Gallery MOMO is a contemporary art gallery with spaces in Johannesburg and Cape Town. The gallery represents a growing number of international and locally based contemporary artists with a focus on African art and art from the diaspora, in addition to the estates of notable 20th century South African masters such as Dumile Feni and Durant Sihlali.
Since opening its doors in 2003, Gallery MOMO has developed a strong creative and intellectual platform for showcasing a substantial portfolio of South African, continental and international contemporary art. The Johannesburg gallery is known for its lectures, panel discussions and seminars, and hosts a residency program, which provides opportunities to collaborate with artists from around the world. In the Cape Town space, Gallery MOMO has adopted a focus on emerging artists, as well as video artworks.
Explore the current exhibition on Artsy.
Gallery MOMO is pleased to present Salah Elmur’s solo exhibition, Pink Circles.
Pink Circles is named after a painting included in the exhibition. The large-scale work depicts two rows of men, the top row of men wear white diapers and pink circles with numbers appearing near their heads; in the lower row they wear green military uniforms and diapers with their legs exposed. A man in the lower row holds up a small mirror, in which the face of a woman appears. The pink circles are placed in the image to distract the viewers from the faces of the army generals and the oddity of the scene. The image constitutes his personal and social commentary reflecting the inequalities of modern life.
Explore the exhibition on Artsy [link above].