4th floor, Exchange Building
28 St George's Mall
Cape Town CBD
Monday - Saturday
17:00 - 21:00 Visit Website
THEFOURTH is a contemporary art gallery and design showroom. Housed on the fourth floor of the old Exchange Building in the historic area of St. George’s Mall, the platform is on the pulse of Cape Town’s creative community. The mixed-use space is both commercial and informative in nature and comprises a gallery as well as a concept store and a private bar. The hybrid nature of THEFOURTH promotes interdisciplinary connection and collaboration in order to foster a community of creative professionals. Our aim is to break down traditional gallery structures and offer new contexts in which to exhibit art and design.
THEFOURTH gallery is a hybrid space bridging the gap between art and design. It exhibits emerging and mid-career local contemporary artists alongside local and international designers and makers, democratizing art to a wider audience. By showing works in an unconventional mixed-use space, THEFOURTH inherently defies the white cube gallery model and allows for new context in art production and viewing. The repurposed space in the heritage building provides room for innovation and reinvention away from the confines of tradition, creating an opportunity to engage with art on different terms.
THEFOURTH is proud to present a multimedia solo exhibition comprising a collection of small and large scale works on canvas and paper alongside photography and video installations by the talented British born artist Alexander James.
'Keep It In The Family' is the very first product of the GorgeousFOURTH artist residency programme, a collaboration between THEFOURTH gallery and the Gorgeous George hotel in Cape Town. The body of work is a mesmerising chronicle of past and present experiences within urban environments and the people inhabiting them, asking what defines a person’s identity in today’s world by probing subcultures in the city. Alexander James unpacks the notion of personal identity by nostalgically exploring his own childhood memories through representations of familial memorabilia. The artist combines recollections from his youth with that of his public observations to construct a seductive dream-like reality.
Recommended access via Uber – drop off at Pep, Strand street.
Parking can be found at the Pick n Pay building (Karabo parking) parkade, in Strand street.
100 guests allowed at the time, COVID protocol enforced.
N.B. Exhibition attendees will be given a token for a free cocktail at Gigi, the Gorgeous George hotel rooftop restaurant, a mere 5 minutes walk from the gallery.