52 Waterkant Street
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10:00 – 18:00
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THK Gallery is a Contemporary Art gallery established in Cape Town and founded by Frank Schönau. As a keen contemporary art enthusiast and recognised photographer in his own right, Schönau has created a gallery space and platform that showcases art by both emerging and established artists whose works present alternative and new perspectives on the aesthetics of contemporary creation.
Partnering with local as well as international artists, THK Gallery aims to add to the broader art landscape by presenting exhibitions which explore, push and challenge the potential of contemporary art. In so doing, the gallery hopes to expose global audiences to the diverse range of visual art forms that exist within contemporary practice today.
THK Gallery also imports and stocks a range of special edition art books. These unique, statement books compliment the gallery’s exhibition programme showcased throughout the year.
Situated in the heart of Cape Town and with a programme of engaging exhibitions, THK Gallery strives not only to contribute to the conversations within contemporary art discourse but hopes to invite audiences into a number of captivating and enriching visual experiences.
Nonzuzo Gxekwa’s optic is loving. It’s not simply that she chooses to focus on moments of self love—the way people occupy themselves—but that in the taking, her subjects are never wholly circumscribed. There is always space to manoeuvre. The title of her exhibition, Life is Beautiful (2020), is not only a conscious decision to focus on that which brings joy, but an awareness of our agency in the construction thereof and its capacity to overcome. As described by Ashraf Jamal, photographs “negate chronology, they confect it, altering what we recall and what we imagine. They are dreaming tools, never facts … What matters is not the thing seen, but what it affirms in the moment of seeing. - Sven Christian
Thread is a flexible word. A signifier in a complicated tangle of signified. Straddling definitions like “a filament, a group of filaments twisted together”, it neatly side-steps into “a continuing element”, and leaps boldly through time and space to form “a series of electronic messages following a single topic or in response to a single message.
//thread is viewable by appointment or online. Contact THK Gallery for more information.
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