Corner of Church and Loop Streets
Monday – Friday
09:00 – 17:00
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99 Loop shines a spotlight on a wide range of top emerging and established artistic talent from South Africa. On the corner of Loop and Church Streets, 99 Loop joins a number of other established and brand-new galleries on the same stretch, offering visitors a reason to linger and explore.
The classic 1800s façade conceals a warm, modern interior housing a revolving series of solo and group exhibitions of African art: paintings, sculpture & photography. 99 Loop’s sunlit ground floor is a space for more playful installation work. A new wing, designed by the team from Rennie Scurr Adendorff (who refurbished the Fugard Theatre in District Six), adds to the Gallery’s contemporary appeal, with over 100m2 of exhibition space, as well as a reading area and treed courtyard.
Geena Wilkinson | Head First
Below sea level,
Everything is quiet
And the body is loud.
Telling me only to keep going up,
Nothing above ground does that.
Head first, it’s how you come up for air.
Always toward, without thinking.
Duck dive, head first,
Practicing deep breaths and counting the quiet.
But water gets heavier the longer you hold it.
Head swimming becomes night swimming,
Through the black, toward the incandescent glow.
Instincts of fly kick in.
Heavy limbs become light; heavy thoughts take flight.
‘Let that water go,
You were drowning’
-U., Chisala. 2018
Did you know that you can run without running away?
Hannalie Taute | Minutes to Midnight | A solo exhibition
Midnight visits to graveyards
aren’t required for conjuring monsters.
They are always with us.
Permanently stored in our brains as a form of false memory
deposited for future use by priming stimuli of our culture.
Minutes to Midnight is a continuation into my investigation of fear, which in turn led me to time and eventually to the meaning behind the words. “Minutes to Midnight” refers to the symbolic clock used by the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists. This clock represents the countdown to a potential global catastrophe and references this catastrophe as “Midnight”. In turn, Midnight reminded me about the clock in all the fairytales striking
12 and the magic disappears.
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