Exhibitions: Past

The Modern Palimpsest: Envisioning South African Modernity: 29 May to 29 August 2008

From the lustrous impasto of JEA Volschenk and Ruth Prowse to the restrained austerity of JH Pierneef; the measured formalism of Douglas Portway and Eduardo Villa to the startling boldness of Irma Stern and Maggie Laubser and the deliberate naïveté of Walter Battiss and Gladys Mgudlandlu, the artworks in this collection provide a compelling insight into the various ways in which these artists engaged with and ultimately reinvented the ideas of European Modernism in pursuit of a uniquely South African vision”. Dr Frederico Freschi