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An Endless Night

An Endless Night

Curated by:

Anelisa Mangcu

Date:

2023

We fill up our time with tasks, purpose, duty and creating memories, in hopes of taking our subjective existence seriously with intrinsic value.


This way, we create value by affirming time and living it, and not simply obsessing over its passing.


Time is our scarcest resource. It is completely non-renewable. One thing humanity can all agree on is its intrinsic direction or order: past - present - future. How we experience time is not linear, because life is a subjective experience. What is similar is our desire to prolong our experience of time, and our attempt to find ourselves closer to a climactic moment in our narrative. We have a natural desire to extend the duration of anticipation, to linger and savour all the elements that go into the build-up of our lives, while acknowledging the detours and setbacks. It is this very experience that ties us together.


“There’s man all over for you, blaming on his boots the fault of his feet” – Waiting for Godot by Samuel Beckett


This quotation demonstrates the fundamental part of human nature and our reluctance to accept the role we play in our demise/success and constructive/unconstructive use of time. We are all given a set of tools to use, which we are tested by our belief system or lack thereof, to investigate our gifts, our lacks, our limits and understanding of the powerful finite territory of the present. The artists in this exhibition are encouraged to explore the passage of time that allows questions to unfold, characters to be drawn and findings to be resolved.


13 Artists, with 26 artworks on display, participating in partnership with The Mount Nelson Hotel & Investec Cape Town Art Fair.

No Signal, No Message, No Secret

Richard Templeton Smith

2020

Oil on Canvas

120 × 100 cm

Available

Good is bad and bad is good

Mary Sibande

2020

Oil on Bronze

68 × 34 × 34 cm | ED 1/6 +2AP

Available

Return of the Space Invaders

Richard Templeton Smith

2020

Oil on Canvas

120 × 100 cm

Available

Sanele

Feni Chulumanco

2021

Acrylic on Canvas

150 × 120 cm

Available

Wielding

Mary Sibande

2022

Oil on Bronze

65 cm height | ED 1/10 +2AP

Available

Gods and Monsters

Richard Templeton Smith

2022

Oil on Canvas

80 × 80 cm

Available

The Red Shepherd

Mary Sibande

2022

Inkjet on Hahnemühle Photo Rag, Diasec Mount

200 × 140 cm | ED 110 + 3AP

Available

Coda I: Kiss my petals, weave me through a dream

Shakil Solanki

2022

Ink on Canvas Panel

63.5 × 37.5 cm

Available

Tongoro Beaury 7

Trevor Stuurman

2022

Ilford Crystal Gloss Giclee

84.1 × 56.1 cm 2/8 + 2AP

Available

Saturday Morning

Ayogu Kingsley

2023

Oil on Canvas

138 × 107 cm

Available

Play The Day Away

Mongezi Gum

2023

Acrylic, Charcoal and Chalk on Canvas

100 × 120 cm

Available

In Love With Myself

Nedia Were

2023

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas (unframed)

144 × 170 cm

Available

Catch Me Outside

Anico Mostert

2023

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

76 × 60 cm

Available

Saturday Night

Ayogu Kingsley

2023

Oil on Canvas

107 × 138 cm

Available

Untitled II

Buqaqawuli Thamani Nobakada

2023

Mixed Media on Fabriano

Framed: 78 x 62 cm

Available

Untitled I

Buqaqawuli Thamani Nobakada

2023

Mixed Media on Fabriano, 2023

Framed: 78 x 62 cm

Available

Practicing Moment

Feni Chulumanco

2023

Acrylic on Canvas

100 × 80 cm

Available

The Black Wedding Dress

Nedia Were

2023

Oil and Acrylic on Canvas

170 × 144 cm

Available

Paradise in the African Sun

Kimathi Mafafo

2023

Hand and Machine Embroidery on Fabric

140 × 400 cm

Available

Lucky Dube (Voice On The Telephone)

Ayogu Kingsley

2023

Oil on Canvas (framed)

76 × 101 cm

Available

Summer Clothing

Feni Chulumanco

2023

Acrylic on Canvas

100 × 80 cm

Available

Dance The Night Away

Mongezi Gum

2023

Acrylic, Charcoal and Chalk on Canvas

100 × 120 cm

Available

Afternoon Sleep

Anico Mostert

2023

Acrylic and Oil on Canvas

25.5 × 20.5 cm

Available

Artworks

An Endless Night

Curated by:

Anelisa Mangcu

Date:

2023

Anico Mostert

Anico Mostert

1995

Ayogu Kingsley

Ayogu Kingsley

1994

Buqaqawuli Thamani Nobakada

Buqaqawuli Thamani Nobakada

2000

Feni Chulumanco

Feni Chulumanco

1994

Kimathi Mafafo

Kimathi Mafafo

1984

Mary Sibande

Mary Sibande

1982

Mongezi Gum

Mongezi Gum

1970

Nedia Were

Nedia Were

1991

Richard Templeton Smith

Richard Templeton Smith

1947

Shakil Solanki

Shakil Solanki

1997

Trevor Stuurman

Trevor Stuurman

1992

Artists

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