I made a vow to myself this year that I would make time to visit at least three galleries per month. I haven’t exhibited in a while, let alone worked on a collection, so when I was invited to No Man’s Art Pop-Up Gallery, I was thrilled.
After three months of preparations in Cape Town, the No Man Art Gallery team was able to put something incredible together in one of my favourite spaces, on the corner of Alfred and Prestwich in de Waterkant in Greenpoint.
Cape Town is the seventh destination of this worldwide Pop-Up Gallery. No Man’s Art Gallery organizes pop-up galleries all over the world, finding local young artistic talent early in their career and taking their work along to the next destination. The exhibition will showcase young South African artists alongside the artists the gallery discovered at the previous destinations, which include Amsterdam, Hamburg, Mumbai, Paris, Copenhagen and Shanghai.
This collaborative exhibition consisted of installations, paintings, photography, sculpture, mixed media and illustrations. I didn’t particularly have a favourite artist or piece, but I was overly impressed with the body of work that the Founder and Curator of No Man Art Gallery Emmelie Koster put together.
South African Artists:
CUSS Group (SA) | David Tsoka (SA) | Isabel Mertz (SA) | Lehlogonolo Mashaba (SA) | Lindokuhle Sobhekwa (SA) | Mia Chaplin (SA) | Nicolène van der Walt (SA)
Aixia Li (CN) | Bertrand Peyrot (FR) | Berend Strik (NL) | Caucasso Lee Jun (CN) | Jeroen Luijt (NL) | Julie Nymann (DK) | Jifeng Zhang (CN) | Kamil Franko (DK) | Mattijn Franssen (NL) | Maxim Santalov (RU) | Mette Colberg (DK) | Merijn Kavelaars (NL) | Nini Sum (CN) | Simone Engelen (NL) | Participants of the Blikkiesdorp Photography Contest
Photographer : Ross Adami