Curation and Exhibition Design: We work within brief, for our own projects and for commissions:
We curate, build and promote from concept to exhibition. We work across all platforms: Permanent and Temporary Exhibitions; Installations; Performances - Industrial and Environmental Design; Digital Curation and Design.
CURATION - PREVIOUS EXHIBITIONS
PAST EXHIBITIONS - COMMERCIAL CURATION
BEYOND BORDERS: DEBUT of NYAMBO MASAMARA: ACA at the JAFFER MODERN
17 April 2021 to May 2021
The global debut,: BEYOND BORDERS marked the transition of fashion designer MASA MARA into artist NYAMBO MASA MARA, in collaboration with ACA.
A separate salon as part of a group exhibition at JAFFER MODERN.
THE ART OF EVERYDAY OBJECTS at THE JAFFER MODERN
17 April 2021 to May 2021
A group exhibition, including:
KEVIN COLLINS breath-taking whimsical ceramics, provide a new (lock-down) addition to his large-scale allegorical canvases
PLUS: Fom the MUSEUMSTOREAFRICA COLLECTION: PETRUS SEKELE's wooden walking-sticks, COAST & KOI luxury slippers and the unique, bespoke work of JEANIUS EXCHANGE.
JEANIUSXCHANGE, PETRUS SEKELE
Amazing Ace of JEANIUSXCHANGE creates hand-painted jackets, jeans and art2wear. Ace hails from Langa township and provides workshops for the neighbroughood's youth, in creativity and expression. ACE has featured on two MUSEUMSTOREAFRICA pop-ups in 2020: DESIGN INDABA and CANNABIS EXPO.
PETRUS SEKELE, from Limpopo, follows the wood-carving tradition (including walking-sticks) of the region, but adds ironic contemporary iconography rendered in vibrant contemporary painted designs. His, Ace's, Coast and Koi and Lalela's works are available through MUSEUMSTOREAFRICA.COM online
JACKSON HLUNGWANI at
To 26 July 2021
For the Jackson Hlungwani Retrospective Exhibition Alt and Omega at the Norval Foundation, we remastered a video documentary from 1987 on the acclaimed artist from rare footage produced by our team at that time.
HOME IS WHERE THE ART IS.
ART IS WHERE THE HOME IS
To September 2021
For Zeitz MOCAA, for the public call for the post lock-up exhibition, Home is Where the Art Is | Art is Where the Home Is, we collaborated on a powerful installation by NYAMBO REFUGE[E] | REFUSE[D]
MUSEUMSTOREAFRICA at THE JAVETT ART CENTRE
From launch 2019 to lockdown March 2020
For our own store, MuseumStoreAfrica, which was a seven-month pop-up / installation - from the launch of the Javett Art Centre in Pretoria in September 2019 to lockdown in March 2020, we created an optimal design environment for a bespoke range of 40-plus South African and African designer objects - from homeware to art2wear, each item is designed, created and curated locally and supports close to 850 households. The store moved online - also curated and designed by our team
A truly independent curatorial and advisory service: The team provides an independent and objective advisory service for private, commercial and corporate clients - from temporary installations and pop-ups to permanent collections.
With each project the unique objectives, environmental and social needs of the client are analysed, and a proposal provides the basis for the project. Each project incorporates extensive interaction with the client and/or end-users throughout research, design, implementation and delivery. Post curation services include ongoing collection curation, market valuation and sales.
CORPORATE / BESPOKE CURATION, EXHIBITION & COLLECTION ADVISORY
CORPORATE CURATION: KEY PROJECTS
GE AFRICA INNOVATION CENTRE
The GE Africa Innovation Centre in Johannesburg South Africa was designed to be the home of Innovation for the global digital industrial organisation in Sub-Saharan Africa in 2016. Pur founder, consulted to the team on the localisation, conceptualisation, and implementation of environmental design, art and industrial design, signage and digital exhibition design - to facilitate ongoing Innovation projects. Completed in June 2016, the interior refit, by Paragon, has won critical acclaim, and awards (BASA) for Art and Innovation.
Over 150 items were commissioned, including
furniture from Peter Mabeo, David Krynauw, Goet, Egg Designs, Studio G.
The grand mural piece was a commissioned 3-storey mural by acclaimed wood artist Peter Mabeo, which extends from the exterior canopy to the interior reception.
The key to the success is the seamless and innovative integration of global and local, industrial and artisanal design (pieces) which allows the environment to be versatile, uplifting and inspirational.
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AFRICA CONTEMPORARY ART : OUR MISSION STATEMENT
Africa Contemporary Art is dedicated to promoting and celebrating the ingenuity, resilience and creativity of contemporary artists and designers from across the continent - in all formats and across all platforms.
We collate and curate permanent, temporary, and pop-up exhibitions and installations - online and physical, commercial, corporate and non-profit - with a broad focus on both art and design.