Scheryn in the Press


The Scheryn Collection Arena will be a hub of activity this December as Zeitz MoCAA hosts a series of talks.

The Scheryn Collection Arena, situated to the right of the main atrium on the ground floor of Zeitz MoCAA, will be hosting a series of talks and engagements from 9 December to 20 December 2018 as part of Zeitz MoCAA’s bumper December programming. Each talk is presented by the MoCAA Assistant Curators who have bought together a wide variety of contributors who will consider a diverse range of topics.

The Scheryn Collection Arena is home to the Centre for Performative Practise, a dedicated exhibition space devoted to performance art. This dedicated area was made possible by the dedicated support of Herman Steyn and Dabing Chen, founders of the Scheryn Art Collection. Scheryn was the first private institution to publically support Zeitz MOCAA and both Herman and Dabing felt it was important undertaking as the Scheryn Collection was founded on the desire to make purposeful, meaningful and sustainable contributions to the African Art Market.

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The Scheryn Art Collection at the launch of Art Basel Cities Buenos Aires

Herman Steyn, Founder and Director of the Scheryn Art Collection, was invited on behalf of Art Basel to take part in the first public engagement of the Art Basel Cities Initiative in Buenos Aires, Argentina. During the week of 30 October to 5 November 2017 international VIPs including curators, collectors, and museum directors took part in a series of talks and workshops designed to offer professional development tools to artists and local institutions. In all, Art Basel hosted 33 hours of workshops and coaching sessions at Art Basel Cities House.

During the week long engagement Herman took part in a discussion with local Buenos Aires gallerist Nora Fisch. Their talk concentrated on the subject of how to move from a buyer to a collector, why there is a need for collectors, the reason for innovative structures such as Scheryn which allow collectors to collaborate and how to engage with individuals in order to stimulate interest and encourage art buying. The platform afforded Herman the opportunity to discover an entirely new arts community, engage with a number of projects and spaces within Buenos Aires and meet enthusiastic gallerists who introduced him to interesting and vibrant art produced by the artists.

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The Scheryn Art Collection looks back at the successful opening of South African Pavilion as the Venice Biennale enters it final month

The Scheryn Art Collection is proud to support of the South African Pavilion at the 57th Venice Biennale through the Friends of the South African Pavilion. The Pavilion opened to the public on Saturday, 13 May and will close November 26, 2017. The Scheryn Art Collection looks back fondly on the opening of the South African Pavilion