Scheryn in the Press


Matereality at the Iziko South African National Gallery – a testament to the challenge of tradition

17 February 2020, The Scheryn Art Collection is very proud to have four artworks on display as part of Matereality which is on show at the Iziko South African National Gallery from 14 February 2020 – 2 August 2020. We openly welcome any loan requests for artworks in the collection as it is our aim that the collection becomes available to the public in a way that allows educational opportunities and engages new audiences.

The fours work are, Pascale Marthine Tayou, Poupee Pascale (2015), Ibrahim Mahima, Untitled (2018), Gonçalo Mabunda, Untitled (Throne I) (2016) and Untitled Mask (2015).

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Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection

November 2019

The Scheryn Art Collection is proud to put on its first public exhibition as part of the Norval Foundations Collector’s Focus series. Mapping Worlds: Selected Works from the Scheryn Art Collection is curated by Norval Foundation Chief Curator, Owen Martin. The exhibition investigates how artists in the Scheryn Collection translate the material world or abstract conceptions of space into two-dimensional images or three-dimensional form. The exhibition will run from 2 November 2019 to 27 January 2020 in Gallery 9 at the Norval Foundation.

Scheryn is incredibly happy put on our first exhibition as we take the responsibility of regularly displaying elements of the collection seriously. We look forward to continuing to prioritise alternative conduits for investigating, contextualising and exhibiting the collection.

For more about the exhibition including which artists are included follow this link to the Norval Foundation website.

To see installation images, click below

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Should Contemporary Art last for future generations?

July 2019, Scheryn Manager, Brett Scott, took part in the panel discussion Should Contemporary Art Last that took place as part of Specialist Conservation Week at the Iziko South African National Gallery.

Conservation specialist Patricia Smithen moderated a panel that included artist, Mawande Ka Zenzile; interim registrar at Zeitz MOCAA, Julia Kabat; and Strauss & Co. contemporary art specialist, Matthew Partridge.

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The Scheryn Art Collection was proud to support the 2018 Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) Live Art Festival

The Scheryn Art Collection was proud to support the 2018 Institute for Creative Arts (ICA) Live Art Festival. The festival took place from 1 to 16 September 2018 in various venues across Cap Town. The festival sought to explore new forms, break boundaries, flout aesthetic conventions, tackle controversies, confront audiences and experiment with perceptions[i].

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Update to the Scheryn Art Collection

Update to the Scheryn Art Collection to address various concerns raised in the media:

We are aware of various reports surrounding the resignation of Mark Coetzee from Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) which suggest that the Scheryn Art Collection had a role to play in his resignation. Out of respect for the legal proceedings, we have waited to address these reports with the hope that the Trustees of Zeitz MOCAA would release a statement providing further details into Mark’s resignation. As this has not happened we believe the time is right to address the concerns related to the Scheryn Art Collection.

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Two Scheryn artworks featured in ARTFORUM’s review of “Pulling at Threads”

Writing for ARTFORUM, Sean O’Toole reviewed Pulling at Threads currently on view at the Norval Foundation. Both of Nick Cave’s Soundsuit, 2012 and Abdoulaye Konaté’s Composition Bleue avec Orange et Jaune, 2016 are part of the exhibition. O’Toole describes the exhibition as a meditation on craft in contemporary artistic practice, which marshalls works by eight artists—including Nick Cave, Abdoulaye KonatĂ©, and William Kentridge—to stage an argument about the postdigital ‘return to the haptic.” We are thrilled to have the two works as part of the exhibition and to have them recognized in ARTFORUM.

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