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).
Matereality highlights how contemporary artists from the African continent are challenging traditional notions around what materials are suited to art-making. The group exhibition explores different issues and ideas such as climate and environmental issues; pollution; waste; xenophobia; poverty; beauty; gender; and politics – using certain materials to provide insight into their reality.