Scheryn in the Press


‘I have made a place’ – Artworks from Scheryn Art Collection on display at the Norval Foundation

The Scheryn Art Collection is very pleased to have artworks by Ian Grose, Moshekwa Langa, Deborah Poynton and Kemang Wa Lehulere in the exhibition ‘I have made a place’The exhibition is curated by Khanya Mashabela and is on display in Gallery 9 at the Norval Foundation. The exhibition runs from 26 July 2021 – 27 September 2021.

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Curatorial Connective

April – May 2021.


The Curatorial Connective was developed in response to the question ‘How do we grow the critical middle between commerce and the academy?’ and connect curators – or those with an interest in curatorial practices – with private collectors (staged here as practitioners in their own right) and, by extension, artworks that do not necessarily enjoy the opportunity to be researched and engaged with as those held in public collections might.

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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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