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].
3 August 2018, Nkgopoleng Moloi looks at the work of Billie Zangewa in the lead up to her being the featured artists at the 2018 FNB Joburg Art Fair in September. The article also features Return to Paradise II, which is in the Scheryn Art Collection, as its main image.
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.
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 Konaté, 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.
Herman Steyn, Co-Founder and Director of the Scheryn Art Collection will take part in a Collector Talk as part of Art Basel’s Conversations Programme. The topic of the Conversation will center around How to Buy Art. The talk will be from 5pm – 6pm on Friday 15 June in Hall 1.1 in the Auditorium, 10 Messeplatz, Basel
More specifically the discussion will look to bring together views from both the buyer and the seller on what to look for when buying art: What are some of the common and/or unusual factors in acquiring artworks from emerging, mid-career, established artist and artist estates? When acquiring artworks, what commitments are made, and to whom? How to balance ‘buyer’s remorse” and impulsive-buys, along with trusting intuition and negotiating codes of ethics will also be discussed.
Other participants in the panel discussion are Philippe Charpentier, the Co-Owner and Director of mor charpentier, Paris; Monique Burger, the Owner of the Burger Collection in Hong Kong and the discussion will be moderated by Alexander Forbes, Executive Editor at Artsy.
The Scheryn Art Collection is thrilled to have Nick Cave’s Soundsuit, 2012, and Abdoulaye Konate’s Composition Bleue avec Orange et Jaune, 2016, currently on display as part of the opening exhibitions at the Norval Foundation, Pulling At Threads, curated by Owen Martin. The exhibition will run from 28 April until 20 August 2018.
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 support of Herman Steyn and Dabing Chen, founders of the Scheryn Art Collection.
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.
26 October 2017, Stefano Pirovano interviews Scheryn Art Collection founder, Herman Steyn, for a profile in Conceptual Fine Arts. The interview looks at the Contemporary African Art market and the innovative platform Scheryn that has created for collaboration between contemporary art collectors.