Scheryn in the Press


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 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.

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Scheryn Art Collection to take part in the Art Basel 2018 Conversations Programme

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 ArtThe 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[1].

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Alexander Forbes, Monique Burger, Herman Steyn and Philippe Charpentier

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.

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Artworks from the Scheryn Art Collection currently part of Pulling At Threads at the Norval Foundation

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.

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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 support of Herman Steyn and Dabing Chen, founders of the Scheryn Art Collection.

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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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