Exhibition

Accomplice: Michael Armitage

8 Feb 2020 – 15 Jun 2020

Regular opening hours

Saturday
10:00 – 18:00
Sunday
10:00 – 18:00
Monday
10:00 – 18:00
Wednesday
10:00 – 18:00
Thursday
10:00 – 18:00
Friday
10:00 – 18:00

Norval Foundation

Cape Town
Western Cape, South Africa

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This exhibition, the first in Africa, presents Michael Armitage and will include a cycle of eight oil paintings and a selection of preparatory ink drawings created by the artist since the 2017 Kenyan elections.

About

In this series, presented for the first time in its entirety, Armitage filters representations of the Kenyan body politic through his own oneiric vision. Observations of contemporary Nairobi, and images culled from social and broadcast media, form the basis of a conversation with Western gurative painting and East African modernism.

The works included in Accomplice, grounded in the artist’s observations of political rallies in Nairobi prior to the 2017 Kenyan general elections, also demonstrate Armitage’s extensive art historical knowledge. The compositional structures and thematic concerns of the paintings echo key artworks from both Western and African art histories. 

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Curators

Owen Martin

Exhibiting artists

Michael Armitage

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