Courage is as Contagious as Fear: Selected works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection

8 Feb 2020 – 21 Apr 2020

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10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00
10:00 – 18:00

Norval Foundation

Cape Town
Western Cape, South Africa


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Courage is as Contagious as Fear presents a selection of works from the collection of entrepreneur and attorney Hoosein Mahomed.


Beginning with his first acquisition in 2007, Mahomed has established himself as a collector by acquiring works by prominent mid-career and established contemporary South African artists, as well as supporting younger artists at the beginning of their careers. 

The selected works from the Hoosein Mahomed Collection is part of Norval Foundation’s ongoing Collector’s Focus series of exhibitions and talks highlighting the divergent ways collections of visual art and design are assembled, managed, understood and engaged with by audiences. He uses collecting as a process of exploring the multiplicity of individual as well as collective experience. This selection, made with input from the collector, highlights artworks that challenge society’s norms around sexual identity, queer culture, the church and state, race, class, moral expectations, and the osmosis of power and oppression.


Daniel Rautenbach

Exhibiting artists

Asemahle Ntlonti

Kudzanai Chiurai

Esther Mahlangu

Donna Kukama

Johannes Segogela

Berni Searle

Nandipha Mntambo

Reshma Chhiba

Jody Brand

Zanele Muholi

Steven Cohen

David Goldblatt

Moshekwa Langa

Gerald Machona

Cinga Samson

Turiya Magadlela

Athi-Patra Ruga

Brett Seiler


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