Smangaliso Khumalo, Untitled V -`We Closed Our Eyes & Prayed’, 2018 Fine Art Photographic Print on Dibond. © Courtesy Madlozi Art Gallery. Stellenbosch Triennale 2020

Stellenbosch Triennale 2020

“Tomorrow there will be more of us”

Geodesia: Two sparrows frantically building a nest (2018). Maison des Arts George et Claude Pompidou. © Euridice Kala aka Zaituna Kala et Photo Yohann Gozard.  Stellenbosch Triennale
Geodesia: Two sparrows frantically building a nest (2018). Maison des Arts George et Claude Pompidou. © Euridice Kala aka Zaituna Kala et Photo Yohann Gozard.

The inaugural Stellenbosch Triennale 2020 takes place 11 February – 30 April in various locations across Stellenbosch, draws in the continent’s important curators to present programmes interlocking with and at many levels of artistic achievement. The event brings together the finest contemporary art from Africa for the world. See the full programme for more on the Stellenbosch Triennale 2020, and click here to download the programme and map for this unique event.

Wealth of Nations (2015). Installation by by Victor Ehikhamenor, Jogja National Museum, Indonesia-Courtesy Jogja Biennal. Stellenbosch Triennale 2020
Wealth of Nations (2015). Installation by by Victor Ehikhamenor, Jogja National Museum, Indonesia-Courtesy Jogja Biennal

The Chief Curator Khanyisile Mbongwa declared: “We are starting here, from the place that has seen us bloom and perish. We start in the South, the corner, and from here we will expand. We start here with and without, displaced and disposed – we look towards the horizon and we see Tomorrow There Will Be More Of Us. As direct extensions of history, we are remembering – through the ancestral awakening – that exhumes the ancient on a global level. We experience our imagination as a sharpened tool in our state of becoming. (…) The remembering, is the act of tracing memory. The ancestral, is the act of cultural recovery, the inheritance and familial. The spiritual, is the act of connecting and positioning of oneself through soulful alignment. The imagination, is the act of forming new ideas and concepts not present to the senses. The becoming, is the act of enabling radicalized desire thus creating new individuations and affections. And as Gloria Anzaldía reminds us, “nothing happens in the real world unless it happens in the image of our heads”.

Please visit the website of the Stellenbosch Triennale to read the full program here.

Tomorrow there will be more of us
The Woodmill Lifestyle Centre – Vredenburg Road Devon Valley, Stellenbosch
Tues – Fri 10:00 – 18:00
Sat – 10:00 – 16:00
Sun  – 10:00 – 14:00
Stellenbosch Triennale 2020
11 February – 30 April
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