Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020

  • 14 February 2020 - 15 March 2020

Exhibition Info:

The Melrose Gallery will present Dr Esther Mahlangu in the Past/ Modern Section at the Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020. The stand, curated by Ruzy Rusike, will be called ' Abstractions of a Culture': towards a retrospective… and will present a timeline of Dr Mahlangu’s impressive achievements and valuable contribution to contemporary art over 3 decades.

The exhibition will include an intimate film interview with Dr Mahlangu, a rare panel painting similar to the one recently commissioned by Swizz Beatz and Alicia Keys for the Dean Collection that is 3,6m wide by 2,4m high and an installation piece made up of more than 50 A4 paintings exploring different symbols that Dr Mahlangu has used in her practice.

This exhibition is to be considered the beginning of the journey towards the curation of her much deserved and anticipated Retrospective Exhibition.

 Nontobeko Ntombela and Nkule Mabasa have been appointed to curate Dr Mahlangu’s Retrospective exhibition which is set to launch in South Africa in 2022 before it begins a tour of respected international museums from 2023.


The exhibition will narrate Dr Mahlangu’s fascinating life story and will explore her practice and valuable contribution to contemporary art over 3 decades.

Artworks in this exhibition

There are currently no artworks available in this exhibition.