No One Would Have Believed

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Exhibition by Wendy Morris and Runo Lagomarsino 14.11.2020 – 13.02.2021 No one would have believed is an exhibition that brings art, popular culture and politics together. It focusses on the work by two contemporary artists, Wendy Morris and Runo Lagomarsino, that rethinks the legacy of colonialism and science fiction, departing from the work of Brazilian born artist Henrique Alvim Corrêa (1876-1910), best known for his astonishing illustrations for The War … Read More

Eleven births backwards

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!midwif aka ‘Maaij’ Claesje of Angola, mother of Sara Van Gijselen, who is mother of Dorothea Oelofse, who is mother of Roelof Campher, who is father of Roelof Campher, who is father of Johanna Sophia Jacoba Campher, who is mother of Catharina Dorothea Meeding, who is mother of Catherine Hooper, who is mother of Robert Frank Morris, who is father of John Frank Morris, who is … Read More

In Honour of the Honourables : 1

Chabi / Cabung was given the scientific name of Lapeirousia jacquinii. The genus Lapeirousia was described by clergyman and botanist Pierre André Pourret (1754-1818) who named the genus in honour of his friend, the botanist Philippe-Isidore de Lapeyrouse (1744-1818) a French naturalist who was particularly interested in the flora of the Pyrenees. Neither Pourret nor Lapeyrouse ever set foot in the Cape. The species name honours Baron Nikolaus Joseph … Read More

Emissary to the Past

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The suitcase stands empty in the studio. The thousand letters once crammed into it have been sorted by date, logged, read, some typed up and others photographed. Muriel Leysen, the owner of the case and its contents, died in Johannesburg in the 1970s. The father of the artist has been guardian of the suitcase for over forty years. Following his death the artist brought the case … Read More