The Cape Town Triennials

Then and Now

18 May 2019 - 23 February 2020

  • The Cape Town Triennials

Four successful instalments between 1982 and 1991, established The Cape Town Triennial as one of South Africa’s most established art exhibitions. Political turmoil during this period in South African history reflected in what is generally referred to as “Resistance Art”. Sociopolitical commentary gave powerful meaning to rising artistic voices while emerging artists established their visual practices inside this canon.

This exhibition presents a selection of works by celebrated contemporary artists, who exhibited in The Cape Town Triennial exhibitions. These artworks are complemented by more recent works by the same artists.

Featured artists:
Deborah Bell, Willie Bester,Steven Cohen, Keith Dietrich, Philippa Hobbs,William Kentridge, Karel Nel, Stanley Pinker, Peter Schűtz, Penelope Siopis and Diane Victor.

This exhibition was made possible with the generous loans from:
Goodman Gallery, Everard Read Gallery, Iziko South African National Gallery, STEVENSON Gallery, Private and Artist Collections.