Defining the Narrative I Group Show I Cape Town

Defining the Narrative

Group Show

Cape Town I 3 Dec 2015 to 28 Jan 2016


Florine Demosthene I Robert Pruitt I Blessing Ngobeni I Vitshois Mwilambwe Bondo I Jonathan Hindson I Joël Mpah Dooh I Kimathi Donkor


Before there was art, there was painting […].
A glance or two around today’s art galleries should remind anyone of the difficulty of defining painting –
Barry Schwabsky

Gallery MOMO Cape Town will be presenting a fresh range of paintings this summer in an attempt to redefine this fascinating medium in the 21st Century. Defining the Narrative intends to examine the scope and extent of paint through the gaze of emerging South African painters and mixed-media artists. This includes: Alexandra Karakashian, Swain Hoogervorst, Gina Heyer, Pebofatso Mokoena and Marlene Steyn and Ziyanda Majozi. In the age of technological advancements, paint continues to hold its own. It is a medium that carries an extensive history and yet is open to manipulation and reconstruction today. Defining the Narrative attempts to critically examine the practice of paint in the present moment through a range of diverse practitioners.