(Don’t) Look Back I Group Show I Cape Town

(Don’t) Look Back

Cape Town – 23 Mar to 26 April 2017

Organized in collaboration with the NIROX Foundation


Willem Boshoff | Joni Brenner | Marco Cianfanelli | Guy du Toit | Stephan Erasmus | Richard John Forbes | Kim Lieberman | Ledelle Moe | Marcus Neustetter | Lwandiso Njara | Brett Rubin | Joachim Schonfeldt | Johan Thom | Sophia van Wyk

Featuring Lament, a performance by Lizette Chirrime in collaboration with Ledelle Moe, at 19:00

Shake the dust off of your feet, don’t look back.
Nothing now can hold you down, nothing that you lack.

– Bob Dylan Pressing On (1980)


Gallery MOMO Cape Town is pleased to present (DON’T) LOOK BACK – a group sculpture exhibition, a collaboration between the NIROX Foundation and Gallery MOMO.

(DON’T) LOOK BACK stems from a shared commitment to advancing sculpture in South Africa. With a dedicated sculpture park located at the Cradle of Humankind, a studio/residency programme, and biannual sculpture fairs, NIROX remains at the forefront of contemporary South African sculpture. Gallery MOMO is extending this commitment to growing the discipline by offering Cape Town audiences the opportunity to view a diverse survey of recent work by fifteen of South Africa’s leading sculptors. (DON’T) LOOK BACK marks the first time that sculptures by NIROX-affiliated artists have ventured to other parts of the country en masse.

Works on display run the gamut from large-scale installation pieces to steel mesh, animalian bronzes, carved dolomite stone (sourced from the Cradle of Humankind), wood, steel, and mixed media assemblage. Consistent throughout is a commitment to moving the discipline forward in idiosyncratic and distinctive ways, and never looking back.

(DON’T) LOOK BACK – a group sculpture exhibition will open on 23 March 2017 and will run until 22 April 2017. The opening night on Thursday, 23 March includes Lament, a collaborative performance between Lizette Chirrime and Ledelle Moe at 7pm incorporating Chirrime’s signature fabric collages and Moe’s concrete and steel sculptures.