Sethembile Msezane I Frieze I City Report

Frieze I City Report: Cape Town

BY Amie Soudien and Sean O’Toole

With a host of new private museums opening in Cape Town, Sean O’Toole considers the impact on the local arts scene while Amie Soudien explores the city’s burgeoning grassroots arts spaces.


‘Born in 1991, a year after the advent of democratic change, Msezane is a graduate of UCT’s satellite Michaelis School of Fine Art and member of the all-female artist collective iQhiya. Alumni of this prestigious school include painters Marlene Dumas and Lisa Brice, as well as sculptors Nandipha Mntambo and Mohau Modisakeng, both of whom are represented in German businessman Jochen Zeitz’s collection, which is on long-term loan to Zeitz MOCAA. Newer sculptural work by Msezane, who is currently enrolled on the MFA course at Michaelis, has also been acquired by Zeitz.’



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