CAPE TOWN GALLERIES


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Goodman Gallery
3rd Floor, Fairweather House, 176 Sir Lowry Rd, Foreshore, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa/ 27 21 462 7573/ goodman-gallery.com
Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 5.30pm, Saturday 9.30am - 4pm
 

The gallery represents artists who have shaped the landscape of contemporary art in southern Africa, while working with already eminent younger artists. Furthermore, the programme takes into account the experience of artists based both on the continent and within the Diaspora, as well as colonial era divides that have distanced sub-Saharan Africa from its northern counterparts. Artists based outside of Africa, exploring territory such as unequal power structures and socio-political constructs, have been exhibited in South Africa at the Goodman Gallery for the first time.

 
 

Gallery MOMO Cape Town
170 Buitengracht St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa/ 27 21 424 5150/ gallerymomo.com
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Artists exhibiting at the gallery have been at the forefront of the local and international art world. These artists, through their respective genres, keep pushing the boundaries of local and international markets. The gallery continues to support local and international young-and-upcoming talent through its renowned residency program. This program allows artists to exchange ideas and engage with the new environment. Apart from the gallery space in Johannesburg, MOMO recently opened an exhibition space in Cape Town. Aside from its acclaimed exhibitions in both Johannesburg and Cape Town, Gallery MOMO also pursues its international presence by participating in local and international art fairs. Artists presented with Gallery MOMO constantly features in international biennales such as Venice Biennale, Beijing Biennale, Havana Biennale, Lyon Biennale and many more.

 
 

WHATIFTHEWORLD
1 Argyle St, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7915, South Africa/ 27 21 447 2376/ whatiftheworld.com
Tuesday - Friday 9.30am - 5pm, Saturday9.30am - 2pm

WHATIFTHEWORLD was founded in 2008 and is now situated in a decommissioned synagogue in Woodstock, which forms part of Cape Town’s recent renewal of Edwardian industria. Originally the gallery identified a group of young contemporary Southern African artists whose practice was underpinned by both global and local contemporary art movements. WHATIFTHEWORLD is committed to contemporary art through a distinguished exhibition program of young African-based artists.

 
 

Stevenson Gallery
Ground, Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock, Cape Town, 7925, South Africa/ 27 21 462 1500/ stevenson.info
Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm
 

Gallery has an international exhibition programme with a particular focus on the region. In addition to exhibiting gallery artists, it has brought the work of people like Francis Alÿs, Rineke Dijkstra, Thomas Hirschhorn, Glenn Ligon and Walid Raad to South Africa, often for the first time. The gallery opened in 2003, and has spaces in Cape Town and Johannesburg.

 
 

AVA
35 Church St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8001, South Africa/ 27 21 424 7436/ ava.co.za
Monday - Friday 10am - 7pm, Saturday 10am - 1pm

The AVA in association with Spier advances contemporary art in South Africa through exhibitions, discussions, residencies, screenings, publications and educational workshops. The AVA is committed to supporting artists who have had limited exposure. We also promote contemporary art through exhibiting established artists whose practice has helped to develop the discourse of contemporary art in South Africa, as well as beyond its borders.