Investec Cape Town Art Fair 16 – 18 February 2018
STEFAN HUNDT [ Curator: Sanlam Art Collection ]
“For the Cape Town Art Fair 2018 WALL will draw from its growing collection of works by Amadlozi Group artists, with a focus on the smaller sculpture of Edoardo Villa. “
Founded in 1967 the Amadlozi Group ( a Zulu word meaning ‘spirit of the ancestors’) shared ideas about art across racial boundaries and desired to create a uniquely South African form of modernism with reference to indiginous African cultures. Villa’s medium to large scale works are most often presented as the pinnacle of his achievement but it is the smaller sculptures in bronze and welded steel which reveal the artists subtle understanding of form. Complimenting these sculptures will be a selection of artworks by Cecil Skotnes , Sydney Kumalo and Ezrom Legae. In addition a selection of works by artists contemporaneous with the Amadlozi Group will be shown as counterpoint to the group.