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Against the Grain: Five Sculptors in Wood

<DIV class=caption>Thami Kiti: <EM>Cat </EM>(detail), 1990sRed oakPrivate Collection </DIV>
Thami Kiti: Cat (detail), 1990s
Red oak
Private Collection
Against the Grain: Five Sculptors in Wood
CAPE TOWN  •  Iziko South African Museum  •  Ongoing

Against the Grain profiles the work of five wood sculptors from the Western Cape. Working for many years in often difficult conditions with little support, the artists Isaac Makeleni, Ishmael Thyssen, Shepherd Mbanya, Timothy Mafenuka, and Thami Kiti have all produced imaginative and skilful works of art. While showcasing their work, Against the Grain also questions their present exclusion from the South African artistic canon as well as the lack of appreciation of the work of black African wood sculptors in present discourses about contemporary African art.

Iziko South African Museum Website

Contact: Iziko South African Museum
25 Queen Victoria Street
Cape Town 8001
South Africa

Tel: (27) 21 481 38 00

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