Live Auction, 16 February 2019

Sold for

ZAR 34 140
Lot 24
  • Berni Searle; Enfold, from the Seeking Refuge series


Lot Estimate
ZAR 30 000 - 50 000
Selling Price
Incl. Buyer's Premium and VAT
ZAR 34 140

About this Item

South African 1964-
Enfold, from the Seeking Refuge series
signed, dated 2008 and numbered ED 2/5 in pencil in the margin
archival pigment ink on cotton rag paper
image size: 102 by 144cm; sheet size: 112 by 154cm

Notes

‘Berni Searle’s video Refuge (2008), filmed in the barren volcanic landscape of Lanzarote Island in the Canaries, has the black-clad artist walk barefoot from the sea through dark sand dunes, finally spiralling in on a hollow in the landscape where she curls up. Finding refuge by returning on her path may well symbolise a need to restore a more direct contact with our planet, a means to claim our place within it.’

Virginia MacKenny. (2013) ‘Land Matters’, Art South Africa, vol.11, No. 4, Winter, Page 44.

Photo credit: Tony Meintjes.

Exhibited

Stevenson, Cape Town, Berni Searle: Recent Work 2007/2008, 4 September to 11 October 2008.

National Museum of African Art, Smithsonian Institution, Washington D.C., Earth Matters: Land as Material and Metaphor in the Arts of Africa, curated by Karen Milbourne, 22 April 2013 to 5 January 2014. Searle's video Seeking Refuge was on this exhibition.

Literature

Virginia MacKenny. (2013) 'Land Matters', Art South Africa, vol. 11. No. 4, Winter, page 44.

Sophie Perryer. (ed.) (2008) Bernie Searle: Recent Work 2007/2008. Illustrated in colour on page 57.


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