Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present

Live Virtual Auction, 19 February 2024

Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present
About the Session

From Thomas Baines to Jake Aikman, Curatorial Voices: African Landscapes, Past and Present will showcase art by pioneering modernist and trailblazing contemporary artists, spanning 175 years of visual landscape painting on the African continent. This comprehensive auction reveals a nuanced understanding of the diverse cultural, historical, and environmental contexts that have shaped artistic representations of the landscape. Through an examination of various themes, the auction seeks to engage viewers in a dialogue that transcends time and space, connecting past representations to contemporary perspectives. The auction attempts to engage with the diversity of artists that have shaped and continue to shape the depiction of Africa through time.

The auction invites viewers on a captivating journey through the artistic expressions that mirror the multifaceted nature of African terrain. Through meticulous  curation and insightful analysis, the catalogue aspires to be a valuable resource for scholars, art enthusiasts and anyone eager to embark on a thought-provoking exploration of Africa’s rich and complex artistic heritage.

Curatorial Voices
Recognising the dynamic discourse surrounding African Landscape, both past and present, the auction features texts by invited contemporary curators responding to the auction selection and themes. As external voices, they provide critical insights into the complexities of the landscape theme. By amplifying these contemporary perspectives, the exhibition seeks to bridge the gap between traditional representations and the ever-evolving discourse on the role of African art within the global art market.

Azza Satti, Independent Curator, Kenya
Azu Nwagbogu, Founder and Director of the African Artists’ Foundation (AAF), Nigeria
Camilla van Hoogstraten, Head of Sales, Latitudes Online
Ugoma Ebilah, Curator, Gallerist & Founder of Bloom Art
Nkgopoleng Moloi, Independent Curator, South Africa


  • Godfrey Douglas Giles; Battle at Slingersfontein, February 1900
  • Godfrey Douglas Giles; Battle at Slingersfontein, February 1900
  • Godfrey Douglas Giles; Battle at Slingersfontein, February 1900


Lot Estimate
ZAR 40 000 - 60 000
Location
Cape Town
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About this Item

British 1857-1941
Battle at Slingersfontein, February 1900

signed and dated 1905; inscribed with the artist's name and the title on a plaque adhered to the frame; inscribed indistinctly on a sticker adhered to the reverse

oil on canvas
75 by 126cm excluding frame; 84,5 by 135 by 4cm including frame

Notes

Inscription on the plaque reads: "2nd Battalion Worcester Regiment under the command of Major General R A P Clements Slingersfontein (near Colesberg, Cape Colony), (Feb 12, 1900). Godfrey Douglas Giles O B E (1857-1941). Major Giles then a special artist correspondent for the The Graphic was an eyewitness to the engagement."

Literature

Ryno Greenwell (1992) Artists and Illustrators of the Anglo-Boer War, Cape Town: Fernwood Press, illustrated on page 137.

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