AKAA Also Known As Africa 2019 Art & design fair

Paris, November 9-11, 2019

Also Known As Africa

Art & Design Fair
Saturday November 9
to Monday 11, 2019
Le Carreau du Temple, Paris


AKAAAlso Known As Africa, the only art fair in France dedicated to contemporary art and design from Africa,
is back for the 4th edition at Carreau du Temple in Paris, from November 9 to 11 2019.

Dyman Gallery Art on Exhibition

Dominique Zinkpe Solo Exhibition

Dominique Zinkpe Solo Exhibition

1 – 25 November 2019

Moi opte pour: Comedie humaine

Comédie Humaine
a Solo Exhibition by Benin artist
Dominique Zinkpe

Venue: 20 Plein Street (c/o Plein & Ryneveld), Stellenbosch

Opening: Friday 1 November – 6.30pm


Art on Exhibition

Dyman Gallery – Dominique Zinkpé Solo (Part 1)

Dyman Gallery – Dominque Zinkpé (Part 2)

Arrhythmia – Art Exhibition

4 – 26 October 2019

Exploring the Relationship between Science and Contemporary Art

Artists: Roelf Daling, Robyn Munnick, Kylie van der Merwe, Amy Pike,
Haydon Harvey, Siobhan O’Reagain, Ciara Struwig

Venue: 20 Plein Street (c/o Plein & Ryneveld), Stellenbosch

Opening: Friday 4 October 2019 – 6pm

curated by Amy Pike


Art on Exhibition

Time Without Ropes - a Solo by Paul Marais

Paul Marais Solo Exhibition

5 September – 28 September 2019

A Solo Exhibition by Paul Marais
Curated by Amy Pike

Opening: Thursday 5 September 2019 – 6pm

Venue: 20 Plein Street (c/o Plein & Ryneveld), Stellenbosch

Art on Exhibition

Handmade Heaven

Handmade Heaven – Art Exhibition

15 April to 15 May 2019

Artists: Bastiaan van Stenis, Colijn Strydom, Gabriela Orzechowski, Haidee Nel,
Johann Booyens, Leandri Erlank, Maritha van Ameron, Marguerite Roux
Curated by Leandri Erlank

Venue: 1st floor, 19 Ryneveld Street, Stellenbosch

“In some ways we live in a very unnatural world- our brains are constantly trying to adjust and adapt to a lot of social and technological change- and I think that can cause a lot of suffering. So many people have anxiety now and the natural world has less of a role in our lives.
Handmade Heaven is an imagined paradise. It’s about a sense of dislocation and a sadness of feeling separated from nature.”
-a song by Marina Diamandis


Home Ground

Home Ground – Art exhibition

29 March to 30 April 2019

Venue: 20 Plein Street, Stellenbosch

Opening: Friday 29 March, 6pm

An exhibition exploring HOME – be this a physical location, memory, or experience.

Artists: Emma Willemse, Isable Mertz, Paul Marais, Simphiwe Mbunyuza, Jessica Kapp


ON COLOUR - a group exhibition

ON COLOUR – a group exhibition

31 JAN – 01 MAR 2019

This group exhibition explores the world of bold colours and their combinations.

The artists in this show have a meaningful relationship with colour in their work, and use these different shades to convey their message. Historically, the art world has always looked to pure hues of colour for inspiration, producing well-known artists such as Henri Matisse and Mark Rothko.

‘On Colour’ turns the lens towards how 2-D artists are using colour in this day and age in South Africa.


What it is. a group show.

What It Is. a group show.

5 DEC 2018 – 26 JAN 2019

Featuring artists: Zenande Mketeni, Bulumko Mbete, Jessica Bosworth-Smith, Shomtwala Ndeedna Shivute, Nelago Shilongoh, Kirstin Warries, Akudzwe Elsie Chiwa, Shakil Solanki, Haidee Nel

Curated by Lemeeze Davids


Cataloguing information into neat boxes is what humans do best. We understand the world through names, umbrella terms, and fixed markers of identity because sometimes, it can be difficult to make sense of a world that is constantly changing. Our names are important to us because they are supposed to stand in for everything we are, even representing the things that we do not know about ourselves. While some identify with their given name, others find their real name as life goes on. Either way, we may feel compelled to find a piece of language that is all our own, and that can totally capture our apparent uniqueness.

This exhibition, What It Is, aims to delve into the relationship with one’s own identity, which is the ever-changing set of desires and intentions that we try to name. Instead of placing a solid stake in the ground, this show reflects on the reiterations and overlapping of what we think is ourselves and our world. Are things simply what they are? By hosting a number of works that are series, and/or repetitive, the pieces have multiple representations to voice their message, and provide avenues into different narratives of interpretation.

In its multiples, What It Is, draws a number of artists together that are thinking about how to draw borders around their self and society. The artists’ works are in dialogue with one another, unfolding topics such as personal mythologies, the link between consumer identity and environment, and the names that are monumentalised in a post-colonial society. The work contends with this heavy topic by addressing it from many different viewpoints.