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Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting Esther Mahlangu, A Retrospective

Cape Town hosts the start of the global tour of Dr. Esther Mahlangu’s retrospective.

Curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, the exhibition promises a profound exploration of Dr. Mahlangu's transformative artistry.  It will be presented in Cape Town till 11 August 2024 before moving to Gauteng, and then on to the US and other continents for an extended period thereafter.

The retrospective opens its doors in the week that art lovers from around the nation descend on Cape Town for the annual Investec Cape Town Art Fair, hosted at the CTICC between 16 and 18 February 2024. Members of the media and a select group of VIPs were treated to a preview of the retrospective earlier this week.

The retrospective features more than 100 contemporary artworks, historic photographs, and a short film that have been carefully curated and gathered from around the globe.

“We hope everyone will immerse themselves in the world of Dr. Esther Mahlangu and witness the legacy of one of the most pivotal artists of our time,” says Ntombela.

Press release

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