Daimler Contemporary

Still from Hema (or Six hours of out-breath captured in 792 balloons)

Lerato Shadi
Still from Hema (or Six hours of out-breath captured in 792 balloons), Video ,


Haus Huth Alte Potsdamer Str. 5 10785 Berlin Germany


Hours: Daily 11am-6pm


Athi Patra-Ruga, Dineo Bopape, Lerato Shadi, Willem Boshoff, Zander Blom and Michael MacGarry at Daimler Contemporary

In the year of the Soccer World Cup in our country, the Daimler Art Collection aims to continue its lengthy history of addressing and promoting South Africa’s cultural development with an international contemporary art exhibition in Berlin. This presentation is arranged in dialogue form, juxtaposing current performative, conceptual and abstract tendencies in contemporary South African art with selected works from the Daimler Art Collection. At this event in Berlin, the Daimler Art Collection (which concentrates on abstract, avant-garde movements and reduced conceptual tendencies from Bauhaus to current contemporary art) presents mainly new acquisitions in the field of international contemporary art for the first time.

The presentation of the ‘Ampersand’ exhibition includes site-specific installations and video art as well as paintings, drawings and photography. About 60 works are shown. While the
exhibition does feature selected predecessors, its main thrust is directed at current works from recent years by younger artists (most of whom are between 30 and 40 years old). Works by fourteen international artists from the Daimler Art Collection are shown in a dialogue with sixteen South African artists.

Artists on show include Zander Blom, Dineo Bopape, Willem Boshoff, Kay Hassan, Nicholas Hlobo, Abrie Fourie, Lawrence Lemaoana, Michael MacGarry, Nandipha Mntambo, Athi-Patra Ruga, Lerato Shadie, Rowan Smith, Nontsikelelo Veleko, Mikhael Subotzky, Sue Williamson and James Webb.

10 June 2010 - 10 October 2010