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Accomplice – Michael Armitage

8 February 2020 to 1 October 2020

Accomplice - Michael Armitage

Following the declaration of a National State of Disaster by South African President Cyril Ramaphosa and in accordance with the stipulations that he outlined—as well as out of concern for staff, patrons, members and visitors— temporarily close Norval Foundation (including The Skotnes Restaurant) is temporarily closed to help slow the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Therefore, Norval Foundation will be closed from March 17th – April 12th, 2020.

Gallery operations will continue remotely during this time to the best of our ability, so do contact us through for any questions or queries. 

Accomplice – Michael Armitage presented by the Norval Foundation hosts the exhibition reception and first viewing of the Kenyan artist’s work.

This exhibition, the first in Africa, includes a cycle of eight oil paintings completed on traditional Lubugo bark cloth and a selection of preparatory ink drawings created by the artist since the 2017 Kenyan elections. Armitage filters representations of the Kenyan body politic through a oneiric vision.

The series of work includes observations of contemporary Nairobi, images culled from social and broadcast media, form the basis of a conversation with Western figurative painting and East African modernism.

The event times are 10am to 11am – Members’ Only Preview, 11am – Exhibitions Open, 11.30am – Michael Armitage in conversation with Chief Curator, Owen Martin in the Atrium.

Venue: Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Road, Tokai, Cape Town
Time: 10am to 11.30am
Cost: Museum Admission R180 | Free Admission every first Thursday of the month

Tel: 087 654 5900
 Exhibtion Opening Accomplice: Michael Armitage | @NorvalFdn
Instagram: @norvalfoundation




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