Batlhaping Ba Re! is a solo exhibition by Mmakgabo Mapula Helen Sebidi (born 1943, South Africa) featuring paintings, etching and a sculpture from a career spanning five decades.
The exhibition reflects on Sebidi’s continuous dedication to mythologies, ancestry and traditional value systems, and highlights the innovations that have characterized the artist’s practice in recent years. It centers on Sebidi’s recurring practice of combining human and animal forms that are imbued with spiritual significance, inviting viewers to imagine what Batlhaping (one of the Tswana tribes) are sharing with us in Sebidi’s depictions of the human.
Venue: Gallery 1, Norval Foundation, 4 Steenberg Rd, Steenberg Estate, Cape Town
Time: 10am to 5.15pm
Cost: R160 (general admission)