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Today, Cape Town is the legislative capital of South Africa as well as the capital of the Western Cape province. Since it was the first site of European settlement, Cape Town is known as South Africa’s “mother city”. The city traces its origin back to 1652 when the Dutch East India Company established a refreshment station for its ships on the shores of Table Bay.
Here, while the indigenous provided cattle and the company imported slaves, mixed-race unions took place leading to the development of a new ethnic group, the Cape Coloureds, and to the city’s multi-ethnic population. In 1781 the French established a garrison to help the Dutch defend the city against British encroachment, influencing local architecture and culture.
With the British succeeding in their occupation, freedom for the slaves and new parliamentary and judicial concepts came along. However, it was only with the formation of the Union of South Africa that the town councils of Cape Town and several others combined to form the City of Greater Cape Town. In the last decade, the arts sector in Cape Town has incredibly flourished, especially after the inauguration of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art, and the city has been a major hub for emerging artists of the region.

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Alt and Omega: Jackson Hlungwani, a sculpture retrospective

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And then you see yourself: Zanele Muholi

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USHA SEEJARIM, Angel of the house, Solo Exhibition, Cape Town, South Africa, Art and about Africa

Angel of the house | Solo Exhibition by Usha Seejari

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Art of everyday things

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As Far as Forever will take us, Cape Town, South Africa, Art and About Africa

As Far as Forever will Take us

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ARTivism 4 EXHIBITION, Cape Town, Art and About Africa

AVA presents 4 Exhibitions: "Over the Horizon", "Live Bees!", "Interrupted", "Rapid Eye Movement"

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Black is Blue, Cape Town, South Africa, Art And About Africa

Black is Blue: a durational performance artwork by Oupa Sibeko

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Call me when you get there by Mame-Diarra Niang

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Circle AVA 50 Collectors, Cape Town, South Africa, Art and About Africa

Circle - AVA 50 Collectors

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Did you ever think there would come a time?

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Distant Visions: Postcard from Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, Art and About Africa

Distant Visions: Postcards from Africa by Shirin Neshat and Sue Williamson

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Elléna Lourens | Under The Sun

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Fanie Buys

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Fathom Group Exhibition

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Fynbos City by Joshua Miles

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Garage-ism by Zander Blom

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Garth Meyer: LINE

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Happy to see you

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Home is where the art is

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HOMEWORK

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Idéogrammes, signes, symboles et logos (hommage à Youssouf Tata Cissé et Germaine Dieterlen)

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iiNyanga Zonyaka: Athi-Patra Ruga

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Imaginarium | Judy Woodborne

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In conversation

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Intimacy | Lisette Forsyth

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Investec Cape Town Art fair

Art fair

Jody Paulsen | Artist Room

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Kwaai vol.3

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Legae / Khaylethu by Bruce Bowale and Chumisa Fihla

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Line in the Sand by Haroon Gunn-Salie

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Living in a Box: A Retrospective | Warren Maroon

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Lost in Translation by Lien Botha

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Lucy Jane Turpin

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Marike Kleynsheldt Solo Exhibition

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David Goldblatt: Markers of Presence / Goodman Gallery Cape Town, and About Africa

Markers of Presence by David Goldblatt

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Mushūrah, Cape Town, Art and About Africa

Mashurah

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Memorial

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Meschac Gaba: Citoyen du monde

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Nadine Hansen Solo Exhibition

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Not Angels or Algorithms, Cape Town, Art and About Africa

Not Angels or Algorithms, Only Humans Error

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Oda Tungodden

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On golden soil. Mandla Mavengere solo exhibition

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Paintings for Disappearing by Katherine Spindler

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Plates and bowls, old and new by Hylton Nel Plates

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Rapture - quantum leap into the future by Anton Smit

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Recent Acquisitions by the Homestead Collection

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