SMAC gallery was established in 2007 in Stellenbosch, South Africa and opened its first space in Cape Town in 2011. The gallery programme is focused on presenting the work of contemporary African artists. SMAC expanded to its current flagship space in Woodstock, Cape Town, in 2014 and opened a third space in Johannesburg, South Africa in 2016. The gallery maintains an active publishing initiative. The gallery’s art fair participation includes Art Basel Miami Beach, The Armory Show, Art Brussels and Artissima.
The event promises a return to normalcy for art in New York City following over a year of cancellations, closures, and delays.
The exhibition builds on Arundhati Roy's essay arguing Covid-19 is a chance to break with the past.
In this episode, we join Callan Grecia and Zander Blom, in Blom's Cape Town studio. The two discuss the process of building worlds, the ever-changing function of art, and the importance of identifying their pursuits.
In this episode, Bonolo Kavula sits down with Jabulile Dlamini-Qwesha to discuss dealing with the fear of the unknown, the importance of perspective, and the personal experiences that informed Kavula's process leading up to her debut solo exhibition, sewedi sewedi.
In this episode, Frances Goodman and Keely Shinners discuss Goodman's solo, Uneventful Days, in the days leading up to the exhibition opening. Considering community in times of physical distance, Goodman finds new ways of engaging portraiture through performative self-expression by inviting her subjects to send her self-images taken at home when...
In this episode of SMAC Gallery's podcast, Cyrus Kabiru & Amogelang Maledu discuss inspirations behind Kabiru's practice, from Familial experiences to environmentalism, and how his sculptures function between fashion, art, and Afrofuturism.
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