STEVENSON is pleased to present Both, and, a group exhibition reflecting on 15 years of the gallery’s existence. Stevenson is jointly owned by a collective of 11 directors, and this exhibition is curated by its newest partners, Sisipho Ngodwana and Alexander Richards.
The title positions this exhibition as an alternative to an ‘either/or’ way of thinking, making room for a point of view that is multiple, mutable and inclusive. At its core, Stevenson has always been dedicated to art history and current discourse – a place for ideas. At the same time, the gallery has remained a place of commerce. A question that has been pivotal throughout the years is ‘how can we be both committed to art history, and fully engaged with the market?’ The curators set out to navigate this apparent paradox in their approach to the show.
Both, and takes place across Stevenson’s Cape Town and Johannesburg locations. The exhibition spills over into the private and administrative spaces within both galleries, which will be accessible to the public for the duration of the show. It features new and existing works by current gallery artists, by old friends, and by new acquaintances. True to its theme, some works are new to the marketplace, others re-enter it and others exist apart from it.