To celebrate the Ichikowitz Heritage Art Collection’s partnership with the prestigious Constitution Hill, The Ichikowitz Family Foundation is delighted to reveal a special presentation featuring an important selection of pieces not yet seen by the public. The Ichikowitz Special Selection will run concurrently with its ART CROSSES BORDERS – CONVERSATIONS exhibit from 29 October to 15 November 2015 at Old Fort, Constitution Hill.
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Advancing Art as a Tool to Fight Xenophobia
Following the successful launch of the Ichikowitz Heritage Art Collection in Alexandra during Johannesburg Art Week, The Ichikowitz Family Foundation now brings ART CROSSES BORDERS – CONVERSATIONS from Alexandra to the renowned Constitution Hill. This exhibition features new, unseen pieces not yet revealed to the public and travels to its new home at The Old Fort, Constitution Hill Precinct for audiences to experience from 29 October to 15 November 2015, entrance free of charge.
There are no absolute heroes and no absolute villains. These words seem fitting in respect of Ivor Ichikowitz, a crusader for the arts whose day job is selling armaments.
People involved in the business of war are typically characterised as the antagonist in an action movie, and in some people’s view Ichikowitz might be exactly that, but his passion for art and for reconciliation in South Africa might cast him in an altogether different light.
OFTEN when we begin to explore the notion of the “other” in art (and life) the nebulous thread of our perception unravels and we realise that things are not always as they seem. It’s for this reason that art is used as a conduit for open conversations around xenophobia in the forthcoming Art Crosses Borders — Conversations exhibition in Alexandra, Johannesburg. Click here to read full article.
Over 250 guests attended the launch of ART CROSSES BORDERS: CONVERSATIONS in Alexandra on Sunday 6 September.
In celebration of Heritage Month, September 2015, The Ichikowitz Family Foundation launches its Heritage Art Collection with a series of exhibitions beginning around Gauteng from the 6th of September. The Heritage Art Collection is one of the largest collections of its kind with paintings by South African and African artists dating back as far as the 1970’s. (more…)