The Freak Show

Starts: Thursday, 19 October 2017, 18:00
Posted: 16 Oct 2017
Dates & Times:
  • Thursday, 19 October 2017, 18:00 to Friday, 3 November 2017, 12:00

Postponed for now!

Assemblage proudly presents a collaborative showcase titled 'The Freak Show'. The exhibition is made possible under the auspices of The African Arts Trust's grant funding towards the materialisation of projects and exhibitions at Assemblage's project space for the last quarter of 2017 and first half of the 2018 calendar year.

Featuring Cape Town based duo:
Nikita Tina Mahlati, Photography
Mbongeni Fongoqa, Design

Photographer Mahlati Nikita and Mbongeni have reinvented the expression known As Neo-South African articulation in glorious colours that graphically communicate much better as manipulated photographs. In the creative process of creating this 20 piece series Nikita made sure that all the photographs where in solid crisp black and white before handing them over to Illustrator Artist Fongoqa Mbongeni to add colour. The colour selection process was held on a conversational manner while overlooking all the possible executions to better communicate and engage in a clear visual language.

The exhibition will run opens at Assemblage on Thursday, 19 October and runs until 03 November.
Operating hours: 8am - 5pm on weekdays.
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About The African Arts Trust:

The African Arts Trust is a charitable trust set up to support visual artists by the collector and philanthropist, Robert Devereux, following the successful fundraising auction of his private collection of post-war British art at Sothebys, London in 2010.

The trust is based on years of frequent travel to Africa and the recognition that there is a wealth of talented visual artists whose opportunities are stifled by the lack of resources available locally in the visual arts sector.

The charity is run by the following trustees, Robert Devereux, Founder and Director, Hamish Dewar, Director of Hamish Dewar Conservation Ltd, Robin Woodhead, Chairman of Sotheby's International and administered by Danda Jaroljmek, Circle Art Agency, Nairobi.


  • The African Arts Trust