CAPE TOWN MEMOIRS AND DANGEROUS LIAISONS
A solo exhibition by Lizelle Kruger.
Show opens 1 March 2018 from 6.30pm.
50 Buitenkant Street, Cnr Roeland & Buitenkant Street, Cape Town.
Gallery hours: 10 - 5 Mon to Friday, 10 - 2 Saturdays
or by appointment
Kruger's large-scale street and landscape works of the Mother City from the 1920s to 1960s form the backdrop to the women who take centre stage in this exhibition. The artist pays tribute to women from every sphere of society; women who participated in dockside liaisons, women who operated the 'Sugar Houses', and the imported female slaves - many of whom were housed at the Company Slave Lodge which can still be seen in Adderley Street.
“ Let us remember the souls of those who were brought to the city by force. The people who brought with them the knowledge of crafts and who filled our homes with the lovely aroma of cardamom, cinnamon, incense and curry. Let us remember the indigenous Khoi who slept in the shadow of the mountain under the moon and stars long before four poster beds arrived by ship in the harbour. May the labour and memory of the unsung heroes of Cape Town never be in vain and remain in our hearts” – Lizelle Kruger
Cape Town Memoirs and Dangerous Liaisons is a body of work created in the oldest building in Cape Town: The Castle of Good Hope.