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Teresa Firmino at Investec Cape Town Art Fair 2020

January 28, 2020

Everard Read Galleries will be participating in the 8th edition of the Investec Cape Town Art Fair (ICTAF) from the 14 - 16 February 2020.  We are proud to announce that artist Teresa Firmino will be having a solo presentation and exhibiting a selection of works entitled Black Melancholy / Negotiating Trauma.

This exhibition explores the ways in which Firmino negotiates trauma both personally and collectively in her everyday life. The paintings are constructed scenes of the past and present, which are sometimes intertwined. Firmino collects images from magazines, newspapers, historical documents as well as social media and places them in colourful, box-like stages. This creates surreal, baroque scenes which take place in tightly-confined interiors, where the characters have the opportunity to re-enact their stories or construct new ones. This process allows Firmino to create alternative past, present and future narratives of Africa, thus rebuilding her own archive of African history. 


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