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Keith Dietrich: 'Fragile Histories'
Keith Dietrich: 'Fragile Histories'
10 October 2012 - 21 November 2012 18.00 h - 20.00 h
Brundyn + Gonsalves - Cape Town
Art Exhibits


Fragile Histories may be viewed as a kind of “book” comprising four sections or “volumes” that narrate the tensions and textures of early colonial encounters at the Cape in South Africa. The work alludes to the rich though unsettled histories of the people who inhabited this heterogeneous space; a space characterised by astonishing cultural, linguistic and religious diversity. Amidst this melting pot were the indigenous Khoi and San people, Chinese and European visitors and settlers, slaves born at the Cape and also from greater Africa, the Indian subcontinent and the Dutch East Indies (Indonesia), Dutch East Indian political exiles and convicts, free blacks; and the offspring resulting from the mixing of these groups.

Keith Dietrich (born in Johannesburg, 1950) studied graphic design at Stellenbosch University where he graduated with a BA degree in Visual Arts in 1974.


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Brundyn + Gonsalves
71 Loop Street
Cape Town
Western Cape
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Brundyn + Gonsalves was established in 2006 in Cape Town, South Africa. Under the direction of Elana Brundyn and Ann Gonsalves, the gallery has rapidly garnered a reputation for being one of the foremost representatives of South African contemporary art and is a port of call for local and international collectors and curators looking for both established and emerging talent.

Brundyn + Gonsalves is fully committed towards the representation, exhibition and promotion of quality contemporary South African career artists, with a specific focus towards ensuring presence and stature within the global art context. As such, the gallery regularly exhibits at major local and international art fairs, secures museum acquisitions and publishes significant catalogues with full-colour reproductions and scholarly essays.