Greatmore Artists Exhibitions

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Towards a Sentimental Cartography of Water

Curated by Stefan Vicedom

28 November - 14 December

Towards a Sentimental Cartography of Water

Madeleine Bazil // Lizette Chirrime // Das Numen // Denver Jansen // Io Makandal // Koleka Putuma // Nina Schuiki // Dennis Siering

Curated by Stefan Vicedom


Opening: Wednesday, 28 November 2018,  06:00 p.m.

Exhibition: 29. November – 14. December 2018

Address: Greatmore Studios, 47-49 Greatmore Street, Woodstock, Cape Town 7925

Opening hours: Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m. – 04:00 p.m.



The Greatmore Studios are glad to announce the upcoming group exhibition Towards a Sentimental Cartography of Water which opens on Wednesday, 28 November 2018, at 06:00 p.m.

The effects of the latest water crisis still shape the social, economical and environmental life of Cape Town and the Western Cape. What once was thought to be a finite state of emergency thus more and more becomes a new form of normality. But which attributes define and characterise this labile situation of a new normal? How has the crisis modified the personal and public relation to water? And to what extent can the crisis even serve as a catalyst for change that transforms the negative implications into a positive outlook?

The exhibition Towards a Sentimental Cartography of Water explores these issues through a range of photographic images, drawings, installations and media works by artists based in South Africa and Europe. The approach of the exhibition loosely refers to the concept of sentimental cartographies which marks a popular method for interpreting complex present-day phenomena. In this particular sense the artworks that are arranged in the exhibition provide some first coordinates for an yet unwritten cartography that describes our far-reaching connectedness with water.

By presenting works of Madeleine Bazil, Lizette Chirrime, Das Numen, Denver Jansen, Io Makandal, Koleka Putuma, Nina Schuiki and Dennis Siering the show brings together a range of artistic positions whose relation to water is marked by highly different focuses and backgrounds. For further information on the participating artists please see the short biographies below.

The exhibition is organised by Berlin-based curator Stefan Vicedom who currently participates in the Greatmore Studios’ residency programme.

Lotto Funded


Past Exhibitions

Rivers Run Through by Lara Dahlmann

16 November – 19 November 2018

Broad Borders by Aamarachi Kelechi

9 November – 10 November 2018

Anthony Cawood Studio Exhibition

19 October – 3 November 2018

Herself by Mwamba Chikwemba

14 September – 19 September 2018

Imbewu Exhibition

24th August – 7th September

Coloured™: A solo exhibition by Roberta Joy Rich

            15 – 25 June 2018

Pop-Up Exhibition

May 2018

International Thupelo Exhibition

26 April 2018

Anatomy of Home

5 – 12 April 2018

CAPE IT’S YOUR NAME by Hans Eriksson

23 February 2018 – 10 March 2018

90 Great Days No More

Thursday, 23 November 2017

HERE AND NOW by various artists  

8 – 20 Febraury 2018


November, 2017

Abstract Cape Town Now Now

September 2017

Zooming In & Breathing Out

August, 2017

@ Large

July 2017

Big Names Exhibition


Greatmore Studios Trust is a registered Trust (IT3597/99) and NPO (054-055-NPO).