Anne Sassoon


5th August 2010, 6 for 6.30 p.m.
jozi art:lab at Arts on Main, CNR Main and Berea, Johannesburg

BLV Projects and jozi art:lab invite to the opening

Anne Sassoon is a South African artist who lives and works in Jerusalem. She began drawing and painting in the 1980s, when her figurative work sought to capture the complexity of human relationships in apartheid South Africa. Her drawings made during political trials of 1980s where often published in the Rand Daily Mail. She has exhibited her work in London, Berlin, New York and elsewhere since the 1990s and is represented in many collections, including the Johannesburg Art Gallery, the Constitutional Court, Wits University Galleries, the Durban Art Gallery, the Sasol Collection as well as Collections in London and Jerusalem. 

Ghost Memory and Other Paintings comprises works on paper, completed during recent residency in Cape Town. These delicate and poignant works draw on a number of sources: the iconic Mt Fuji paintings of Hokusai, illustrations from a Victorian encyclopaedia, comic books, film stills, images of the American deep south, and Cape Town’s own slave history. These disparate themes and sources are drawn together in Sassoon’s own remembering of the city of Cape Town.

jozi art:lab
arts on main

Ghost Memory