Intersections: South African Art from the BHP Billiton Collection
In 1994 the then Gencor set out to build a collection of South African contemporary art. During a dramatic period of change in South Africa, the vision was to collect artworks that reflected the socio-political environment artists were experiencing. Nearly a decade later BHP Billiton SA Ltd now has a collection of over 600 artworks by South Africa’s best known contemporary artists. The merger between Billiton and BHP embodies a bridge between South Africa and Australia. The integration and international interests of BHP Billiton have lead to this exhibition of 40 key works from the BHP Billiton Collection.
Artists: Moshekwa Langa, David Koloane, Bernie Searle, Tracy Rose, William Kentridge, Willem Boshoff, Marlene Dumas, Zwelethu Mthethwe, Hentie Van Der Merwe, Sue Williamson, Jane Alexander, Lisa Brice, Gavin Jantjes, David Goldblatt, Minette Vari, Johannes Phokela, Willie Bester, Siemon Allen, Penny Siopis, Robert Hodgins, Robin Rhode, Paul Stopforth, Ezrom Legae, Elze Miles, Wayne Barker.