Karel Nel

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Wits Art Museum, Johannesburg
30 May - 3 August 2024

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It is with great pleasure that we draw your attention to Karel Nel’s long-awaited survey exhibition covering four decades of his magnificent large scale drawings alongside significant objects from his own collection of African and Oceanic art.

Presented by Wits Art Museum and curated by Fiona Rankin-Smith, the exhibition and its contents has a close, fascinating relationship with the museum itself, because since his undergraduate days in the Fine Art Department Nel has been involved in expanding WAM’s collection of African artefacts and for a substantial period he was Associate Professor before departing to become Senior Curator at the Norval Foundation when it opened in Cape Town. An accompanying extensive catalogue will be produced for the exhibition, to arrive during the course of its run. Read more in the exhibition notice.

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