21.08 - 21.09.2019

A solo exhibition of recent paintings by Zarah Cassim

“These (painted) images include stories of my grandparents in India and mango farms. They are an attempt to retrace my heritage through exploring old family photographs and stories told by my elders; the only sources for claiming a history for myself, as the surname I bare (Cassim) was given to my family by the South African apartheid regime, and the original family name, and it’s history, was lost.”

The Artist’s dreamlike jungle landscapes are explorations of a heritage and history, which both does and does not exist, put together by fragments of memory and storytelling. Mango Farm reflects on the notion of a constructed history



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