The Jean Pigozzi African Art Collection

Then I Knew I Was Good at Painting’: Esther Mahlangu. A Retrospective – Iziko South African National Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa

from 18/02/2024 to 11/08/2024

Curated by Nontobeko Ntombela, the Retrospective Exhibition highlights Dr Esther Mahlangu’s over 50-year long career and her meteoric rise as a contemporary artist, earning her global acclaim.
More than 100 artworks have been loaned from international collections, carefully curated alongside historic photographs and a short film. Also included in the exhibition is Mahlangu’s BMW 525i Art Car which makes its historic return to South Africa for the first time in more than 30 years. Mahlangu became the first woman and first African to be invited to participate in the prestigious BMW Art Car Collection in 1991.

After the Iziko South African National Gallery, the show will then begin its global tour, stopping first at Wits Art Museum in Johannesburg, South Africa, before moving to the United States in early 2026.

Link to the exhibition website