Standard Bank Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa


The exhibition marks Standard Bank's 150th year in banking.

Works on the exhibition are drawn from the Standard Bank Corporate Art Collection, taking viewers on a decade by decade journey through South Africa's history over the 150 years of the bank's existence. It includes works by renowned South African artists such as John Mohl, Gerard Sekoto, Jacob Hendrik Pierneef, Brett Murray, Johannes Phokela, William Kentridge, Durant Sihlali, Sam Nhlengethwa, Trevor Makhoba, David Goldblatt, Alexis Preller, Penny Siopis and Wim Botha.

A display drawn from the rich archival and artefact collection of the Standard Bank Heritage Centre focuses on the 150-year history of Standard Bank. It comprises three components: The first covering the period up to 1987 traces the institution's history and growth into a major financial services organisation; the second describes the bank's expansion into Africa and other parts of the world, and tells the story of the journey to self-service banking through technological innovations; a third component includes an old banking hall, showcasing furniture and equipment used in previous eras.

AIR ON THE SKIN was selected by the curators from the Standard Bank Collection for this exhibition.



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