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As the year draws to a close, we wanted to take a moment to express our warm appreciation to each and every one of you. In a time where we've navigated without a venue, your understanding, flexibility, and continuous support have meant the world to us. It's been a year marked by adaptation, creative solutions, and thinking on our feet. Your trust in us during these times has been truly valued.

As we approach the festive season, we want to extend our warmest wishes to you and your loved ones. May this season be filled with joy, laughter, and cherished moments.

We look forward to continuing this journey together and creating more wonderful experiences in the days, months and years ahead.

May 2024 be a safe, healthy, and prosperous year for us all.

Candice Berman, Gallery Director & Art Advisor
Els van Mourik, Senior Curator
Morgan Kunhardt, Gallery Manager
Sonja Meyer, Gallery Manager
Margie Gibb, Marketing Communication
CLOSING DATES: The gallery will be closing on 23 December for the festive season and re-opening on 8 January 2024.

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Reflecting on the whirlwind of preparations, it was amazing to witness the dedication and collaborative spirit that defined the week at 223. A big thank you to the entire team and artists for their shared passion and unwavering commitment, in preparing the space. Together, we curated, painted, unpacked, cleaned, installed, and meticulously readied the space.

At the grand opening of 223, the energy was electric as we welcomed nearly 500 guests through our doors. It was a bustling celebration filled with art enthusiasts, supporters, collectors, and curious minds eager to explore our space and engage with the vibrant atmosphere. The overwhelming turnout truly reflected the community's immense interest and enthusiasm for this next chapter in our lives.

THE 2020’s: new forms of abstraction - part 2
25 November 2023 - 25 February 2024

The exhibition THE 2020s: new forms of abstraction – part 2, serves as a springboard for a new, young generation of South African visual artists who are investigating abstraction as a more global and nomadic art style, and shifting our gaze. One can sense that new life is blossoming within this early 2020s art movement, which has recently paid more attention to figuration. As these artists create a new visual language, they also contribute significantly to broadening the parameters of Contemporary African Art. They resist the pigeonholing of African Art on a global scale and seek to establish as an equal partner in dialogue with other cultural geographies of the world.

Amogelang Maepa, Athenkosi Kwinana, Chrisél Attewell, Cow Mash, DuduBloom More, Hazel Mphande, Katlisho Tleane, Kutlwano Monyai, Lee-At Meyerov, Mellaney Roberts, Natalie de Morney, Odette Graskie, Paballo Majela and Pia Truscott

Curated by Els van Mourik
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The ArtLab is the home to Odette Graskie
25 November 2023 - 25 February 2024

Odette Graskie, will be utilising The Creatory to explore and create new works -The Creatory is an Art Lab that serves as a nurturing ground for artists, offering them opportunities to experiment and produce new works. It provides resources and support for artists and writers to delve deeper into their creative processes, fostering innovation, and pushing the boundaries of contemporary art in South Africa.

Follow Odette Graskie on Instagram to track her creative process and stay updated on upcoming drawing sessions and workshops.


We enjoyed the support and the engagement we received during the fair. Your presence, whether physical or virtual, played a significant role in our participation at Art Cologne. Berman Contemporary proudly presented the works of three female artists: Amogelang Maepa, Chrisél Attewell and Lee-At Meyerov.

ART COLOGNE is the world's oldest existing fair for the visual arts born in the 20th and 21st centuries. Around 200 international galleries show their works of art, including paintings, sculptures, photographs, prints, multiples, installation, performance and video art. The origins of today's ART COLOGNE started in the year 1967 when the Cologne-based gallery Hein Stünke and Rudolf Zwirner initiated the first Cologne Art Fair.
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"Quality over quantity" serves as the guiding principle for the 56th Art Cologne.

The fair maintains the "Art + Object" sector, albeit in a reduced capacity this time, curated by a newly appointed advisory board. "I am delighted that in 2022, we will refocus on Art Cologne's traditional strengths, emphasizing its identity as a platform for progressive art," states a representative.

The focus is not on surpassing previous numbers but on a more concentrated approach," remarks fair director Daniel Hug. Despite this, the fair introduces exciting novelties and emphasizes a more international outlook, marking a transition from the pandemic era, where travel complications seemed to have eased.

Among the newcomers are BERMAN CONTEMPORARY from Johannesburg and WHAT IF THE WORLD from Cape Town.
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Select works from ArtBank SA Contemporary Art Collection
Held at the Javett Art Centre at the University of Pretoria

23 September 2023 - 18 February 2024

Ahead of a momentous year in South African history the exhibition “Great Expectations” has been curated with a selection of artworks from the Art Bank of South Africa Contemporary Art Collection to take a moment to reflect on dreams and hopes held for a free South Africa almost three decades ago.

The selected artworks cut across issues of identity, society, the built environment and the spirit of the times. The exhibition continues the conversation on the overall curatorial theme around meaning making by way of visual art, exploring identity, heritage, the self and the collective contemporary South Africa plunged into a reckoning around uncomfortable historic truths and reflecting on the future implications of the decisions made now.
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THE 2020's: new forms of abstraction - part 2

THE 2020's: new forms of abstraction - part 2

25 Nov 2023 - 25 Feb 2024

Held at Berman Contemporary
Ceramic Brussels

Ceramic Brussels

25 - 28 January 2024

Tours & Taxis, Belgium, Brussels
Investec Cape Town Art Fair

Investec Cape Town Art Fair

16 - 18 February 2024

Cape Town International Convention Centre
223 Jan Smuts Avenue, Rosebank, Johannesburg
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