Author: Winnie SzePage 1 of 12

I am a freelance visual art curator & researcher now based in Cape Town, South Africa. I enjoyed a research fellowship at the Van Abbe Museum (Eindhoven, the Netherlands) in 2017 where I researched Ernest Mancoba (1904-2002) & CoBrA (the European art movement 1949-1951). I struggled to find images of Mancoba's artworks so this site is an informal database of the images I've found, from his earliest works through to his late period, in hopes it helps other researchers, curators and scholars.

Untitled, 1950

1950, wood sculpture, 30.5 x 7.5 x 7.5 cm, untitled; image use courtesy of the Estate of Ferlov Mancoba

Untitled, 1951

1951, wood sculpture, 29 x 12 x 13 cm; private collection; image source: Karen Kurczynski; courtesy the Estate of Ferlov and Mancoba

Untitled, 1951

1951, oil on canvas, 60 x 49.5 cm; Private collection; image use courtesy of the Estate of Ferlov Mancoba

Untitled, 1951

1951, oil on board, 55 x 38 cm; collection of the Homestead Collection (South Africa); image: W.Sze

Winnie Sze & Ass Prof Nomusa Makhubu

OPENING: The 2 co-convenors in conversation To open the Dialogue conference the 2 co-convenors converse about why Mancoba why now, and South African modern art in general. They…

Kyle Shepherd

CLOSING: musical performance Kyle Shepherd is the second musical performance included in the conference. Mancoba strove for his art to speak universally in the way he believed music…

Alicia Knock

PANEL: Curating Mancoba Title: Curating “I shall dance in a different society”, Ernest Mancoba retrospective at the Centre Pompidou copyright the speaker. To reference the talk: Alicia Knock,…

Dr Same Mdluli

PANEL: Curating Mancoba Title: The expressive modes of Ernest Mancoba and the question of a universal language of art copyright the speaker. To reference the talk: Dr Same…

Dorthe Aagesen

PANEL: Mancoba and Other Artists Title: Sonja Ferlov Mancoba and Ernest Mancoba: “… Only through each other can we live and breathe, and no-one creates alone …” copyright…

Jacob van Schalkwyk

PANEL: Mancoba and Other Artists Title: MANCOBA DUCHAMP/DUCHAMP MANCOBA “Work and interpretation in opposition” copyright the speaker. To reference the talk: Jacob van Schalkwyk, “Ernest Mancoba – Dialogue…