The Easel

1st Stellenbosch Triennale, “Tomorrow there will be more of us”

South Africa’s success with big art events has been patchy. So it takes courage to launch a non-commercial trienniale, especially in the Afrikaner town of Stellenbosch, the “former intellectual redoubt for apartheid”. The modest event attracted international attention before its virus-related closure.  In a country where art is rarely taught in schools, the event “asserts an expanded notion of belonging.”