Lebohang Kganye's exhibition marks the opening of Brundyn Arts & Culture, a new consultancy founded and run by Elana Brundyn
Elana Brundyn, instrumental in launching both Zeitz MOCAA and Norval Foundation, has recently opened pioneering art consultancy Brundyn Arts & Culture (BA&C) in the heart of Cape Town. Rooted in South Africa with a global outlook and offering deeper access to artists and the art industry, BA&C offers specialised services that focus on collection development, art projects and exhibitions, and educational programmes.
Questioning traditional cultural authorities, institutional models, and accepted narratives is at the core of BA&C’s practice. The appointment-based consultancy takes its place in the transformative art ecosystem with an underpinning of expert knowledge, enabling BA&C to complement the collector’s personal journey.
“Art has the ability to unite us, regardless of our identities or whereabouts”
“At BA&C, we work with people who are interested in art, from individual and corporate clients, to novice and seasoned art collectors. We aim to deepen understanding of artists and art itself within a global context," says Brundyn.
A collaboration with Johannesburg-based artist Lebohang Kganye, part of a new generation of South African artists, marks the opening of Brundyn Arts & Culture. Through photography, sculpture, performance, installation and film, Kganye explores what she calls “fictional history” – merging material and characters from her family archive, with resonant elements from theatre and literature, to create profound and moving imaginary scenarios.
This collaboration is an inspired chapter in a series that will showcase different and more intimate facets of both art and artists in the Brundyn Arts & Culture space.
Brundyn firmly believes that art stands as a cornerstone of a robust and sustainable society, a conviction that strengthens her commitment to providing access to contemporary art and culture in South Africa and globally.