• Welcome to the website of the French Institute of South Africa!

  • Bienvenue sur le site de l'Institut Français d'Afrique du Sud !

"Rendez-vous": a project featuring a contemporary art exhibition set in Cape Town

"Rendez-vous" is an international platform for contemporary art created in 2002 to showcase the work of young artists in the visual art field. As part of the France-South African Seasons, the project will feature a contemporary art exhibition that will take place from the 11 of July 2012 to the 14 of October 2012 in the prestigious Iziko-South African National Gallery in Cape Town.

"Rendez-vous" participates in the Lyon Biennial, one of the most renowned contemporary art events in Europe. In the years between the biennial, the project undertakes initiatives overseas, often combining residencies with an exhibition as it will be the case at the Iziko-South African National Gallery. A group of 20 artists from five continents will present their new works in sculpture, video, installation, drawing, painting and art performance. They will include several French and South African artists.

In addition to the exhibition, "Rendez-vous" will give rise to residencies in South Africa. In keeping with the reciprocal character of the France-South Africa Seasons 2012 & 2013, South African artists will also have an opportunity to participate in the "Rendez-vous" exhibition at the Lyon Biennial 2013.

"Rendez-vous" 2012 is organised in co-production with the Iziko-South African National Gallery, with the support of the Région Rhône-Alpes, Ville de Lyon and Ville de Villeurbanne. Iziko-South African National Gallery - 25 Queen Victoria Street Cape Town - Tel : 021 481 38 00

Image: Newell Harry, "Revserse Missionary" © Blaise Adilon

Arts & Culture - Exhibitions & Workshops

  • 2021-BongiwePhakathi
    Exhibitions & Workshops

    She Bad Bad Exhibition

    Image: "Shields and Protection" - photographic montage, Bongiwe Phakathi The French institute of South Africa is proud to support She Bad Bad, an exhibition curated by Fulufhelo Mobadi that spotlights the work of emerging black female photographers in South Africa, taking place at the Market Photo… Read more
  • 2020-Afropolitan-poster-2 - Copy
    Exhibitions & Workshops

    Afropolitan Comics: From South Africa to the Continent, Images in Conversation

    The French Institute of South Africa (IFAS) is proud to partner with the Cité internationale de la bande dessinée et de l'image for a virtual exhibition, Afropolitan Comics: from South Africa to the continent, images in conversation. This virtual exhibition focuses on the diversity of African… Read more
  • Mailchimp banner
    Exhibitions & Workshops

    The Art of Comics: French bandes dessinées and South African comics in conversation

    The Johannesburg Art Gallery (JAG), the Embassy of France in South Africa and the French Institute of South Africa are pleased to present The Art of Comics, an exciting new exhibition that showcases the fascinating worlds of South African comics and French bandes dessinées, the famous French comic… Read more

Follow us:


Join the Culture Newsletter


Tel. (+27) 11 403 0458
Fax. (+27) 11 403 0465