It is an opportunity for artists to spend time in nature — a time for contemplation, research and the ability to engage with Africa not only from a metropolitan point of view. Segera offers artists in residence support so they can use their time at the retreat to work through questions in their practice without the distraction of everyday management they would usually have to deal with at home,” he said.
“An added benefit will be having qualified wildlife scientists available for consultation, engagement with surrounding communities and cultures, with the Zeitz Foundation team to support and interpret the landscape, flora and fauna. In addition, a closeness with nature amplifies pressing issues such as climate change and being responsible for ecosystem management brings value to the artists’ experience.
“Visiting Segera when an artist is in residence offers guests an extraordinary
opportunity to directly engage with the leading artists of our time. Through experiencing this inspiring environment together, including dining together, studio visits, artist’s talks and other social activities, select guests will be able to learn first-hand about the artist’s work, their research at Segera, their studio practice and the issues they are engaging with. This is a rare opportunity to be in the presence of individuals who are creating the history of art of our time.”