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Nomalungelo: Threads to Freedom

  Nomalungelo: Threads to Freedom View The PDF  In 2014 South Africans are celebrating 20 years of democracy. Over the past two decades we have been touched by icons who have inspired our people through music and imagery. Through this exhibition we remember these icons and how their stories intertwine with our own. We also …

Carceral Spaces II: Anticipating the Sublime…

Carceral Spaces II: Anticipating the Sublime…    View The PDF In my body of drawings I specifically explore the transformative power of suggestion as a means towards containing a certain presence which could lead to an experience of the sublime – specifically the awesome in drawing. I focus on large scale portrait drawings of the …

Us and Them

Us and Them View The PDF Lekau Matsena’s debut solo exhibition, Us and Them, consists of the artist’s mixed media artworks which comment on ideological structures built into society. In this body of work, Matsena unravels, questions and challenges the uncomfortable space of political, social and racial divisions created by politics and the media in …

Come Hell or High Water

Come Hell or High Water View The PDF Come Hell or High Water by Hannalie Taute unfolds around an exploration of the ocean as a metaphor for identity. Taute masterfully intertwines the notion of identity construction with other conceptual threads, often resulting in shrewd commentary on society and popular culture. For her 11th solo

Blindfolded Line, Dancing Through Time

Blindfolded Line, Dancing Through Time View The PDF Artist: Liza Grobler Essays By: Jeanetta Blignaut, Liza Grobler, Amanda Botha, Andrew Lamprecht, Barbara Wildenboer Galleries: Oliewenhuis Museum, Bloemfontein, KZNSA, Durban, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg Date: 2014

domestic

domestic View The PDF Domestic violence thrives in our country because it is typically ignored by those not directly involved, and suppressed by those who are. The topic continues to be shrouded in a silence motivated by intimidation, shame and the fear of stigmatization. Sometimes financial dependence prevents victims from speaking out, and sometimes cultural …

Kusina Amai Hakuendwe

Kusina Amai Hakuendwe View The PDF The title of this exhibition and the content of the exhibited paintings reflects the trauma of separation from the artist’s homeland. Kusina Amai Hakuendwe is a Shona saying that can be loosely translated to mean “do not stray too far from your Mother’s umbilical chord.” Muchatuta explains the phrase …

The Politics of Life

The Politics of Life View The PDF Richard Mudariki was born, raised and educated in Zimbabwe. His formative years were spent in an African country where society and politics are strongly intertwined; where cultural homogenization and socioeconomic issues are often exaggerated and magnified. As a result of living in a society where cultural, social and …

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award

SA Taxi Foundation Art Award View The PDF Once again South Africa’s only mobile visual art and design cross over award takes art  to the public. This catalogue marks the second SA Taxi Foundation Art Award, an innovation marrying the world of art, design and taxis. The award is unique in the South African visual …

Nkululeko – Freedom

Nkululeko – Freedom View The PDF    Alex Msibi is the 2016 winner of the Thami Mnyle Mentorship Prize. Msibi’s solo project, Nkululeko – Freedom is an extension of the artwork, Dessicated In State Of Tranquility that he won the Thami Mnyele Painting Prize with. What appears to be in contrast with the title, his …