Category Archives: Art Activism in South Africa

2019 Aug. 31: Reclaiming Blackness: Ikhono LaseNatali

Written by: Tebogo Nong Ikhono LaseNatali is an exhibition commissioned by Professor Sir Zanele Muholi featuring the works of 25 talented Durban-based artists who have interpreted Sir Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama (Hail, the dark lioness). The Cape Town edition of Ikhono … Continue reading

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2019 June 12: Ikhono Lasenatali: a collaborative step towards the rise of art in Africa.

by Welcome Lishivha The KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts (KZNSA) displayed artworks made from various mediums (ranging from charcoal, woodcut carving, beaded string, oil and acrylic on canvas and paper, pastel on paper, and others) interpreting Professor Sir Zanele Muholi’s Somnyama … Continue reading

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2019 May 20: Ikhono lase Natali exhibition opening.

Text by Rev T Moema Photos by Lerato Dumse   Host: Prof Zanele Muholi                                                        … Continue reading

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2018 Oct. 25: Somnyama Ngonyama

To name ourselves rather than be named, we must first see ourselves – Lorraine O’grady When thinking portraiture, Somnyama Ngonyama is a persistent point of reference. When questioning notions of self-identification, I refer back to this haunting work as though … Continue reading

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2015 Nov. 25: The best ‘black’ exhibition of the season

Photo album by Lebo Mashifane                                                 Read and view photos from Somnyama Ngonyama series, currently showing at … Continue reading

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2015 June 7: My Yithi Laba experience

by Shaz ‘Sicka Star-ban’ Mthunzi On Friday, 5th of June 2015  we had our first conference called Yithi Laba, it was one of many more to come in the future which will involve Faces and Phases participants from different fields hosted by … Continue reading

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2015 April 20: Graduation feelings

by Lerato Dumse Photos by Collen Mfazwe/ Inkanyiso Where:  Tshwane University of Technology, Pretoria In what:  Graduated with a BTech in Journalism   While walking off stage at Gencor Hall after graduating from the Tshwane University of Technology on April 20 … Continue reading

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