Category Archives: Art is Queer

2018 Nov. 9: Johannesburg Pride 2018 that was

by Thobeka Bhengu The 29th edition of Johannesburg Pride had another run on the 25th to the 28th of October 2018, packed with multiple events that ranged from a lifestyle conference focusing on health and LGBTQ+ rights, a fitness event, … 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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Mina/ Meg – I was there

Text by Levinia Pienaar Photos by Lindeka Qampi I was fortunate enough to attend the opening of Mina/Meg, a feminist, artist, activist and queer exhibition. This ground breaking event took place at the Kulturhistorisk Museum in Oslo, Norway on Saturday … Continue reading

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2016 Feb. 18: Muholi talks self-representation at Gallatin School of Individualized Study

Text and photos by Lerato Dumse So here I was, looking at the beautiful night view of New York City from thousands of feet in the air. While the plane made a descent into LaGuardia airport, my excitement ascended as … Continue reading

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2016 Jan. 25: Creative Artists share knowledge on archiving

Text by Lerato Dumse Photos by Sandisiwe Dlamini & Lerato Dumse Over the last couple of days there have been numerous news reports about snakes being spotted in residential homes and incidents of humans and animals being bitten in South … 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 19: I use my body to express myself and break norms

I am Tshepo Seoketsi Mooketsi,  a first year Communication Sciences and Anthropology student at a South African University. I am an LGBTIQ Activist and a Trans feminist who hails from Schweizer Reneke a small rural town in the North West Province … Continue reading

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