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2015 March 4: Four nights before International Women’s Day

What:  ZaVa series in progress. Where: Belleville, Paris     Previous link 2014 Nov. 11: The Artivist and the Doctor

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2014 Dec. 5: When black is so strong

… work in progress. Zanele Muholi working with Valerie Thomas. Where:  Belleville, Paris. When:  Dec. 2014 What:  Having conversations with inner self allowing to be seen without shame Why:  Because ‘races matters’ sometimes and gender is really ‘complex’ Period:  365 … Continue reading

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2014 June 10: What fashion is… Not

I said… Fashion is gendered fashion is racialized fashion is traditional fashion is cultured fashion is multilingual fashion is colored fashion is queer fashion is sexual  Fashion has a language fashion is global fashion is a state of economy fashion … Continue reading

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2014 May 13: “Making love to it”

by Lebohang ‘Leptie’ Phume   Based on the 12th April 2014 photo shoot experience in Parktown, Johannesburg I have never imagined myself behind the camera, instructing or photographing. But that perception changed few weeks ago when I found myself watching … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 14: A love note for you

by Maureen Velile Majola Today I take a moment to remember the very first time I laid my eyes on you,my soul met yours and we connected in a way I can never explain. It was months back when our … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 12: A dildo is not a man; it’s a fantastic toy…

by Lesego Tlhwale “Lesbians who like to use strap-on dildos, secretly sleeps with man!” This kind of statement I hear frequently in black lesbian spaces, when they talk about sex. So yesterday while we were having a meeting with a group … Continue reading

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2013 Feb. 7: Art Is Where the HeART is

by Rene Mathibe “Affliction I” 2012 Digital Print   42cmx 59.4cm “Affliction II” 2012 Digital Print  42cmx 59.4cm “Bondage I” 2010 Charcoal on paper  94cm x66 cm “The Ecstacy”  Acrylic on canvas 122cm x 152cm. “The sacrifice” Acrylic on canvas  140cmx 170cm “The power … Continue reading

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