Archive for the 'art' Category

Noko Yo Bokamoso – Lerato Shadi

July 10th, 2016 | Category: 2016,art

Report by Dillon Lutchman, Bracken Lee-Rudolph & Ethan Van Diemen

NOKA YA BOKAMOSO is an exhibition that encourages dialogue about where we are as a nation and our ability to re-imagine a collective future. Artist and creator Lerato Shadi brings together video, painting, music and performance to create a narrative interrogation on the social constructs surrounding black South African woman through her visual works. The exhibition forms part of a larger movement from Shadi’s past works which encourage fresh debate over constructs of racial, socioeconomic and nationality-power constructs by placing the artist in a dual position of vulnerability, through visibility, and dominance through performance style; ultimately creating a metaphor of South Africa’s checkered racial dynamic.

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Bird/Fish

July 06th, 2016 | Category: 2016,art

Report by Athini Majili & Dillon Lutchman

Visual artist Kristin Hua NG-Yang brings together dance theatre and visual art in her new performance piece title Bird/Fish. The public art installation is the first NG-Yang has embarked on and one of her most personal works yet; deploying the use photography and dance to emphasise the notion of diversity in art forms. The exhibition is meditative on life’s journey, inevitable oblivion and detail to art itself. The Bird/Fish concept is one which NG-Yang has articulated through her eastern influenced works.

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Mohau Modisakeng – Standard Bank Young Artist (Visual Art)

July 04th, 2016 | Category: 2016,art

Report by Mihlali Ntsabo & Tsholofelo Tselaemang

Violence, toil, labour and black pain are issues that Mohau Modisakeng, Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts 2016, often interrogates in his work.
The visual artist presented his work titled Lefa La Ntate – at the 2016 National Arts Festival.

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Amaz!ng 2016 kicks off #NAF16

July 02nd, 2016 | Category: 2016,art,dance,jazz,music,theatre

Report by Sebastian Burger, Bracken Lee-Rudolph, Zondelela Njabo, Zizipho Majavu, Athini Majali & Mihlali Ntsabo

The 42nd National Arts Festival kicked off at the 1820 Settlers Monument in Grahamstown on Wednesday, 29 July.
MEC of Sport, Recreation Arts, and Culture, Pemmy Majodina was present alongside Makana Mayor, Nomhle Gaga, and Arts Festival CEO Tony Lankester. Earlier in the day at the press briefing the National Arts Festival’s government funding and Grahamstown’s water crisis were discussed.

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Amaz!ing 2016

June 29th, 2016 | Category: 2016,art,dance,jazz,music,theatre