art&culture

Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 months ago

Photographer Viola Di Sante // terrifying stillness and delicate female figures

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Young photographer Viola Di Sante unconsciously channels the creative energy of photographer David Uzochukwu, pop art artist David Hockney a...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 months ago

Illustrator Panteha Abareshi // visually representing the realities of anxiety and depression

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17-year-old Tuscan (Arizona) illustrator Panteha Abareshi is making work that attempts to capture the realities of living with a mental illn...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 2 months ago

Nelisiwe Xaba’s lecture performance Bang Bang Wo

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“Bang bang what?” “‘Wo’ ‘Bang bang wo’. It means ‘help’ in Mandarin,” I explained as we searched desperately for parking in the streets o...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 months ago

Exploring the politics of fashion at the AFROPUNK x Umuzi RINGA! exhibition

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Umuzi in partnership with AFROPUNK put together the exhibition RINGA!, Exhibition of Taal on the 5th of October. Reflecting on the weight th...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 2 months ago

Fully Automated Luxury Influencer a film by Cuss Group // The Centre for the Less Good Idea

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Cuss Group was founded in 2011 by Ravi Govender, Jamal Nxedlana and Zamani Xolo. Standing out as one of the first South African arts collect...

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Binwe Adebayo / art&culture / 2 months ago

Artist Elia Alba creates a world of Afro-futuristic icons

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“Afrofuturism is a cultural aesthetic that combines science-fiction, history and fantasy to explore the African-American experience and aims...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 2 months ago

Kiluanji Kia Henda’s In the Days of a Dark Safari // Disrupting Colonial Narratives and the Nature of Necropolitics

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Cloaked in swathes of cloth. Drenched in darkness. Morphous forms are interrupted only by protruding horns that peer from beneath the surfac...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 months ago

Sara Andreasson // illustrations premised on feminist values

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Swedish illustrator Sara Andreasson has been commissioned by big names such as Nike, Selfridges and Converse. Her images are comprised of si...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 2 months ago

Mysticism as a practice of contemporary femme artists

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As was noted in a podcast by Artsy titled ‘Why Artists are turning to Mysticism’, there is a swelling presence of mysticism and shamanism in...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 months ago

Takeover: Bree Street // reimagining Bree Street

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AbdouMaliq Simone's notion "people as infrastructure" refers to residents' abilities to combine objects, people, spaces and activities, and ...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 2 months ago

Io Makandal – To Meet The Threshold

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Misconceptions about being an artist abound within society. Most people think we just sit around aimlessly until inspiration strikes. But if...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 months ago

Eric Gyamfi // photography that creates historical space for LGBTQ communities in Ghana

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With continued resistance from MPs in Ghana to the pressure to decriminalise homosexuality, and a general attitude against those who do not ...

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