Gemma Hart / art&culture / 1 day ago

Thakirah Allie’s Hey Sexy // Countering Catcalling by Claiming the Narrative

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“This led me to only focus on how this makes women feel - about themselves, about their bodies, about their spaces in society and about the ...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 1 week ago

Spellbinders- Whimsical and Witty // Modes of Engaging with the Curatorial Project

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Levitating canvases - layered with brush strokes. Interwoven narratives and dust-laden histories. Display cases bursting with aged newspaper...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 2 weeks ago

Also Known As Africa // World Fairs and Cultural Colonialism


“The people come to understand that wealth is not the fruit of labour but the result of organised, protected robbery.” - Frantz Fanon The...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 1 month ago

Dollface: Subverting Gendered Norms // In Conversation with Daniella Dagnin

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Dolls fire our collective imagination, for better and – too often – for worse. From life-size dolls the same height as the little girls ...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 1 month ago

Tiffany Smith // An Exploration of Multinational Boundaries as the Home-Grown-Immigrant and Perpetual Tourist


Palm trees quiver in the Caribbean diaspora. Beaches are ablaze with the warm sun as it transgresses time zones. Ripe fruit hangs languidly ...

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Gemma Hart / fashion / 2 months ago

IKsasa Lami by Siyababa Mtshali // Conscious Design and Time-travelling Narratives

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The technological time-traveler, appears brazenly in this dimension. Donned in silver chains and tassels. The imposing presence is revealed ...

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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


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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Gemma Hart / fashion / 2 months ago

Proponents of Collaboration // Swift Thrift & Chaf Kozy

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“Collaborating is especially important for the youth trying to build a name for themselves through their work. You can’t just always be wait...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 3 months ago

FNB JHB Art Fair // the Culture of Capitalism and Complexities of Autonomy

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Clinks of champagne glasses and soft murmurs reverberated around the lofty sky-matrix of steel beams and prefabricated walls. The tenth annu...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 4 months ago

Turbine Art Fair 2017 // The Red Edifice of Cultural Display


An iconic red roof rests on brick and mortar in the midst of the bustling city. A mammoth giant. The glass and steel structure extends into ...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 5 months ago

Marcia Elizabeth // Capturing Moments of Collective Memory and ’90s Nostalgia

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A saturated mustard yellow surface glistens, punctuated by gleaming circles of a similar shade. A jar brimming with nostalgic gelatinous for...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 5 months ago

Jéad Stehr // FUTURE 76


Born at the turn of the century, eighteen year old chocolate-ice-cream-eating and mom to seven cats, ...

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