Motlatsi / art&culture / 4 months ago

The JAG under conceptual (re)construction: A review of Ângela Ferreira’s South Facing exhibition.

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Buildings mark the moments in our history where a people thrived.  Ângela Ferreira’s “South Faci...

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Motlatsi / fashion / 7 months ago

Odette Steele’s Mélange series: Africa’s past, present and future woven through textile.

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Mélange is the title of Odette Steele’s luxury women's wear textile collection. Mélange is defined as a varied mixture. Her works invokes th...

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Motlatsi / Features / 7 months ago

A glimpse into the narratives that need questioning – The European Film Festival 2017

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From the 5th to the 14th of May, Joburg, Pretoria, Durban and Cape Town will be host the annual European film festival...

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Motlatsi / fashion / 8 months ago

Ib Kamara’s portraits of Black possibility

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I met Ib Kamara on a hot morning. I was still in my post Saturday jol-haze when I in...

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Motlatsi / fashion / 10 months ago

Mike Leather’s vintage biker’s boutique: A homage to Joburg’s vibrant 80s punk past

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One of my favorite hidden gems in Joburg just so happens to also be a “tribute to South Africa’s punk and alternative scene” past!  On Jan s...

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Motlatsi / art&culture / 10 months ago

Art as the reflections of our times and the collector the preserver of our history: In discussion with Gallery MOMO creative director

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Art is more than just about the business that generates it. Gallery Momo is more than just a conduit for the sale of art but also the creati...

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Motlatsi / fashion / 11 months ago

Ota express: The African renaissance for local business

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There is a continuous need to redefine Africans and their continent. Whether it be such terms as the Afropolitan or ‘the New African’, they ...

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Motlatsi / fashion / 11 months ago

Jewellery that makes a wearable declaration of Art: An interview with the creator of Inkaturah designs

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What’s most striking about the Inkaturah brand is its modern take on natural materials. I would first come into contact with this brand at M...

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Motlatsi / fashion / 11 months ago

Black existence is not just pain it’s the ultimate celebration of life: A review of the Mina Nawe portraiture series

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What makes a good portrait? What has made this genre so important that it became its own discipline within the arts? It is a medium that pul...

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Motlatsi / art&culture / 1 year ago

Mongezi Ncaphayi’s journey to the one: Jazz as art and art as an auditory voyage to self-discovery

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I just love it when Jazz and print medium collide! One example of such can be found in ...

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Motlatsi / art&culture / 1 year ago

Racism in Art is sometimes Okay? The artist challenging current understandings of Blackness, Mxolisi Vusi Beauchamp

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Artists are the mirror to the wonders and horrors of our society! They reflect the state of ideas and beliefs in 2 dimensional forms. Yet, w...

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Motlatsi / art&culture / 1 year ago

The Black diaspora in context: Reflections on the Black Portraitures conference III

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The black body is a highly contested terrain that demands serious and complex examination into the lived experience of marginalized people. ...

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