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Deliberate and Honest Transformation with Tony Gum’s A Portion

A Portion is a self-reflective series by Tony Gum. “Pain, fear, rage, loss, darkness and the unknown eventually, reconnecting with, love, hope, light and joy” emerging as a response to her recent experiences. Dualities, themes with a monochromatic tone, scenography and anthropomorphism are modes used to visualize a complex process of inner turmoil, rebellion and…

NEWWORK19 // A Maze of Collective Praxis

The opening night, emotionally charged with electric glinting grins that masked the inevitable post-installation exhaustion, was a celebration of a four year endeavor. This year’s graduating class first stepped foot into the academy in 2016 during the midst of the historic #FeesMustFall moment. A time defined by renegotiations of power dynamics and institutional critique achieved…

Steven Cohen’s There’s glitter in my soup! Offers a different perspective on self-portraiture

Steven Cohen’s latest exhibition There’s glitter in my soup! invites audiences into a behind the scenes, post-performance moment. His series of self-portraits, carefully put together with the tape used to remove his make-up, are an instance of relative calm in his three-decade long performance practice. The glitter, the butterfly wings, the eyelashes, imprints of fold…

Storyteller Julie Nxadi asks, Is This Propaganda?

In her 1979 essay The White Album, Joan Didion begins “we tell ourselves stories in order to live”, but of course long before this (and long after) humans have held the sentiment that stories hold some importance. From Maya Angelou’s “there is no greater agony than bearing an untold story inside you” to Jean Luc…

IN: DIALOG // Gender | Digital spatial remedies for cultural futures

The IN:DIALOG series aims to activate ‘wasted’ potential space, through moments of art, performance, workshops & discussions. Each event is contextually grounded, allowing for a site-specific response to form through the development of a temporary architecture in relation to place. The creative team consists of Ilze Wessels (Is Sound Architectures) and artist Nina Erasmus. Conscious…

Miller Music Drop – A music experience like no other

Prepare yourself for the exceptional at this year’s Miller Music Drop on the 30th of November 2019 spearheaded by Miller. Miller Music Drop is an exclusive, invite only music experience brought to the community in association with Channel O. A date that brings together an exhilarating line up of performers, the line-up for this gathering includes Grammy nominated…