Plasticine Dreams | Mia Darling

Mia Darling’s work invokes child-like fantasy with cohesive motifs of flowers, butterflies and cherubs in and amongst backdrops of intimate spaces such as bedrooms and boudoirs. Unusually so, she employs plasticine to cement these innocent ideals in swirls of pastel shades, and the detail with which Mia executes a likeness in her pieces is impressive;…

‘Coexistence’ – a virtual show reimagining possibilities of gallery spaces & exhibition relics in the digital

TMRW Gallery presents Coexistence, a virtual experience exhibition presented as an application that can be downloaded by viewers. Navigating this virtual world reminds one of the original Sims game through the first-person perspective. The show and the artworks demonstrate a fluidity and agility of practice that these artists possess, and have stretched while creating under…

Public Hearings // echoes of the past reverberate through digital space

To argue for or against. To refute, to testify. To admit guilt or defend innocence. The Public Hearings online festival approaches women’s rights issues through a lens of artistic research practices. Co-curated by Annett Busch and Marie-Hélène Gutberlet in collaboration with the Goethe-Institut Johannesburg, the festival was prompted by a research trip to South Africa….

Jerusalema Blues | Izinyembezi ’s collaged other stories

“Johannesburg, a city fathered by gold, mothered by money, then commandeered by white men with cruelty and greed.” “This is what I call redistribution, via back door.” Jerusalema, 2008 There’s something about the collage artworks created by artist Benni Mahlangu who makes work under the pseudonym Izinyembezi, that elicits unnamed feelings that have moved through…