art&culture

Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 months ago

Online Safety – tips and resources for womxn

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The line between online and offline ways of engagement have been seen as almost non-existent for years. This also means that the frameworks ...

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Nkgopoleng Moloi / art&culture / 2 months ago

Photographer Daniel Obasi’s short film ‘Udara’ draws from the past and transports us towards new imaginaries

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Daniel Obasi's latest offering Udara is a short film that explores the spirit of the ages delivered as a parable the piece is comprised of f...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 2 months ago

Provocative New Short Film ‘Unsex Me’ follows four friends clubbing at a sex party in Cape Town

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Eyeliner, hooker heels. Gimp suits. Leather. Latex. Body Harness. Have you ever felt your bones sweat? Shaven legs. Lips meet – boy, girl; g...

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Lebogang Ramfate / art&culture / 2 months ago

Thoughts on the formation of subcultures

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''Style is constructed through a combination of clothing, language (jargon), music, dance, make-up and drugs.'' - Subculture: The Meaning of...

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Papa Gunch // Tokoloshe Consciousness and Pre-Colonial Fantasies

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“I think the series serves to tell Africans that we’re fucked. But always fighting, always hopeful, because soon we’ll rise above.” - Gunch ...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 2 months ago

How to make life less frustrating for those suffering from mental illness – A simple guide

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As has always been the case, people find it hard to speak about mental illness, people find it uncomfortable. Because as much as people fear...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 months ago

‘Feedback: Art, Africa and the 1980s’ – examining the ’80s from a historical and contemporary point of view

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The '80s were a decade of flux, transition, uncertainty and attempts to bring visions of independence into formation. With social, political...

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Nkgopoleng Moloi / art&culture / 2 months ago

Brent Manikam’s drawings are expressions of emotions ripening into visual stories

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A hand holds out a sprig of flowers. A firm grip, a sad expression, a floral offering… the story of heartbreak told through the prism of a d...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 2 months ago

Athi-Patra Ruga’s ‘Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions’ Opens at Somerset House in London

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Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions marks artist Athi-Patra Ruga’s first major solo exhibition in the UK. The show that is taking place in the S...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 2 months ago

Manufactoriel – a critical visual exploration of the visual and stylistic in Africa and its diaspora

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Manufactoriel is a research proposition in African and Black contemporary visual culture, art and style. The textual and visual allowances o...

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Bakhona // Actualisations of Traditional Spirituality vs. Christianity

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As noted in Wyatt MacGaffey’s discussion on African Traditional Religion, it can be said that a more radical challenge has been mounted rece...

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Hitting Fast Forward in Maputo

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Like South Africa, Mozambique has a buzzing independent cultural scene. And as with SA, a legacy of geographical and historical isolation hi...

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