art&culture

Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 3 months ago

The White Gaze and its Presence in a “post” apartheid culture

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"I want my voice to be harsh, I don't want it to be beautiful, I don't want it to be pure." – Frantz Fanon *  The foundation for this wri...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 3 months ago

Rights of Admission Reserved // How Gentrification and art washing can destroy the social capital of space

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When you are tucked comfortably into Johannesburg’s Northern suburbs, the word of inner city enclaves that accommodate you and your neighbou...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 3 months ago

HER // a project portraying Coloured women in an honest and vulnerable way

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Coloured identity has a complicated national, provincial and personal history (or histories) in South Africa. Mikhailia Petersen and Gemma S...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 3 months ago

Artist Favour Jonathan rethinks the passport photograph with her series ‘A Statement of Pride’

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Central Saint Martins art student Favour Jonathan is documenting her hairstyles in the most unconventional way - with the use of passport ph...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 3 months ago

Afripedia to launch new platform to connect creatives with clients and each other

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Africa’s representation has been exhausting - it’s typically about poverty and her friends, disease, unemployment and corruption. From the W...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 3 months ago

FAKA // intersectional body politics and the collapsing of creative boundaries

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FAKA, the duo made up of Desire Marea and Fela Gucci explores a combination of mediums including sound, performance, video and photography. ...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 3 months ago

Writer and activist Achal Prabhala on expanding the parameters for what is considered knowledge

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"When books are scarce, people are knowledge" This is a quote from an email interview I had with Bangalore-based writer and activist Acha...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 3 months ago

Artist and filmmaker Kitso Lynn Lelliott on disrupting knowledge hierarchies

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Michel-Rolph Trouillot in his book Silencing the Past: The Power and the Production of History interrogates ideas about the history and past...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 3 months ago

INFINITY STUDIO Residency // unpacking privatization, militarization and escapism in South Africa’s urban landscape

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"Militarized urbanism" - a term coined by geographer Stephan Graham. A term that describes the existence in South African cities, and is liv...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 3 months ago

Photographer and Film Maker Jarred Figgins uses imagery to see the beauty in peculiarity

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Traditional framing broken and carefully pieced together. The cutting off of feet in a frame, blowing them up and lending them their own ima...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 3 months ago

Internet Censorship // Undermining the democratization of information

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“To the past, or to the future. To an age when thought is free. From the Age of Big Brother, from the Age of the Thought Police, from a dead...

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Rosa Elk / art&culture / 3 months ago

Is Algorithm the new Abstract?

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Watching the contemporary art scene evolve is a little bit like watching a sports game as a complete philistine with no knowledge of the rul...

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