art&culture

Christa Dee / art&culture / 6 months ago

BORN::FREE poetry nights // the live alchemy of South African and UK-based literature practitioners

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The project BORN::FREE Next Steps was conceptualized as a poetry exchange involving artists based in South Africa and the UK. This three-par...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 6 months ago

Interpreting Objects as Identities

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A prawn shell ripped apart with the soft, tender innards swept clean. Suspended from a hook fastened to a ceiling. This serves as a descript...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 6 months ago

Wycliffe Mundopa // a vibrant visual language to express urban life and moral codes in Harare

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Zimbabwean-born mixed media artist Wycliffe Mundopa uses his connection to painting as a way to document the lives of women and children in ...

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Hazel Kimani / art&culture / 6 months ago

Gabrielle Goliath’s ELEGY // a deadly sonic experience

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I am certain that it is impossible to shake off visual artist, Gabrielle Goliath’s, ELEGY performance. It has been weeks since I was part of...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 6 months ago

Custom Conversations

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Popping up on numerous creative radars, Dada Khanyisa aka The Mighty Whale is propelling herself forward in the South African creative indus...

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Mosa Mahlaba / art&culture / 6 months ago

Yeoville Dinner Club // A Pan-Afrikan Plate

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In the heart of the historically rich and culturally diverse inner-city suburb of Yeoville lies a culinary gem that is the Yeoville Dinner C...

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Chris Soal / art&culture / 6 months ago

Seeds of possibility planted at Victoria Yards

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The inner city of Johannesburg has had an interesting history over the last 25 years. In the changes that took place around 1994, many white...

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Desire Marea / art&culture / 6 months ago

The Sound of Black Joy: A New Year’s Eve Meditation

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There is a New Year’s Eve I remember vividly like the afterglow of a fireworks display. I was very young, barely five, enjoying the newfound...

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Gemma Hart / art&culture / 6 months ago

Denise Bertschi // State Fiction and the Fallacy of Neutrality

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Stacks of time-stained pages - riffled and rummaged through. Transactions marked only by an undiscovered paper trail. Complicit in ink. Char...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 6 months ago

Celebration as a form of political engagement – the significance of AFROPUNK at Constitution Hill

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It is quite fitting that basic ideas that make up South Africa's constitution are also the slogans that have become so closely tied to the c...

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Marcia Elizabeth / art&culture / 6 months ago

The Difference in Tweeting

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The digital age has shaped and re-shaped various aspects of the human experience. With the internet came access to vast amounts of data, onl...

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Christa Dee / art&culture / 6 months ago

Art’Press Yourself Festival // Back to the Afrofuture

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Fashion. Art. Music. These are three creative spheres that are often intertwined with one another. The Art'Press Yourself festival, organize...

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