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Joburg Fringe 2021| fringing in the ‘burbs

It is far too often that artists still find themselves on the margins, overlooked by the art world. As a remedy to this, the Joburg Fringe began as a way to highlight and showcase the amazing works coming out of Southern Africa by artists who have been previous overlooked or are up and coming. This…

Llewellyn Mnguni: ‘Resilience’ from Africa to the world

Reaching the milestone of 20 years as a dancer this year, performance artist Llewellyn ‘LuluBelle’ Mnguni takes to the stage alongside photographic artist Travys Owen to exhibit Resilience, a “true and complicated story of Mnguni as a South African born and raised man who dealt with the Setswana cultural dealings and restrictions in a fast-growing…

Joburg, the city as method | 20th Serpentine Pavilion

“We need to ask ourselves if the world around us is being made in our image and if it isn’t, whose image is it made of? And how do we start to make our own?” Sumayya Vally Led by founder Sumayya Vally, the architectural studio Counterspace, was commissioned to design the acclaimed Serpentine Pavilion (2021)….

The world of BemoDoll

For decades, artists have been welcoming us into alternate worlds that they have created. Worlds that allow them to have a moment of reflection upon their life experiences, how they view themselves and the kind of worlds they are trying to forge through the beauty of self-portraits. I’m talking about worlds created by the likes…