According to BKhz the concept of this exhibition was stimulated by the late Bob Mabena’s last words shared via Instagram on the 9 August 2020 before his passing. In that post Mabena, a legend in the radio waves and at that time Power FM radio host and station manager, remarked “Gather ye Rose-buds while ye may, Old Time is still a flying and this same flower that smiles today. Tomorrow will be…”… Read More Gather Ye Rose Buds While Ye May Group Exhibition
Bruce Bowale has returned to the basics of his mix-media technique. At its core, his art is preoccupied with interrogating the culture of reading and the crises our African languages faces.
… Read More Intraparadox, An interview with Bruce Bowale
Philiswa Lila has stayed the course to weave some interesting forms hovering on the brink of abstraction. … Read More Intraparadox, An Interview with Philiswa Lila
I want to cut this thing of tribalism in the arts. This is found in Afrikaner shows only, black shows only, still in 2021. In that sense you realise that you are stumbling across something that has been forged in steel, fire and blood for a long time. It is something that I always find interesting.
– Mxolisi Vusimuzi Beauchamp,
speaking in the context of Coffee + Medium Exhibition. 24 March 2021
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This project exhibition, Coffee + Medium, first came to Beauchamp when he saw his friend and artist Asanda Kupa working with this non-traditional art medium. He was struck with an idea to extend the use of this medium as a challenge to other artists that he has kept contact with over the years.… Read More Intraparadox, Interview with Mxolisi Vusimuzi Beauchamp,
In this edition of Intraparadox, I talk to Oratile Papi Konopi on Banele Khoza’s present solo exhibition, 27, on at BKhz Studio, Rosebank, Johannesburg. Our conversation establishes the young curator’s academic training before leafing through the layers that envelopes the latest project he was involved in at BKhz Studio. Soundtrack The sound-clip playing at the… Read More 27th BKhz and beyond
It is a daring undertaking for a curator to attempt to curate and present an exhibition comprising of a body of work of an artist as close as possible to what that artist had in mind when they thought of their work as a coherent cluster. Equally, it is daring for an artist to invite other artists for a joint exhibition. Such an act signals a level of maturity that suggests confidence in the artist as an individual and that they are assured in their artistic abilities when their work is pitted against those of their fellow artists. … Read More Who I am is connected to where I live exhibition (2nd edit)
‘When one takes a look at all the South African cultures there’s a deep sense of ownership of colour, design and pattern. So I think being surrounded by all these various cultures and all these colours has subconsciously affected me.’
– Zanele Montle, 20.02.2021… Read More Intraparadox-profundity, Montle
I strongly desire to think beyond colonialism. I seek to continuously engage with what defines a ‘black identity’ or ‘blackness’.… Read More Intraparadox, A Correspondence with Zanele Montle
Zanele Montle was born in Kwa Zulu Natal, Empangeni, on 19 October 1992. She started her Schooling at Empangeni Primary School in 1999 thereafter attended Empangeni High School from 2006 to 2010. After completing her matric with a distinction in Art she moved to Gauteng and enrolled for a National Diploma in Visual Arts at… Read More Zanele Montle