Through 11 artworks that presents her in different cultural attires indigenous to South Africa, Ilandi Barkhuizen reasserts her identity as a South African and challenges the stereo typical notion of cultural artefacts being the exclusive of the cultural groupings within which they are conceived.… Read More Intraparadox, An Interview with Ilandi Barkhuizen
When an entourage of artists consisting of Charles Sokhaya Nkosi, Ezekiel Budeli, Tumelo Mokopakgosi, Justice Mokoena and his prodigy Muziwakhe Ndhlovu arrived at the Pretoria Art Museum on 09 April 2021, it faced a monumental task of translating the Setswana proverbs of one of our great artists Lefifi Tladi.… Read More Intraparadox, An Interview with Lerato Themba Kuzwayo
ASIA: Go Tsamaya ke go Bona reflected on the perpetual growth of regret, nostalgia, grief and joy that African foreign are confronted with in our country. Its portrait of how South Africans are detached from the rest of our continent and the experiences of foreign nationals South Africa.… Read More Intraparadox, An Interview with Themba Msiza
In this interception, Lerato Lodi’s work ‘The Gathering’ guides a conversation that touches on the artist’s origins, art training and the ‘liminal space’ that exists between the physical and spiritual realm from whence the body of work comprising of her solo exhibition were realized. … Read More Intraparadox, An Interview with Lerato Lodi
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)
BKhz is a malleable space which in the future would see it dabble in other art forms as well, be it music or poetry. One can only enthusiastically imagine what artistic rippling effects emanating from 68 Juta Street would cause in Bramfontein in the year to come. … Read More What do painters do all day?
The UNISA 4th year Exhibition presents a bag of thought provoking ideas about what challenges the South African society is struggling with.
Thematically speaking it is a journey from the self to the populace. Of course since the works are heavy in conceptual content and considerable in scale they may not make it into the private ordinary person collection echelons. These gestures are better suited for corporations. They are gestures to be savored in open uncontested conversations.
The exhibition closes on 20 January 2017.… Read More Gestures
I believe Khoza’s Temporary feelings has revealed an artist of an interesting vision and that only the freedom he possess at the moment wherein he is not signed to any commercial gallery will continue to encourage him to push the frontiers of his forte undeterred. The grip of the commercialization of his enterprise may limit his movement and curtail his themes to what the commercial art world has come to expect of young artists through the ruby of monetary value ingrained in the elusive gimmickry of what is trending or maybe he would take us farther and emerge amongst the rest when his mid career period catches up with him… Read More The Symphony of Line and Colour
To the observant and informed viewer armed with knowledge of what Ilandi Barkhuizen has set out to do presently will be in a fortunate position to witness the erection of a conversation between steel and paint in an attempt to animate these two materials towards mimicry.… Read More The Quadrille of Torture, Pain, Steel and Paint