Intraparadox: Zyman Amien’s “Real” lives and “Ordinary” objects

» Zyma Amien’s solo exhibition at the Pretoria Art Museum, ‘Real’ lives and “Ordinary” objects: Partisan art-making strategies with garment workers of the Western Cape – Continuation  is part of the SASOL New Signatures Art Competition’s previous winner for 2016 continues the journey from where the winning work Paying Homage left off. The exhibition is… Read More Intraparadox: Zyman Amien’s “Real” lives and “Ordinary” objects

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Intrabyteparadox: interview with Lebohang Kganye

» Lebohang Kganye is the overall winner of SASOL New Signatures Art Competition 2017.  Her video installation ‘Ke Sa Le Teng’ is meticulously done. Taking its cure from pop up book construction and erecting a visual discourse from family photographs it weaves a narrative around the journey that artist’s family traversed from the rural to… Read More Intrabyteparadox: interview with Lebohang Kganye

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Liberty

there are two things that are being left out here which in the long run of things might undermine the headway that a woman is making in our society. First how can we evolve the mental state of girls and neglect those of boys as far as the new role of women in our society is concerned? Secondly, are we equipping girls with sensibility on how to handle power that comes with being in a position of privilege?… Read More Liberty

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Macaque [(selfie)] Effect

The Macaque is the ‘other’, he cannot speak for himself he is spoken for. Worse thing, he might not even care. For all that we may take a light guess: he had fun and that was that. He has moved on. On the other hand the equipment belonged to David Slater without whose equipment the jolly loving Crested Black Macaque Monkey would not have been captured. Fairness has it that credit must be given where it is due – Macaque or Slater? My verdict: I think both made the image possible. … Read More Macaque [(selfie)] Effect

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Belong

Yes I do acknowledge the default position, place or situation forced down our throats by fate. In a nyakanyaka-mathatha situation wherein you don’t get to choose your birth country, race, sex even your parents one may find solace in the thought that if all is not well to your liking it is worthwhile to crawl towards the fanciful. An eastern sage, I read elsewhere, says everything that exists is cooked up in the mind. I am not so sure about mathematical problems though. However I hold dearly to the thought that we are animals of ‘belonging’ we want to be a part of a certain group or something, that’s our titillation. And by default we are a result of a particular ‘belong’ even if not of our choosing. All else from there onwards is negotiated.… Read More Belong

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