A revolution has occurred which has seen the emergence of art that has no affinity to socio-political stances in our country or globally history or happenings. This is art at the service of the artists themselves. A personal encounter, a man on the mirror affair at its core. Wonder Buhle Mbambo’s work snugly first within this paradigm.… Read More Intraparadox, Interview with Wonder Buhle Mbambo
We are happy to announce that the transcript of our interview with Wonder Buhle Mbambo, through the support of BKhz Studio, will be made available this coming Friday morning. It was a privilege to have the chance to intercept Mbambo at this point in his career. … Read More The next interception…
Inanda Dam, The Ocean, The Rondavels, Hair, Impepho, Grandmother’s Lucky Flowers, Stars and Gold are the symbols that are part of the artist’s oeuvre at the moment. I think these symbols are summed up well in the work Comfort (2020). It is in this work that a union of what has informed the artist’s output in his artistic practice achieve harmony.… Read More Comfort, the centre piece
Our audience visiting art galleries or art museums for the first time should be inspired not to ask about the price of the work first but appreciate the narrative in front of them; they should be inspired to rather ask about what the work is made of (medium), method of production (technique), production time, theme dealt with or inherent in the work. We need to get here.
… Read More COACO: Perhaps to the river we will arrive
Here is an album that challenges monotonous convention while proving that an album does not have to be one thing; it can be many things held together by artistic innovation and creativity.… Read More EarVasion – SAKHILE MOLESHE: The Final Call
Introduction IN this essay my aim is to discuss the Biography of the Jack Purcell sneakers. It will emerge that there is no way that the story can be told without considering the space within which the shoe has been bought and the processes that leads to its acquisition. What will also emerge during my… Read More Tekkies
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 state of being away from a place or person’ At this time of the year people make resolutions to do better in the New Year. For a guy who does not make resolutions I think it is great if the resolutions that they have made the previous year have been realized even if it… Read More Absence
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
The first draft of Intraparadox: Interview with Nelmarie du Preez which I conducted on 26 September 2016 is complete. It has been long overdue but I have completed it finally ! Over the next couple of weeks I will be readying it for blogging. It has been a difficult period writerly to emerge from the… Read More Diary log 5 November