Mmutle Arthur Kgokong: Thank you Michael for agreeing to see me for this interview with regard to your work as an artist. I hope you feel good today, that you feel alright, despite the winter, the chills, I’ve heard that you’ve been to Grahamstown recently .
Michael Selekane: Yes, in the last two weeks
MAK: How was Grahamstown’s weather?
MS: It was very cold, but the last week of the festival it was raining, it was enjoyable.
– Was it the first time you went to Grahamstown?
– No, It’s was my third time there, but first time when I went there I exhibited at a flea market, second time I exhibited at the Barat Centre and this year I exhibited at the Albany Museum. It is like Grahamstown has different steps of exhibiting. First time there you do not start at a good space or gallery, you had to start at the ‘French Exhibitions’, that’s where I exhibited last year, they call them local artists exhibitions, then when you have passed those stages you get a chance to exhibit at the Albany Museum or Monument.