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
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
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
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?