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Black Luminosity

20 March 2021

Black Luminosity becomes a space of defiance and repudiation, of narratives and terms ladened in “Black/Blackness” by deconstructing its clichés and stereotypes.
The exhibition presents the notion of Blackness in its multiple appearances and sensibilities. “Blackness'' in this selection of works is not the lack of light, or the artist's use of ‘pure’ black pigment, but rather the mixing and intertwining with other hues/matters, in which its form is intelligible such that we can annotate it.
Black Luminosity encourages viewers to engage with the “Black,” to understand the ‘reality’ that each work is trying to communicate. Black Luminosity recognises non-western systems of knowledge, allowing for new processes of learning.

Participating: Stephan Conradie, Alexandra Karakashian, Wallen Mapondera, Cow Mash, Musa N. Nxumalo, Pyda Nyariri, Phoka Nyokong, Usha Seejarim, Mary Sibande, Zandile Tshabalala, Luyanda Zindela


Address: First Floor, De Wet Centre, Church Street, Stellenbosch
Tel: +27 (0)21 887 3607
Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday 09:00 - 17:00. Saturday 10:00 - 15:00. Or by appointment

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