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JAMBANJA Urban Chaos Interrupted

25 November 2023 - 18 December 2023

Participating: George Masarira

A week after the South African Minister of Home Affairs, Aaron Motsoaledi announced a draft white paper that will inform government's new legislation around migrancy, refugees and asylum seekers, and their status in the country, Zimbabwean-born artist George Masarira releases a body of work that addresses the human impact of displacement and living with the uncertainty of being undocumented and being stateless.
The artist's new solo exhibition opens at Constitution Hill this week and is presented by Madlozi Contemporary Art in association with Constitution Hill's Creative Uprising Hub.

Art and artists committed to social and judicial justice are important instruments for confronting the abuse of human rights and other injustices in our society. They use their work to conscientize us and to shine light on events and practices that may otherwise go unnoticed, unchallenged, remain hidden, and thereby perpetuated. Artist George Masarira advocates for our shared humanity and observing the rights, freedoms, and dignity of those who cross borders annually to seek asylum, refuge and citizenship in countries beyond the borders of their own countries of origins to survive.
This exhibition honours the courage and personal journeys of the millions of immigrants who cross borders and oceans annually, in Africa and worldwide in order to flee political violence, human rights abuses, war, or abject poverty and economic volatility in a bid to survive and fulfil their dreams of a better life.


Address: 11 Kotze Str Braamfontein
Tel: +27 11 381 3100

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