28 July 2022 - 3 September 2022
The weight of a stone
Curated by Thobile Ndenze and Lemeeze Davids
With a focus on materiality, the show initiates an exploration around different states of earth – the stoicism of cement, the richness of clay, the sturdiness of metal, the infinite darkness of the mine, the pigmentation of soil, the fragility of glass. ‘The medium is the message’, writes communication theorist Marshall McLuhan. What does it mean to give attention to the stuff of this world, and to allow the material to sit at the forefront of an encounter?
Thandiwe Msebenzi - Radical Makazi
“Radical Makazi (makazi meaning ‘aunt’ in isiXhosa) is a character inspired by my Aunt’s story, intersecting with my own stories and those of other women.”
An ongoing project by Thandiwe Msebenzi, Radical Makazi unfolds as a series of chapters that were first published on Instagram in late 2020 as a collection of images accompanied by texts. Told through these short narratives, the story of Radical Makazi is an archive of Apartheid history that documents the strategies of resistance by Black women in South Africa.
Opening 28 July, and on view through 6 August
Opening 11 August, and on view through 20 August
Opening 25 August, and on view through 3 September
Participating: Belinda Blignaut, Rowan Blem, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Zayaan Khan, Donna Kukama, Jean-Marie Malan, Setlamorago Mashilo, Tendai Mupita, Pieter Paul Pothoven, Inga Somdyala and Thandiwe Msebenzi.
Address: 10 Lewin Street, Woodstock, Cape Town
Tel: +27 21 462 4276 || Cell: +27 72 198 9221
Opening Hours: Tuesday - Friday 10:00 - 17:00. Saturday 10:00 - 13:00 or by appointment.
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