Interviews
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Wangechi Mutu Takes On Transmutation As a New Form of Existentialism

© Wangechi Mutu. Beneath lies the Power, 2014. Courtesy the Artist and Victoria Miro, London.   Wangechi Mutu draws from stances as varied as East African folklore, Western popular culture, gender, sexuality, race,…

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Rethinking institutional approaches to emerging artistic practice in Zimbabwe

In conversation with First Floor Gallery on the responsibility of artistic institutions in shaping emerging discourse. Self-declared as Zimbabwe’s first emerging artist-run gallery and operating in a country where the majority of the…

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Surveying Zimbabwe’s Artistic Landscape

Bulawayo based curator Mthabisi Phili shares thoughts on the current state of the arts  and education in Zimbabwe  Working simultaneously as both an independent curator and founder of Voices in Colour, an organisation…

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Next Chapter: Rowan Smith on distinguishing a new generation of practicing artists

Employing a multi-disciplinary approach to his artistic practice that includes sculpture, painting and photography, Smith’s work examines the complexities of 21st century South Africa, through the acts of appropriation, defacement and reparation. ©…

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Next Chapter: Mohau Modisakeng on investigating the impact of cultural histories on contemporary society

Working across the disciplines of performance, sculpture and photography, with an interest in exploring the relations between post-colonial societies and their connected histories, Modisakeng’s work,“emerges from a dark past, striding forward into the…

In Conversation with Manthe Ribane, a Soweto based Performance Artist

In Conversation with Manthe Ribane, a Soweto based Performance Artist

NOT x Chris Saunders | A Fashion & Photography collaboration from New York to South Africa featuring Manthe Ribane Manthe Ribane is a performance wunderkind. She is the muse in the NOT x…

In Conversation with Macdonald Mfolo, an Orange Farm based Costume and Puppetmaker

In Conversation with Macdonald Mfolo, an Orange Farm based Costume and Puppetmaker

NOT x Chris Saunders | A Fashion & Photography collaboration from New York to South Africa featuring Macdonald Mfolo Macdonald Mfolo, aka Macdee a costume and puppetmaker. Photo | Chris Saunders.   Think…

In Conversation with Floyd Avenue, a Soweto-based Fashion Designer

In Conversation with Floyd Manotana, a Soweto-based Fashion Designer

NOT x Chris Saunders | A Fashion & Photography collaboration from New York to South Africa featuring Floyd Manotana Fashion designer Floyd Manotana wearing one of his design at his home and studio…

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