WORDS Michaela Stehr IMAGE via a4arts.org
The Ikhono LaseNatali exhibition, currently running at the A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town, a not-for-profit laboratory for the arts in Southern Africa, features 25 young artists who have interpreted an image from Sir Professor Zanele Muholi’s Somnyama Ngonyama series.
Curated by Dr Bajabulile La Dhlamini Sidzumo and Thobeka Bhengu and initiated by Sir Professor Zanele Muholi, the project required artists to reinterpret one of the images in a medium of their choice. This exhibition is the second iteration of its kind, the first of which occurred in May 2019.
Running alongside the exhibition, the project includes an exchange with schools around the Western Cape, encouraging inclusion, collectivism and creativity.
Artists include Nhlanhla Chonco, Mduduzi Dzanibe, Thalente Khomo, Lindokuhle Khumalo, Bongani Luthuli, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Morgan Mahape, Nkosikhona Majola, Mpilo Makhanya, Andile Maphumulo, Mthobisi Maphumulo, Buhle Wonder Mbambo, Mondli Mbhele, Ncumisa Mcitwa, Khulekani Mkhize, Nhlakanipho Mkhize, Mlamuli Mkhwanazi, Sphephelo Mnguni, Thembi Mthembu, Londiwe Mtshali, Nomusa Mtshali, Lungisani Ndlovu, Major Ndlovu, Lindani Nyandeni and Zwelinjani Radebe.
The exhibition runs until 7 November 2019.
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