Who's allowed to speak about colonialism?
In her first solo exhibition on the continent, interdisciplinary artist and scholar Grada Kilomba negotiates the dynamics of speaking that which is unspeakable about colonialism, gender and the hierarchy of knowledge – not only in terms of what shouldn’t be spoken or cannot be spoken, but in terms of what happens when we do so, writes Michelle Solomon.
This award-winning Egyptian photographer's work is now at the Absa Gallery
Absa L’Atelier 2016 winner Nourhan Maayouf uses evocative portrait-style photos to investigate relationships. Her new exhibition, which opens at the Absa Gallery today, looks at her personal journey to Paris from her home in Cairo.
This Nigerian-born artist explores black skin through her work
Nigeria-born, US-based painter Toyin Ojih Odutola creates floor-to-ceiling portraits that hum with vibrancy and colour. And for the artist, showing the texture and diversity of black skin is key, writes Design Indaba’s Taahirah Martin.
This Kenyan artist imagines the Masai in space
Despite bold leaps like Black Panther, black people are still underrepresented in the genre of science fiction. Kenyan artist Jacque Njeri imagines the Masai in outer space in an undeniably fun and fresh new series, writes Design Indaba’s Lindsay Samson
This renowned photo exhibit shows historic images of black people
Highly acclaimed photographic and multimedia exhibition Black Chronicles is finally in SA. An extraordinary array of studio portraits – some unseen for over 125 years – it shows both prominent and ordinary black figures in a radically different light, writes Thabiso Hika.