Womxn Who Art is a monthly exhibition/creative offering of upcoming young creative talents who are creating, interrogating and nurturing all different mediums of art. This is to explore conversations around the disciplines of art, representation of Womxn of colour in art, and engage in other progressive and engaging conversation relating to Womxn and art.
Exhibition by Lebohang Lang Motaung
Live hair Installation by Nikiwe Dlova
Live Illustration by Tsidi Mantutle
ABOUT THE ARTISTS
Lebohang Lang Motaung
Lebohang studied at the Vaal University of Technology (VUT) where she earned both her Diploma (2012) and B-Tech (2013) in fine art, majoring in printmaking. Following was a certificate of excellence in printmaking at Artist Proof Studios (2015) in Johannesburg where her art career took an accelerative turn through local and international opportunities that came her way. She has participated in exhibitions such as Twenty: Art in times of Democracy at the Turchin Centre, Appalachian State University, North Carolina (2014-2015), SMFA Art Sale, Boston, USA (2015) and A Flagrant Arcade: Contemporary Art as part of Art Africa Fair in Cape Town, (2016). She has also shown at the Turbine from 2014 to 2016, and at the FNB Joburg Art Fair in 2016, the same year she was part of the Top 100 artists for the ABSA L’aterlier annual art competition.She is currently doing an 8 months residency at The Project Space in Johannesburg.
Tsidi is an illustrator, a graphic designer and an artist. She specifically ventured into illustration because things around her are constantly evolving. ” I found it fit to nurture an existing skill so that I could adapt to the next closest thing there is to drawing, and that for me was illustrating. The further I explored it, the more gravitated I was to it. My artwork is always open to interpretation. However, it normally serves as a voice for those who, like myself, feel like they are being shunned upon for being non-conformists Surrealism has been one of the biggest influences on my art. A secondary influence would be the daily challenges I face as a black, queer woman. Most of the figures in my work are females and these figures symbolise the beauty of (mother) nature. The Decapitation in my work is indexical of nature being killed /destroyed by its inhabitants during the course of time.”
Womxn Who Art
28 March, 18:30 – 20:00
Goethe-Institut, South Africa