A4 Arts Foundation is proud to host Ikhono LaseNatali by Zanele Muholi
IKHONO LASENATALI a project initiated by Prof. Sir. Zanele Muholi who took it upon themselves to celebrate a constituency of young artists based in Durban, KwaZulu-Natal is coming to A4 Arts Foundation in Cape Town.
Late 2018, Muholi commissioned 25 emerging artists to interpret photographic images from their ongoing self-portrait series Somnyama Ngonyama, a project that speaks to the social ills associated with politics of race, gender, politics, collectivism and sexuality faced by South Africans, and others globally. Collectivism and visibility are core values firmly rooted at the heart of the project.
Muholi is an internationally celebrated , prime art practitioner and a visual activist with the pronouns “They/ Them/ Theirs” . They are based in Johannesburg but originally a ‘Born in Durban’. Muholi recently returned home to give back to their community and share their skills, wealth and expertise to help develop a younger generation of aspiring artists, thinkers and activists.
IKHONO LASE NATALI project is a travelling show which started its first show edition in KwaZulu-Natal; during May – June 2019. The exhibition is also aimed at commemorating 25 Years of Democracy as South Africa is celebrating 25 years s in 2019, with most of the commissioned artists from the ‘born free’ generation.
Ikhono LaseNatali showcases the hidden or latent talent of these remarkable KwaZulu-Natal based visual artists who work in a variety of mediums and utilizing different techniques. These include wood-cut carving, beaded strings, oil and acrylic on canvas and paper, pastel on paper and digital imaging, among many others.
Showing now at A4 Arts Foundation is the second edition of the Ikhono LaseNatali travelling exhibition . ( 31st h August to 7th November 2019 )
Participating artists are: Mpilo Makhanya, Bongani Luthuli , Lindokuhle Khumalo , Mlamuli Mkhwanazi , Mthobisi Maphumulo, Mduduzi Dzanibe , Londiwe Mtshali , Andile Maphumulo, Sthenjwa Luthuli, Lungisani Ndlovu, Nomusa Mtshali , Morgan Mohape , Sphephelo Mnguni, Ncumisa Mcitwa , Major Ndlovu, Mondli Mbhele, Zwelinjani Radebe, Shabo Bhengu, Mhlonishwa Chiliza, Khulekani Mkhize, Lindani Nyandeni, Nhlakanipho Gcwabe, Thembi Mtshali, Thalente Khomo, Wonder Mbambo, Nkosikhona Majola.