Folds & Faults

Curated by Carol Brown, Zinhle Khumalo and Angela de Jesus

FOLDS & FAULTS features artworks by women artists in particular, a second generation of young female artists whose mothers were part of the era where the historic 1956 Women' March in Pretoria chanted the song, Wathint' Abafazi, Wathint' Imbokodo (You strike the woman you strike the rock).

 

Looking back on those dark years of Apartheid we remember how women were disenfranchised and disempowered. There were only few black female artists and the protest art being made at the time was mostly by men. The women were the caregivers who looked after domestic issues and were the nurturers of the future generations whose work is now featured in this exhibition.

 

the theme of folds has many layers - as a fold itself implies. Fabric is what immediately comes to mind but the action of folding can be taken to many levels. this exhibition explores these complexities  

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