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CULTURE Review

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Articles written by Lehlohonolo Peega

Art & ‘Violence’

It is shocking how Black bodies are just available towards violence of any kind historically hitherto. From Mbuya Nehanda to Andries Tatane, the decapitated head of King Hintsa to the 12 500 demands of Mambush to Collins Khosa and Mthokizisi Ntumba, shade, class or tribe is no determining factor as long as you wear the black gown you are available to state violence.

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Black Love Supreme

This love is toxic and dangerous. I warn you to pursue this love at your own peril. This love is the poison of Romeo and Juliet. It destroys what society deems to be good, normal and kills dreams because reality is far too horrid to face sober.

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Khulekani Cele’s Fascination with Abstractions

Keeping up with the theme of ubiquity of Cele’s work, his expressions are not limited to the world of texture, colour, line, shape and space. He consciously affirms that his “body of work deals with themes of perception, the politics in identity and the transculturation of a Black man in contemporary South Africa.

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Exiled At Home

In this performance, Miss Ntuli invites us into the deep corridors of her inner self, to witness a personal story of love, displacement, otherness and internal yearning. Like many a sublime artist, the art itself cuts tenfold, dwarfing this narration.

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