Yenza Kwenzeke is a photographic exhibition for emerging black female photographers in Southern Africa. The title of the exhibition is used to describe women who have taken their photographic practice and used it to create new and re-imagined conceptual works of art. The women selected for this exhibition can use the theme as broadly as possible and can create artwork that visually represents how women in photography have been able to and continue to tell the stories of their lived experiences. The Yenza Kwenzeke exhibition is aimed at showcasing talented and emerging black female photographers creating contemporary art in the African landscape many of whom have not showcased on an international level. The exhibition will showcase the new ways in which female photographers speak about themselves and their environments and owning the narrative.

The Underline Show

The 2019 edition pays homage to the spirit of spaces, projects, platforms, and patrons that play a vital role in supporting artists and curators who would otherwise have no access to the art world or opportunities to critically reflect on their practices and changes within the larger cultural landscape. Similarly, the 2019 UNDERLINE show seeks to highlight new artistic and curatorial practices, and discourses.

The show is comprised of twelve curated exhibitions that examine issues of uncertainty during social and political crises, power and access in cities, public interactions with archives, visual art and language; upend traditional male dominated practices; question conservative sexual politics and mythologies; and reimagine potential futures.

In addition, the show features a SITE section. Artists have been invited to create interventions within MOAD, the locale for this edition. The CONVERSATIONS is a space to share practical experience and critical engagement on the practice of curating. In the FEATURED section we will also be presenting a special solo project.

The PERFORMANCE programme this year is presented in partnership with the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios, and we will be hosting all the shortlisted 2019 candidates of their prestigious David Koloane Award.

*Tickets are available through TIXSA! Only R35 for general admission online, R50 at the door and free for students, under 18s and pensioners with ID at the door.

For further information, visit Underline Projects

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