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From heritage to modernity: The intersection of contemporary and traditional art in South Africa

South Africa is a country with a deep artistic heritage, where traditional art forms have been passed down for centuries. However, in recent years, we have seen a growing trend in contemporary artists incorporating traditional techniques and themes into their work.

By Lindelwa Masuku about 5 hours ago

Displacement and dispossession: Wezile Harmans' interdisciplinary approach to migration in DO NOT TRUST THE BORDERS

Wezile Harmans' DO NOT TRUST THE BORDERS solo exhibition at UJ Art Gallery explores the dehumanizing impact of migration and challenges the gatekeepers that perpetuate othering. Using various mediums, he advocates against social inequality and investigates displacement and dispossession. Harmans will lead a walkabout on 31 March 2023.

By Lindelwa Masuku 5 days ago

Shifting identities and love beyond borders: Five Films for Freedom 2023

The Five Films for Freedom campaign is back for its ninth edition, and it promises to be another exciting year for the world’s largest LGBTQIA+ digital campaign. The British Council has partnered with BFI Flare: London LGBTIQ+ Film Festival to showcase five powerful LGBTIQ+ themed short films from the BFI Flare programme.

By Lindelwa Masuku 12 days ago

Sex, intimacy and black middle-class Christianity in South Africa - a difficult history

A new book, Convening Black Intimacy, explores the history of Christianity, gender and precolonial marriage and sex traditions in South Africa in the late 1800s and early 1900s. To conduct her study, historian Natasha Erlank drew on court records of cases of seduction, church records, anthropological texts, and many sources from black ...

By Natasha Erlank Professor of History, University of Johannesburg 20 days ago

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