|27 July 2016 05:30 PM - 27 July 2016 07:30 PM
Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts 2016: Mohau Modisakeng
Exhibition Title: LEFA LA NTATE
Mohau Modisakeng is the recipient of the Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Arts 2016 award.
In Modisakeng’s work the personal is political. Informed by his experience as a young boy in Soweto at the cross roads of a violent political transition, Modisakeng uses memory as a portal between past and present to explore themes of history, body and place within the post –apartheid context. His photography, films, performance and installation grapple with the conflicting politics of leadership and nationhood, whilst also attempting to unpack the legacy of inequality, capital, labour and extraction of mineral wealth in contemporary South Africa.
The exhibition will be opened by Michael Barry, Head of the Department of Arts, Culture and Heritage at NMMU.
Exhibition closes on 2 September 2016