Resistance Art on display at Oliewenhuis

Asanda Kupa's Situation right now, 2016.

The exhibition #AMANDLA![Re]form,Debate,[Re]dress? curated by Tshegofatso Seoka, opened in Bloemfontein at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum last week.
The aim of the exhibition is to challenge and encourage viewers to develop conversations and debates about Resistance Art and the visual representation of resistance in South Africa during apartheid and post-apartheid. Sourced from the Permanent Collections of various prestigious South African art museums and galleries such as Oliewenhuis Art Museum, William Humphrey’s Art Gallery, Unisa Art Gallery, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Everard Read and Legacy Art Projects, the selection of artworks reflects contemporary representations of visual resistance by emerging as well as established South African artists and photographers.
Included in the exhibition are traditional ‘Resistance Art’ artworks by William Kentridge, Dumeli Feni, Julian Motau and Norman Catherine as well as contemporary artworks by artists such as Asanda Kupa, Ayanda Mabulu, Blessing Ngobeni, Michael Selekane and Setlamorago Mashilo, with the intent to visually explore concepts such as Traditional vs. Contemporary representations of ‘Resistance’, ‘Resistance and identity formation’ as well as ‘Land and Space in South African representations of Resistance’.
#AMANDLA![Re]form,Debate,[Re]dress? can be seen in the Main Building at Oliewenhuis until 12 February 2017.