Yoko Ono & Esther Mahlangu lined up for art exhibit in Johannesburg.
Experimental artist Yoko Ono – John Lennon’s widow – will exhibit her work alongside controversial sculptor Nandipha Mntambo and legendary traditional artist Esther Mahlangu at the 2018 Nirox Winter Exhibition, which will run from May 12 until end July in the Cradle of Humankind, Johannesburg.
The Nirox Foundation described Mahlangu as “one of the elders of contemporary art”‚ and announced that the famed Ndebele artist had begun work on her mural for the Nirox 2018 Winter Sculpture Fair, on from May 12 -13, which marks the opening of the Winter Exhibition.
The exhibition will showcase the works of over 20 local and international female artists in all. It will also include educational exchanges‚ a performance programme‚ talks‚ tours‚ and workshops.
The theme of the exhibit, Save me from the single story, is inspired by a Ted Talk by Nigerian author Chimamanda Adichie who spoke of how lives and cultures are composed of many overlapping stories and that if we hear only a single story about another person or country‚ we risk a critical misunderstanding…read more
Image: Courtesy of BMW | A BMW 7 Series painted by Esther Mahlangu on show at the Joburg Art Fair in 2017.