Art on their own terms: women kick back at the status quo

Sunday Times | Mary Corrigal:

Black women are ‘gatvol’, a message driven home at the Live Art Festival organised by the Institute for Creative Arts in Cape Town this month.

The female subject, Sethembile Msezane, in the work Excerpts From the Past appeared trapped between the colonial and African traditional mores she replayed through gesture and language.iQhiya, the all-female collective which includes Asemahle Ntlonti, Bronwyn Katz, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Bonolo Kavula, Charity Kelapile, Lungiswa Gqunta, Pinky Mayeng, Msezane, Sisipho Ngodwana, Thandiwe Msebenzi, and Thuli Gamedze, turned down an invitation to perform at the festival… Read more.
Image: Sithembile Msezane performs in ‘Excerpts from the Past’ (Supplied)