Arts festival: Women’s toil tops the bill

Times Live | Sean O’Toole:

The standout exhibitions on the National Arts Festival stage, the last devised by outgoing artistic director Ismail Mohamed, are by women. Trained at the University of Johannesburg, Berlin-based Lerato Shadi’s Noka ya Bokamoso is an arresting showcase that includes two video works and a new wall drawing. In Sugar & Salt (2014) we see Shadi licking sugar from her mother’s tongue, and her mom licking salt from hers. The work is remarkably tender… Read more

Image: Where there’s wool: Lerato Shadi at her never-ending piece