NWU Botanical gardens
Curator: Amohelang Mohajane, NWU Gallery, Potchestroom.
23 June- 05 August 2021.
A multi-disciplinary exhibition featuring mother and son-Thina Minya & Themba Minya. The dynamic duo is having their first major institutional show at NWU Gallery. Each artist is reflecting on form, without bowing to societal nuances to define their practice. With this in mind, the exhibition presents and highlights a refreshing, unique take on abstract themes of race, sexuality, identity politics , social struggle, feminism and the self. With many of the new works created in isolation, they are brought together in this show as a visual conversation to represent the universal human experience.
Agility is the new black! is the new body of works -20 in total- produced during the global pandemic. Agility is the new black! explores notions of feminism, identity, race and social struggle, seen in the works of Thina Minya & Themba Minya. Thina’s minimalist, semi-abstract works are loaded with provocative perspectives that play with visual narratives and challenge cultural norms, gender norms, identity and stereotypes. Similarly, Themba’s works break down the multifaceted nature of identity and social struggle.
This exhibition is hosted in 2 locations. NWU gallery and Klerksorp Museum.