Cape Town exhibition challenges way gender norms have shaped art

Sunday Times | Mary Corrigall:

The group exhibition, ‘Women’s Work: crafting stories, subverting narratives’, is well overdue. Since around the mid-noughties artists have been employing textiles in their art or resorting to traditional craft techniques. Think Nicholas Hlobo, who at first treated rubber as a fabric, binding it with pink ribbons, before embroidering abstract patterns on a canvas. Or what of Lawrence Lemaoana whose practice continues to rely on crafting political statements with Kanga printed fabrics… Read more

Image: Barend de Wet’s ‘Beyond the Colour Line’: Supplied