M&G: Nkgopoleng Moloi

An exhibition titled Women’s Work: Crafting stories, subverting narratives sought to puncture the distinction between art and craft.

Held at the Iziko South African National Gallery in December 2016, it comprised work by 23 artists and five women’s co-operatives and traced the development of different ideas and techniques such as knitting, embroidery and beadwork.

The exhibition contemplated the lens through which society views and judges work created by women. Men’s contributions to the arts and to other fields are celebrated whereas women are expected to overlook their own erasure quietly. …Read More

Pictured: Pioneer Bisi Silva who started the Àsìkò art school, which integrates historical and contemporary art