Short video profile of 10 South African artists featured in the exhibition “… For Those Who Live In It: Pop Culture Politics and Strong Voices,” in Eindhoven in the Netherlands (till August 17th). According to the organizers “… [t]he generation of young artists now emerging in South-Africa and making a name for itself, is the first generation that has grown up and started it’s own art practice after apartheid. These artists are very aware of this, and are emphatically searching for their own way to express the political and social implications of this in their work. Some of them make bold political statements, sharp satire or choose for outspoken activism. Others consciously keep far from politics, but in the polarized reality of South-Africa even that almost seems like a political choice.”
Artists whose work are featured in the exhibition (some championed regularly on this site) include Musa Nxumalo, Faith 47, Athi Patra Ruga, Gugulective, Zanele Muholi and Anton Kannemeyer and Chimurenga Magazine.
The second video, below, visits some of featured artists back in South Africa, before the exhibition opened in the Netherlands:
h/t: Tom deVriendt.
– Sean Jacobs