"Umlambo Uzizwa nge Dondolo" by South African artist Bambo Sibiya

"Umlambo Uzizwa nge Dondolo" by South African artist Bambo Sibiya
past over 1 year ago

Starts: Monday, 20 July, 2015 04:00pm

Ends: Saturday, 1 August, 2015 12:00pm

Event Details

The French cultural network of Alliances Française in Southern Africa, together with ABSA L'Atelier Art Competition, in collaboration with Alliance Française de Durban and artSPACE durban, is pleased to announce “Umlambo Uzizwa nge Dondolo”, an intriguing solo exhibition presented by winner of the prestigious 2011 Gerard Sekoto prize, Bambo Sibiya.

The solo exhibition Umlambo Uzizwa nge Dondolo - a traditional isiZulu expression literally meaning “to test the waters, in the hopes of deciphering someone or something’s character” - is an exploration of the various aspects of township life, with particular emphasis on single-parent households and the position of men within these households. Within this discourse, Sibiya explores the lifestyle of migrant labourers who had left their families and moved to Johannesburg at the peak of Apartheid, in the hopes of finding work.