Same Mdluli

Same Mdluli (35), who joined the Standard Bank Gallery as a manager in January 2018, believes people have to become the change they want to see. This is why she applied for the job. From as far back as she can remember, she has been inclined towards artistic expression but only took it seriously when her parents took her to the National School of the Arts (NSA) in Johannesburg.

Black Art: Its place in the sun

Visual arts in South Africa has had a reputation for elitism — until now

Symposium for black artists steps out of the colonial prism

A biennial event has sprung up to provide a forum for black artists and intellectuals to meet

Stolen moments of prison life

The art anti-apartheid activist Fatima Meer produced in jail not only documented prison life but became a form of resistance in itself

SA artists to poke holes in African stereotypes in Venice

South Africa’s participation in the Venice Biennale is marred by political exclusion during apartheid. Same Mdluli speaks to Lucy MacGarry

Exhibition toasts SA sculpture world’s ‘stars of the north’

Instead of overanalysing the context from which these Limpopo artworks sprung, we should enjoy them for their individual merits.

Zanele Muholi frames a brave new ‘normal’

Photographer Zanele Muholi’s new book of portraits gives visual voice to the plight of ‘queer’ black women.

Walter Battiss: Back to the past for the future

Restoring Walter Battiss's work will give us clues to our intriguing history and how we all connect.

Art and the grey area of ‘betweenness’

Institutions need to engage more rigorously with "rural" artists such as Johannes Segogela and Jackson Hlungwani, writes Same Mdluli.

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