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The Lovebirds

A couple, played by Issa Rae and Kumail Nanjiani, become mistakenly entangled in a murder mystery. While trying to clear their names and prove their innocence, their relationship’s sturdiness is put to the test. The Lovebirds, directed by Michael Showalter, was originally set to be released in theatres by Paramount Pictures. But with the Covid-19 closing cinemas across the world, its rights were sold to Netflix.

Back of the Moon by Neo Matloga

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We can’t make it to the physical gallery, but the Stevenson gallery is taking us into Neo Matloga’s studio through its Instagram TV channel. Watch Matloga as he works on and talks about his body of work for the Back of the Moon exhibition. In this show, the artist uses large-scale panel works to extend his use of collage and painting techniques to observe tenderness and trauma.

Blood & Water

Puleng Khumalo’s older sister was abducted at birth. A year later, Puleng was born. Now it’s 17 years later, and her older sister’s disappearance continues to haunt her. Determined to solve the cold case, Puleng plots her transfer to Parkhurst College in Cape Town as a step towards doing so. Blood & Water is Netflix’s second South African original series.

Udludlilali by Mawande Ka Zenzile

Shortly after this exhibition opened to the public, the Stevenson gallery closed its doors for the lockdown. But now you can join press officer Sinazo Chiya on a video walkabout of Mawande Ka Zenzile’s current show. For nine minutes, the artist talks the viewer through the healing element of his work, the significance of colour and the reasoning behind the name Udludlilali in addition to viewing the works.

Goodman Gallery Reading Room

Take this time away from physical gallery spaces to get to know the artists behind the exhibitions. To facilitate this, Goodman Gallery’s online programme has created a virtual reading room. Artists and thought leaders answer five questions, including what they are reading, which texts inspire them and which texts offer solace during this time. 

Have a Good Trip: Adventures In Psychedelics

Get a glimpse into the world of psychedelics as told by (mostly white, American) celebrities including Sting, Ad-Rock, Sarah Silverman, Rosie Perez and Asap Rocky. This isn’t an investigative documentary that delves deep into the world of hallucinogens. No. Even though the celebrities’ anecdotes are laced with lessons, Have a Good Trip leans more towards entertainment. The animations make it even better.

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Zaza Hlalethwa
Zaza Hlalethwa
Zaza Hlalethwa studies Digital Democracy, New Media and Political Activism, and Digital Politics.

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