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Pola Maneli asks: “Do you feel seen?”

Pola Maneli’s latest work, ‘An Indigenous I/Eye’, is an attempt to visualise blackness

Ayanda Mabulu’s art of plundering phalluses: Rape, Mandela and his ‘guerilla warfare’

Although clearly under pressure from the pushback against his latest Zuma painting, Mabulu insists he is just calling it as he sees it

​Zuma family considering taking legal action against ‘porn artist’ Ayanda Mabulu

President Jacob Zuma’s family is considering taking legal action against controversial artist Ayanda Mabulu, they said on Thursday.

Ayanda Mabulu on his explicit Zuma painting: ‘I am exposing the naked truth’

Mabulu has painted President Jacob Zuma licking the anus of a naked Atul Gupta, the two captured in an aircraft cockpit with an ANC flag on the side.

‘​Ayanda Mabulu’s latest painting is an abuse of freedom of speech’ – ANC

'Mabulu’s exhibition is a grotesque act of vulgarity, disrespect, and a blatant violation of the right to dignity of those portrayed,' the ANC said.

Formerly censored Mabulu art work sells for R89K

Artist Ayanda Mabulu's painting commenting on President Jacob Zuma's perceived role in the Marikana shooting has sold for R89 000.

Jo’burg Art Fair censorship: Artists back each other up

The redeeming factor of the Jo'burg Art Fair was seeing one artist stand up for another, writes Percy Zvomuya.

Ayanda Mabulu’s painting back on display at Jo’burg art fair

Ayanda Mabulu's Yakhali'inkomo -- Black Man's Cry has been put back on display at the FNB Joburg Art Fair.

Art Fair forced to reinstate Mabulu painting after Goldblatt threat

The Jo'burg Art Fair will allow Ayanda Mabulu's controversial painting to stay after featured artist David Goldblatt threatened to quit in protest.

Zuma, Marikana painting pulled from Jo’burg Art Fair

A Marikana-themed painting depicting President Jacob Zuma and other political figures by artist Ayanda Mabulu has been removed from the art fair.

Zuma artwork ‘exposes issues’

The artist of the latest explicit picture of the president, Ayanda Mabulu says his work is comment and no disrespect is intended.

McKaiser: Nudity has lost its political potency

The reaction to a new painting of President Jacob Zuma with his genitals exposed has been banal but in an interesting way, Eusebius McKaiser has said.

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