By Mmutle Arthur Kgokong
IntraparadoxSep 02, 2021
Intraparadox, Exclusive: Gather Ye Rose Buds While Ye May Group Exhibition
In this exclusive edition of Intraparadox series, I talk to Banele Khoza on behalf of BKhz Studio with regard to the group exhibition 'Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May' which will open on 24 April and will run until 25 May 2021. Our conversation opens up by referencing two muses that inspired the concept of this exhibition.
Intraparadox, An Interview with Nkhensani Rihlampfu
In this edition of Intraparadox series, Part 1 of a planned two part series, I talk to Nkhensani Rihlampfu against the backdrop of his solo exhibition Mintsu Island. Our conversation traces his coming of age in his home town Modimolle, his growing interest in studying art and the ensuing challenges that cropped up in his life journey to become a practicing fine artists. This is a story of a triumphant spirit against the odds.
Intraparadox, An interview with Bruce Bowale, Mobu
In this addition of Intraparadox, I have a conversation with Bruce Bowale in the backdrop of his pop-up exhibition at Stuart Trent Art Gallery, Waterkloof – Tshwane, during this month. Bowale has produced around twenty artworks for this exhibition. While half of the artworks were produced during lockdown whilst he was in Limpopo, Zebediela. The other works were produced in Gauteng from when our country moved to COVID-19 Level 3 restrictions.
Intraparadox, Interview with Philiswa Lila (Episode 1, On Studying Art and Concept Development) 10Mar21.Irie Ambient20XXIeD.1
Philiswa Lila has stayed the course to weave some interesting forms hovering on the brink of abstraction. In this feature I present her to you in her own voice, weaving for us a tale of triumph against obstacles which are pertinent to the artistic journey. Her triumphant winning of the prestigious Absa L’Atelier art competition: Gerard Sekoto Award in 2018 represent her major breakthrough. What interests me historically .is her journey towards that nexus point. Her journey is intricately linked to cumulative experience that gained traction prior to her completing her B-Tech Degree with Tshwane University of Technology Fine and Applied Arts Department around 2010. This episode sets the tone for the probe into her life story in an effort to lay bare her-story.
Intraparadox, Interview with Mxolisi Vusimuzi Beauchamp, Coffee + Medium=Inspiration,24.Mar.21.Irie Ambient20XXIeD.2.eXpanded
In this edition of Intraparadox, I talk to Mxolisi Vusimuzi Beauchamp on his curatorial debut exhibition Coffee + Medium. For this exhibition Beauchamp, who is also an entrepreneur in the coffee business, invited a group of nine artists from diverse backgrounds to participate in an exhibition of works made from using coffee as a painting medium.
Coffee + Medium opens on 27 March 2021 at 10:00am at Art on 6TH, corner of 6 Kramer Road and Desmond Road, Sandton, Johannesburg. RSVP @ 082 237 3376
Intraparadox Interview with Papi Oratile Konopi curator for - 27 BKhz Solo Exhibition.Mar 2.Feb.21 (Final Mix)
In this feature I speaks to Oratile Papi Konopi (Curator) on Banele Khoza's solo exhibition '27' currently on at BKhz. Khoza's latest solo offering can be seen as a poetic snippet of his life. However the talk with Konopi reveals the many layers that led to the realisation of the exhibition.