Isambulo (Revelations) Group Exhibition by Amasosha
Presenting, a first-in-Johannesburg showing of work by the “Amasosha” Art Movement. A dynamic collective of 17 artists from Durban and surrounds. Opens Thurs, 26 September from 6pm. This group exhibition brings something entirely fresh and new to the Johannesburg art scene.
We want to show how this work explores and interrogates South Africa’s past and the present from very authentic points of view. And is a collaboration of ideas, by on-the-pulse emerging South African artists from Kwa-Zulu Natal. – A part of South Africa with a unique past and interesting-to-unpack, present.
“Amasosha” from isiZulu, is derived from the English word, ‘soldiers”. As – not only is the aim for these artists to boost each other’s skills – but also, to evoke qualities found in soldiers: self-reliance; hard work; bravery; unity and front-line combat (amongst others). As well as the sense of being on a mission. This degree of focus is now paying off as the movement’s thriving with support and buy-in from various individuals and entities. And has as its base, the Ikomkhulu Art Space in Durban, which hosts exhibitions, film screenings and performances every Friday.
Says, Mthobisi Maphumulo founder member of Amasosha, “The theme’s inspired by how creativity can open the mind to a new world of dialogues and how this dialogue becomes a revelation to the viewers and artists when experienced (as art) in the physical world.”
Artists on the show – which will feature mixed media including painting, pastel drawing, photography and collage, include
Mthobisi Maphumulo; Andile Maphumulo; Thalente Khomo; Mondli Mbele; Nlanhla Chonco; Nhlakanipho Mkhize. Exhibition closes: Sat, 27 October. Free & all welcome.