Dis(colour)ed Margins


Running from 2 March 2017 to 5 May 2017.
Duration: 2 Months

Dis(colour)ed Margins presents works that offer alternative visual accounts of the politics of women’s bodies, race migration and displacement. Regardless of considerable achievements in the battle for equality, many still feel restricted and are stuck in the margins of humankind. In many parts of the world today, being a woman, being a foreigner, being part of a previously oppressed majority, being a minority, being of particular religious persuasion or generally existing in a periphery still means being ghettoized, omitted, displaced, or silenced. In the margins of society, there exist barriers that determine whether or not one is awarded access, and if so how much access one gets. As a result, instead of rainbow nations, injustice, inequality and institutional suppression cloud over the value of diversity.

All of the artists in this exhibition are contributing to the pertinent conversations regarding the politics of women’s bodies, race, migration and displacement. The work takes viewers through a range of problematic and straightforwardness relating to the experience, perception, and representation of the female. They reflect critically on dilemmas connected with representing the black female in times of mass and social media generated consumption of violence and suffering; on society’s inclination to aestheticize callousness, and on the systematic exclusion that make some human lives worthy of protection and saving and others not.

Exhibition contributors: Annie Mpalume (Zimbabwe), Kameelah Jana Rasheed (USA), Kudzanai Violet Hwami (UK), Nyaradzo Dhliwayo (Zimbabwe) and Sethembile Msezane (South Africa)


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