In honour of women’s month, we’re taking a look at the artists whose work explores the feminine body in all its representations.
There still exists an often misunderstood socio-political tension when it comes to visibility for female artists. It is very much about design and art but there is meaning beyond aesthetic practices, more significantly for women of colour in the field.
With unique techniques and an effortless mastering of their various mediums, these women educate and create a relatable awareness about issues that affect women both in South Africa and the globe, transcending words and culture through powerful visual motifs.
MaKwande – Ebe tene IV 2017 Manfe Ghana, working through the Cacao plantation and close to the river are chickens and I ask the men around me to catch one. At home before you slaughter any animal you have to speak to it, you have to ask for its spirit and it must agree to be sacrificed. MaKwande ke, Ebe tene – as we remember ourselves and as Francis Kokoroko’s eye is always witness to the ancestral conversation and captures it @accraphoto #WhatATimeToBeBlack #WhatATimeToBeWomxn #WhatATimeToBeQueer