Supporting emerging and established artists of South Africa
An important mandate for nurturing the arts, creativity and talent by the Association for Visual Arts is rooted
in its ArtReach programme
A Conversation between Patrick Bongoy, Malika Ndlovu and Deirdre Prins-Solani
Friday 15 February, 11.30 - 12.15, AVA Gallery.
As part of the ICTAF VIP Programme
Visual artist Patrick Bongoy and performance poet and writer Malika Ndlovu have been collaborating on various art projects over the past three years including Patrick's current solo exhibition at AVA Gallery. These two artists will host a public conversation about their resonances with the idea of subject and object, how they approach the relationship between imagery, story or meaning within their individual visual art and poetry mediums. Deirdre Prins-Solani, a fellow creative and an international expert on Intangible Heritage, who describes herself as a Memory-maker, Storyteller and Archive, adds another lens to the discussion
From within a deep silence and solid materiality, sound and movement begin to emerge.
There are the voices of women calling, chanting and replying, bodies within cloaks.
The elements of water, air, earth and fire are called and activated.
Drumming and music follow and flow, activating the dance of the elements.
Bringing union and closure to these forces, the cloaks disengage, become silent and retreat.
Artists and performers Traub Adler and Lizette Chirrime will present their first collaborative performance titled Mihloty ya Wansaty (Women’s Tears) outside the AVA on Friday 15th at 7:15 pm