Afterglow Johannesburg (2011)

Afterglow Johannesburg

Grids drawn in pencil on paper + watercolour, each 21 x 29,7 cm

In 2008 I spent some time teaching at Wits University School of Art in Johannesburg, South Africa. During my stay I became fascinated with the aesthetic traditions of the Zulu and the Tsonga tribe – especially in the way how language and message is integrated in every day objects. Beautifully patterned pieces of clothing or objects transport messages of gender, history and politics – readable only for the initiated.

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