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Pioneer Mozambique artist Valente Malangatana

"much more than a creator, much more than an artist- [Valente Malangatana is ] someone who demonstrates that there is a universal language, the language of art, which allows us to communicate a message of peace, of refusal of war."

-  UNESCO's Director-General Federico Mayor

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On Street Photography: Barry Christianson

  "What I love about photography is that once you get behind the lens of a camera the world becomes very different. Mundane, boring streets become interesting. Sometimes beautiful but at least interesting. And then there’s the part where you get to translate what you see into a picture."

- Barry Christianson Photographer

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On Cowhide, Feminity and Vulnereability: Nandipha Mntambo


My intention is to explore the physical and tactile properties of hide and aspects of control that allow or prevent me from manipulating this material in the context of the female body and contemporary art. I have used cowhide as a means to subvert expected associations with corporeal presence, femininity, sexuality and vulnerability. … Continue Reading ››