Tuesday, 14 July 2015
"Umlambo Uzwiwa nge Dondolo" by Bambo Sibiya 20 July - 1 August 2015
The French cultural network of Alliances Française in Southern Africa, together with ABSA L'Atelier Art Competition, in collaboration with Alliance Française de Durban and artSPACE Durban, is pleased to announce “Umlambo Uzizwa nge Dondolo”, an intriguing solo exhibition presented by winner of the prestigious 2012 Gerard Sekoto prize, Bambo Sibiya.
The solo exhibition Umlambo Uzizwa nge Dondolo - a traditional isiZulu expression literally meaning “to test the waters, in the hopes of deciphering someone or something’s character” - is an exploration of the various aspects of township life, with particular emphasis on single-parent households and the position of men within these households. Within this discourse, Sibiya explores the lifestyle of migrant labourers who had left their families and moved to Johannesburg at the peak of Apartheid, in the hopes of finding work.