LIBERATION RADIO: CAPE TOWN – 17 March 2022 – 3pm: Visual Arts and Liberation Music

We move from visual representations of the music (LP-art, posters, photographs) to cross-disciplinary (or an-disciplined) work by artists operating across media. With Percy Mabandu, Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa, Judy Seidman and Athi Mongezeleli Joja.

Percy Mabandu is an artist and writer interested in poetics and portraiture, monuments, and symbolic meaning. He is the author of the book, Yakhal’inkomo – Portrait of a Jazz Classic, a monograph that studies the history and impact of the landmark South African jazz album.

Bongiwe Dhlomo-Mautloa has played a pivotal role in the development of art in South Africa. As an artist and cultural activist. Since the 1980s she has been involved throughout the setting up and participating in a number of art projects and initiatives. Dhlomo grounds her art on the socialist-realist and political.

Judy Seidman is a cultural worker and visual artist. She was part of Medu Art Ensemble – which she has written extensively on, as well as the art of the liberation struggle, and the art of Thami Mnyele.

Athi Mongezeleli Joja is an art critic. A member of the art collective Gugulective and a member of Azanian Philosophical Society, his research interests are in modern and contemporary South African art, anti-apartheid cultural movements, art criticism and critical race theory.


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