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Tuesday, November 17, 2009


(Pic: Ingrid Masondo’s photographic work: “Solice”)

Innovative Women is an exhibition that showcases the work of ten women artists from all over South Africa, an initiative partly sponsored by The Department of Arts and Culture. The exhibition will promote the work of contemporary black South African female artists and will emphasize the fact that South Africa has a considerable number of brilliant women keen to make their mark in the art world.

The talented ensemble of artists includes Dineo Bopabe, Zanele Muholi, Nandipha Mntambo, Ernestine White, Ingrid Masondo, Nontobeko Ntombela, Usha Seejarim, Senzeni Marasela, Lerato Shadi and Bongi Bengu (who has curated the show).

Their work is unique, innovative, cutting edge and features various media from video, installation and photography to printing and performance art. Innovative Women is definitely a must-see as it opened to critical acclaim in Johannesburg in August and in Cape Town in September.

Innovative Women will be opened by Nozipho January-Bardill, Group Executive: Corporate Affairs MTN Group Limited, on November 20 at the Kizo Gallery in Durban and will run until December 10.