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Saturday, April 8, 2017


(Still image from To Move Mountains by Mohau Modisakeng)

An exhibition by Standard Bank Young Artist Award Winner 2016, Mohau Modisakeng, will open in the Main Exhibition Room of the Tatham Art Gallery in Pietermaritzburg on April 9.

Mohau Modisakeng was born in Soweto in 1986 and works between Johannesburg and Cape Town. He uses his body to explore the influence of South Africa’s violent history on how we understand our cultural, political and social roles as human beings.

Represented through film, large-scale photographic prints, installations and performance, Modisakeng’s work responds to the history of the black body within the (South) African context.

The exhibition will be opened by Professor Terence King at 11h00 on April 9. The exhibition runs in the Tatham Art Gallery’s Main Exhibition Room until May 14, 2017, at 17h00.

The Tatham Art Gallery is situated opposite the Town Hall in Chief Albert Luthuli Street, Pietermaritzburg. It is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10h00 to 17h00. Café Tatham is open on Saturdays. Safe parking with a car guard available. More information on 033 392 2801 or visit