Join us on Saturday 02 May at the Ism-Skism Gallery for the opening of our new exhibition “Gule Wamkulu:The Big Dance” by Africa Geographic photographer Andrew Brukman.
“Gule Wamkulu is a cultural dance form of symbolic expression performed by the Chewa tribe of Malawi, Mozambique and Zambia. Every performer and character are deeply symbolic and are used to teach mwambo – the moral code laid down by the ancestors.
Brukman has used these images to unpack our understanding of the symbolic in contemporary South Africa and its power in light of the recent#rhodesmustfall debate and xenophobic attacks. Both of these events have forced the public to rethink what historical statues mean to us today and what “the foreigner” symbolises in contemporary society. “
Doors open at 18:00.
Not only will there be wine and snacks provided for the early birds, but Andrew will be with us on the opening evening to walk everyone through his work; his personal experience of the ceremony, and to raise a few pertinent questions about the use and effect of symbolism in contemporary culture.
For more information please call 078 280 9795, or send us an email at firstname.lastname@example.org