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Kudzanai Chiurai. Photo: afrika-news.com

Kudzanai Chiurai, Art as a Tool of Cultural Activist

Kudzanai Chiurai is an artist and activist born in Harare, the capital of Zimbabwe in 1981, where he currently lives and works. He became the first black student to graduate with a Bachelor of Fine Arts from the University of Pretoria, South Africa where he has spent most of the last years.
The Purple Shall Govern (2013). Photo: Gallery MOMO

Mary Sibande – Post Apartheid Art

Mary Sibande is a multi-talented artist from Johannesburg. Born in 1982. The South African artist’s art consists of sculptures, photography, paintings, and design. With her creations, she depicts black South Africans in a postcolonial context. Her work often focuses on her own personal experiences and black women during apartheid.
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Black is Back in Britain – But Then, has it Ever Really Gone Away?

Last summer Tate Britain celebrated 50 years of Black Art. The walls in the rooms at Somerset House, where the Get Up Stand Up Nowexhibition took place, featured photos from the likes of Armet Francis and Vanley Burke, canvases from contemporary painter Grace Wales Bonner and film clips directed by Jenn Nkiru.