Acclaimed artist tours nation
During the height of Covid-19, few online exhibitions managed to grab the attention of the masses quite like Pitika Ntuli’s Azibuyele Emasisweni (Return to the Source).
The highly talented artist produced 45 new sculptures from bones and other materials, with some of the country’s most esteemed poets and musicians responding to the body of work with songs and poems. This made for an incredible online programme. However, as with all art, the works are best enjoyed in person.
As part of a national tour, Ntuli’s Azibuyele Emasisweni is on show in The Reservoir at the Oliewenhuis Art Museum in Bloemfontein to give the public a chance to appreciate these works up close. The exhibition officially opened on 4 October and will close on 4 December. A similar exhibition takes place in Durban.
Azibuyele Emasisweni was first opened at the National Arts Festival in June 2020 by Naledi Pandor, Minister of International Relations. It was part of the main programme of this arts festival and challenged fixed definitions of “contemporary” and “traditional” art. The exhibition was curated by Ruzy Rusike.
11 Oct 2022