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iol.co.za 15 Sep, 2021 19:00 am

Embroidery art project weaves history into stories

Embroidery art project weaves history into stories
As part of Constitution Hill’s 25th commemoration since the signing of the Constitution in December 1996, the living museum will be hosting a retrospective survey exhibition titled Death and Resurrection by the Keiskamma Art Project and their contribution to the world of art, advocacy and activism.

Cape Town – As part of Constitution Hill’s 25th commemoration since the signing of the Constitution in December 1996, the living museum will be hosting a retrospective survey exhibition titled Death and Resurrection by the Keiskamma Art Project and their contribution to the world of art, advocacy and activism.Through their art, the project explored the fabric of the Xhosa narrative, socio-political standings, plagues and pandemics as well the South African and African society by weaving these histories into stories over the past two decades.The Keiskamma Art Project is a testament to this,” said Hetherington.Keiskamma Art Project project manager Michaela Howse said: “We truly believe that this is an opportunity to challenge the perception of contemporary African art and showcase a collective on African soil and then for it to travel.

“Apart from the national and international impact of providing insight to social, health and art intersections, the visibility of the Keiskamma Art Project is vital for the knock-on effect of the sustainability of the art-making and the livelihoods of the artists.” Those interested in assisting the Keiskamma Art Project reach their goal are encouraged to donate though their BackaBuddy page or contact Hetherington through email [email protected] Cape Argus

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