The Stronger We Become – Catalogue

Strength and resilience come into sharp view when a critically acclaimed collective of curators, Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu rise alongside artists Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Mawande Ka Zenzile to represent South Africa.

The stronger we become is a trialogue about resilience. The artists, Dineo Seshee Bopape, Tracey Rose and Mawande Ka Zenzile, probe the politics of self-determination, situated-ness, political displacement and epistemic violence. Resilience – in our time – has become conspicuously inexorable. Under the weight of our complex histories, being resilient is the capacity and the will to resist. The curation tackles social justice issues affecting South Africans today through the voices of these three world-class artists.

The stronger we become reflects the disenchantment, disillusionment and scepticism towards the agendas inherent in national and global discourses. But more importantly, it looks towards the subversiveness of often overlooked intimate spaces where we can laugh and be reminded that there remains something inside so strong.

Art reflects life and has the power to ignite the spirit of people. South Africa’s participation at the 58th International Art Exhibition also coincides with the country’s celebration of 25 years of democracy.

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