IK BEN EEN AFRIKANDER

Lizamore & Associates kick-off their 2016 exhibition calendar with two critical group exhibitions – Ik ben een Afrikander: the unequal conversation and African Equations. With the juxta positioning of these two exhibitions, Lizamore aims to extend the dialogue around sociopolitical cultural issues in the current South African debate. These exhibitions open on 4 February 2016 at 18:00 and close on 27 February 2016.

“Being an “Afrikander” is not a simple task, and the complexity is evident in translating the word, as it has different meanings in different languages” says Mandy Rossouw, former Political Editor of the City Press. Simultaneously, the idea of being an ‘African’, living in Africa is one that resurfaces and always calls for re-interrogation. Africans (interrogating natives and settlers) alike, are finding themselves constantly [re]interrogating and [re]articulating what it means to inhabit the space that is Africa.

These exhibitions creates a critical dialoge between the works of Strijdom van der Merwe, Luan Nel, Jan van der Merwe, Senzeni Marasela, Henie van der Merwe, Rosemarie Marriott, Setlamarogo Mashile, Noko Mello and Lwandis Njara.