CHRIS THURMAN: Is the Afrikaner still a Thing?
The Lizamore gallery brings together artists across generations who probe Afrikaans identities with various degrees of success
Among the various spaces that veteran gallerist and arts mentor Teresa Lizamore has developed or adapted to exhibit the work of SA artists, two Johannesburg sites in particular stand out: the expansive foyer of the Fire Station in Rosebank and Lizamore’s gallery-home in Fairland. While they are independently curated, the exhibitions currently occupying these two spaces make for productive comparison.
At the Fire Station, Sizwe Khoza’s At Least For Now... offers a philosophically and ethically appealing combination. The artist seeks to emphasise “a state of content”: the ability to exercise gratitude for what one has, at the same time as (and perhaps as a result of) recognising the deprivation experienced by those who “have not”. ..
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