ARTradio_SA

ARTRADIO_SA  |  Podcast , ±40 min episodes every 10 weeks, 4 days  | 
ART [African Raw Talent] Radio SA Show curated and hosted by @vuyooyiyanetwork.

The arts of Africa constitute one of the most diverse legacies on earth. While many observers tend to generalize "traditional" African art, the continent is full of people, societies, and civilizations, each with a unique visual culture. The show features artists working in variety of media. Vuyo will reveal what inspires these creatives and tell the stories behind what drives their creativity. All shows features inspired music chosen by these creatives. For more follow us on artradio_sa and use #artradio_sa to discuss on the inter webs!

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02
JAN

Part 3 of 3: Ripples of Sound - A Libetation with Our Elders Madala Bafo Kunene & Madosini

An intergenerational cultural and spiritual transcendence gathering. A collective libation and celebration of elders and their influences by breaking the boundaries of age with live performances by five emerging culture bearers who’s commitment is purely to preserve our culture and to continue to drive it’s musical practices and performances.
Curated by @duma_ma and @kechou_sound with @odwabongoofficial, @iamland_addicted and @sky_afrika celebrating undisputed Queen Mother of Xhosa music, the Matriach and living legend - Mama Madosini and the King of the Zulu Guitar King – Madala Kunene. Hosted by @vuyooyiyanetwork
The songs that play before interviews are by the artist being interviewed after! Enjoy, comment and follow us on social media @artradio_sa
20
OCT
2019

Part 2 of 3: Ripples of Sound - A Libetation with Our Elders Madala Bafo Kunene & Madosini

An intergenerational cultural and spiritual transcendence gathering. A collective libation and celebration of elders and their influences by breaking the boundaries of age with live performances by five emerging culture bearers who’s commitment is purely to preserve our culture and to continue to drive it’s musical practices and performances.
Curated by @duma_ma and @kechou_sound with @odwabongoofficial, @iamland_addicted and @sky_afrika celebrating undisputed Queen Mother of Xhosa music, the Matriach and living legend - Mama Madosini and the King of the Zulu Guitar King – Madala Kunene. Hosted by @vuyooyiyanetwork
The songs that play before interviews are by the artist being interviewed after! Enjoy, comment and follow us on social media @artradio_sa
20
OCT
2019

Part 1 of 3: Ripples of Sound - A Libetation with Our Elders Madala Bafo Kunene & Madosini

An intergenerational cultural and spiritual transcendence gathering. A collective libation and celebration of elders and their influences by breaking the boundaries of age with live performances by five emerging culture bearers who’s commitment is purely to preserve our culture and to continue to drive it’s musical practices and performances.
Curated by @duma_ma and @kechou_sound with @odwabongoofficial, @iamland_addicted and @sky_afrika celebrating undisputed Queen Mother of Xhosa music, the Matriach and living legend - Mama Madosini and the King of the Zulu Guitar King – Madala Kunene. Hosted by @vuyooyiyanetwork
The songs that play before interviews are by the artist being interviewed after! Enjoy, comment and follow us on social media @artradio_sa
20
OCT
2019

In Conversation with Sarah Jayne Fell - Curator and Founder of Anon Pop Up Gallery

ANON. A debut group exhibition new pop-up gallery concept by the founder, curator and artist Sarah Jayne Fell that exhibited 35 South African artists. Inspired by Virginia Woolf's famous quote, "For most of history, Anonymous was a woman," the work on this exhibition has been curated around ideas of female creative expression and gender equality.
ANON. is about giving a voice to the voiceless, a name to the unnamed. It's about expressing female identity in all its complexity, having a conversation around female artistic expression as well as how women are represented in art, encouraging creativity in women, and prompting dialogue around gender – whether it be gender identity or fluidity, breaking stereotypes or reinforcing gender roles. All opinions have their place. The work selected for the show all speaks to some aspect of this and in the diversity, variety and incredible openness and vulnerability. Opening was on Thursday 21 Feb, at Pop Up Place in Observatory, Cape Town.

A special thank you to the 35 artists who made the show possible, and to Werner Properties (Pop Up Place), ORMS and MAN Family Wines for sponsoring the event. Instagram @anonpopup
Enjoy, share, comment on our social media pages @artradio_sa and artist @anonpopup
20
OCT
2019

In Conversation with Daniel Obasi - Nigeria

Daniel Obasi @iamdanielobasi is a #Nigerian-born extraordinaire creative director, stylist, photographer and filmmaker. In an effort to address #socialissues Daniel feels a sense of responsibility to touch on it through his art.
With a driving force of an imagination, field by personal perception he sees fantasy as a foundation of his creations, a vessel to transmit these inspired visuals into reality.

He touches on #fantasy, #culture, and #androgyny most commonly. The rich culture, colors, deep and history of #Africa is also a factor that vastly influences his work. He feels fantasy serves our need for the occasional escapism, while culture is the inescapable.
Some of Daniel’s work -
@vogueportugal April 2019 issue [styled: Sunday Best and photographed & styled: Nne M - my dream family]
@muimui babes film [styled]. Also his love for old cinema shines through his fashion films; Embers Of Bloom, Illegal, An Alien in Town and Udara [last two in collaboration with @vlisco] — the themes of these films are stagings of fantasy and the mythical, exploring sexuality, masculinity, culture, rituals, traditions and androgyny. Swipe left for teaser and follow @iamdanielobasi for more! Enjoy - this podcast has been marinating for three weeks!
Hosted by @vuyooyiyanetwork
Enjoy, comment, follow us on social media @artradio_sa and artist @iamdanielobasi
17
OCT
2019

In Conversation with Patrick Bongoy - Democratic Republic of Congo

Patrick Bongoy is a visual artist, born in the Democratic Republic of Congo where he obtained two fine arts credentials, and from which he fled after staging a work of protest art. Now based in Cape Town practising visual art and design and shifting the way art, environment and society come together.
Working primarily in recycled rubber and hessian, he uses these mediums as a symbol of both the pollution of the environment and of the corruption of society. His work illustrates the extreme survival mode of life that those who have been displaced endure. His work speaks to the heart of violent migration – of people, ideas and the Earth’s resources.
Enjoy , comment and follow us on social media @artradio_sa and artist @parickbongoy
21
SEP
2019

In Conversation with Michael Soi - Kenya

Michael Soi, a veteran artist known for his politically and culturally charged pieces. Soi was born in Nairobi, Kenya and has been working as an artist since 1995 after completion of his fine art and art history studies. He begun his career as a sculptor and subsequently refined his own visual and artistic vocabulary over the years.

He is inspired by contemporary life in Nairobi. His work is social commentary providing a photographic diary of his country which explores relationships – intergenerational, interracial or generally what he calls the economics of love, commercial sex work and popular culture within the context of globalization & consumerism - subjects that no one wants to talk about in public.

Join our conversation as we touch on “China Loves Africa” collection: an eclectic assortment of 74 bold visual pieces that continue to interrogate China’s place in Africa. His art tote bags [a brainchild of Michael’s daughter] that Lupita Nyong’o couldn’t stop raving about them on her facebook page!

Enjoy, comment and follow us on social media @artradio_sa and artist @michaelsoistudio
14
SEP
2019

Part 1 of 2 : In Conversation with Simphiwe Ndzube - South Africa

Simphiwe Ndzube was born in Hofmeyr, Eastern Cape, South Africa and grew up in Cape Town where he obtain BA Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art at University of Cape Town. Ndzube is a reminder that Africa is not merely a landfill for a wasted imagination, defunct ideals or ruined fantasies, but a thriving and talismanic force field for a further circulation and recycling of a now further-transmogrified waste.

Ndzube’s work is a joy in sadness — that allows for greater wonder. It’s beautiful, captivating and imaginative with a surreal narrative structure. He finds beauty an interesting phenomenon and a rather strange human practice. Some of the themes he explore in his work include violence, black subjugation, disability, migrations, exploitation, beauty, consumption and history. Some of these concepts have also filtered through the materials he is drawn to such as bandages, sjambok, found waste bins, duct tape, latex gloves, synthetic afro hair, found clothes and so forth.

His pieces are large-scale, mixed-media collages, featuring grotesque, headless figures in banal clothes sprouting arms, light bulbs, and traffic cones out of their necks while slumping around colorfully abstract dreamscapes. Often, the figures become three-dimensional and the cones and clothes are made from found objects. He say the objects have the potential to tell stories beyond what he can sometimes do; their residue use and their patina often reveal a whole history of cultural exchange and how much more interconnected our world is than we may think.

Like, comment, follow us @artradio_sa and artist @simphiwe_ndzube. Enjoy!
14
SEP
2019

Part 2 of 2 : In Conversation with Simphiwe Ndzube - South Africa

Simphiwe Ndzube was born in Hofmeyr, Eastern Cape, South Africa and grew up in Cape Town where he obtain BA Fine Art from Michaelis School of Fine Art at University of Cape Town. Ndzube is a reminder that Africa is not merely a landfill for a wasted imagination, defunct ideals or ruined fantasies, but a thriving and talismanic force field for a further circulation and recycling of a now further-transmogrified waste.

Ndzube’s work is a joy in sadness — that allows for greater wonder. It’s beautiful, captivating and imaginative with a surreal narrative structure. He finds beauty an interesting phenomenon and a rather strange human practice. Some of the themes he explore in his work include violence, black subjugation, disability, migrations, exploitation, beauty, consumption and history. Some of these concepts have also filtered through the materials he is drawn to such as bandages, sjambok, found waste bins, duct tape, latex gloves, synthetic afro hair, found clothes and so forth.

His pieces are large-scale, mixed-media collages, featuring grotesque, headless figures in banal clothes sprouting arms, light bulbs, and traffic cones out of their necks while slumping around colorfully abstract dreamscapes. Often, the figures become three-dimensional and the cones and clothes are made from found objects. He say the objects have the potential to tell stories beyond what he can sometimes do; their residue use and their patina often reveal a whole history of cultural exchange and how much more interconnected our world is than we may think.

Like, comment, follow us @artradio_sa and artist @simphiwe_ndzube. Enjoy!
07
SEP
2019

In Conversation with Mouna Karray - Tunisia

Mouna Karray, born in Sfax, Tunisia and currently lives and works between Sfax and Paris. Karray studied cinema and photography in Tunisia and received an MA specialising in photography in Tokyo - which she say had an immense influence on her artistic style.

She managed to establish a unique documentary style, working in both color and black and white. Her art merges socio-political themes with personal experience to explore constructions of identity and memory.
Through the anonymity of her ghostly figure [which she describes as a “captive” and “a figure of resistance, a figure pushing for freedom and the re-enchantment of a forgotten land] reveals the true face of politics and the way it impacts actual human lives and the future of a country at large. By staging her photographs, the artist draws our attention to the very real scenario of her fellow countrymen, cast aside and forgotten until further notice.

Join us in conversation as we discuss her exhibitions “Nobody will talk about us” and “Noir”. Enjoy, comment and follow us on social media @artradio_sa and artist @mounakarrayphotography
05
SEP
2019

In Conversation with Ibrahim Mahama - Ghana

Ibrahim Mahama, born in Tamale Ghana. He uses the transformation of materials to explore themes of commodity, migration, globalisation and economic exchange. Often made in collaboration with others, his large-scale installations employ materials gathered from urban environments, such as remnants of wood, or jute sacks which are stitched together and draped over architectural structures. Mahama’s interest in material, process and audience first led him to focus on jute sacks that are synonymous with the trade markets of Ghana where he lives and works. Fabricated in South East Asia, the sacks are imported by the Ghana Cocoa Boards to transport cocoa beans and eventually end up as multi-functional objects, used for the transportation of food, charcoal and other commodities. ‘You find different points of aesthetics within the surface of the sacks’ fabric’, Mahama has said. ‘I am interested in how crisis and failure are absorbed into this material with a strong reference to global transaction and how capitalist structures work.’ - White Cube
This show also celebrates Ibrahim’s return to 58th Venice Biennale and celebrating the first ever Ghana Pavilion at the Biennale!

Enjoy, comment and follow us on social media @artradio_sa and artist @ibrahimmahama3 and @sccatamale

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