Het Vijfde Seizoen

Delfts Blue from Buhlebezwe Siwani in Kade

Buhlebezwe Siwani (1987) is a-recently-Amsterdam- based artist whose practice consists of performance, sculpture, video, photography and installation. Her work is mainly about spirituality, in African tradition. African spirituality is diffuse and multiple factors, such as colonialism, history, religion, culture, race and the contemporary idea of itself, affects Siwani's practice. 

Ingcwaba (Grave) - For her new work for the exhibition 'Tell Freedom',  Siwani worked together with patients of Altrecht Den Dolder, where she stayed for 3 months. On an antique table the form of Castle de Goede Hoop, built by Dutch settlers in the 17th century in Kaapstad, is visible Delft blue dishes, covered with drawings that Siwani made with the patients, are on the table. The work is an allusion to the mental disorders that the Dutch settlers brought to South Africa.

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