Kungani?, which is a Zulu word meaning ‘Why’, is a group exhibition reflecting a day in the life of six interdisciplinary artists. As the exhibition title implies, Kungani? reflects on current social conditions that disrupt or damage society, such as violence, inequality, racism, and the like. Through their personal expressions, this group of artists explore and respond to what happens around them and how this affects them.
The resultant works traverse an array of artistic media, from collage and painting, to drawing. It is the hope of the artists that their work can have influence on these social issues, creating awareness and encouraging engagement from the audience without losing sight of the aesthetic purpose of their art, presenting a specific but universal message of hope, change, and unity.
Participating artists include David Tsoka, Dipuo Sithole, Johan Van Wyk, Sphiwe Fokazi, Thato Nkosi, and Thulani Nhlapo.
Kungani? is on at the Springs Art Gallery in Springs until 31 March 2021. The Art Gallery is open Monday through Friday, 9:00 – 16:00 for public viewing (Closed Weekends and Public Holidays). The exhibition can also be viewed online https://obtainart.co.za/kungani/