Feminism Ya Mang was conceptualized by Samantha Modisenyane & Masechaba Moloi in collaboration with Danai Moputsa, Motlatsi Khosi & Lindiwe Mngxitama. The Feminism Ya Mang Exhibition Tour is curated independently by the conceptual artists with the support of the Goethe-Institut, Polokwane Art Museum, University of Cape Town’s Works of Art Committee & Institute for Creative Arts, North West University and the William Humphrey Art Gallery. Feminism Ya Mang, Feminism Yethu, Feminism Yani challenges viewers to examine their own experiences with and conceptions of “feminism” as a term and a movement. The exhibition highlights the wide range of interpretations and expressions of “feminism,” just as it acknowledges the various forms and shapes of female identity, both those chosen and those bestowed by society.
“Feminism Ya Mang, Feminism Yethu, Feminism Yani is a visual exploration on how we define womanhood, sexuality, age and feminism” states the curators. These are all key themes when engaging with representations of women in society. The works on display is a reflection of the variety of experiences and expressions that women have in certain environments. Feminism Ya Mang explores how women interact with and live in these realities. “By engaging with this complexity, the exhibition aims to celebrate the diversity of knowledge that contributes to our regional experience of feminism.”
About the Goethe-Institut
The Goethe-Institut is the Federal Republic of Germany’s cultural institute, active worldwide. The Goethe-Institut promotes the study of German abroad and encourages international cultural exchange. The Goethe-Institut Johannesburg supports local South African projects and regional exchange within Africa and continues to facilitate engagement with Germany.