Lhola Amira : LAGOM – Breaking Bread with The Self-Righteous
SMAC Gallery, Cape Town, South Africa 13 Sep 2017 - 07 Oct 2017
Lhola Amira | LAGOM: Breaking Bread with The Self-Righteous | 2017 | Short Film | 00:09:56 minutes
SMAC Gallery is pleased to present LAGOM: Breaking Bread with The Self-Righteous, a short film by Lhola Amira. This piece was created while the artist was on residency in Skövde, Sweden earlier this year. It is her second short film for 2017.
LAGOM: Breaking Bread with The Self-Righteous tracks the artist’s exploration of Sweden and touches on the, widely denied, role that this European Country had in the colonisation of the African Continent.
Lhola Amira was born in 1984 in Gugulethu, South Africa and currently lives and works in Cape Town. The artist Lhola Amira was borne from the body of curator and academic Khanyisile Mbongwa, both womxn share a plural existence, co-habiting one body. In essence, Lhola Amira highlights new manifestations of inequality. Her practice speaks of the survival of black individuals, in particular black womxn, in a world dominated by white men. Integral to Lhola Amira’s practice is the continuous challenging of inaccurate and stereotypical descriptions.
LAGOM: Breaking Bread with The Self-Righteous opens on Wednesday, 13 September at 17h30 until late as part of Gallery Night, and will be showing at SMAC Gallery Cape Town until 07 October 2017.