on sight: looking does not mean seeing – Group Show

Michaelis Galleries online , Cape Town, South Africa
09 Sep 2020 - 09 Oct 2020

on sight: looking does not mean seeing – Group Show

An exhibition of video artwork and short films featuring Kamyar Bineshtarigh, Ayanda Duma, Talya Galasko, Bonolo Kavula, Lebohang Kganye, Akuol de Mabior, Galerekwe Maimane, Mzonke Maloney, Lauren Mulligan, Jabu Nadia Newman, Natalie Paneng and Kgotlelo Bradley Sekiti.

on sight: looking does not mean seeing engages with the visual & structural complexities of sight. The presented video artworks and short films meditate on the political and cultural conditions of seeing and being seen, as well as reflect on how sight shapes the nuances of our collective and cultural memory. In the essay « Black Feminism: The Politics of Articulation, » filmmaker Pratibha Parmar argues that « images play a crucial role in defining and controlling the political and social power to which both individuals and marginalized groups have access. The deeply ideological nature of imagery determines not only how other people think about us but how we think about ourselves.” This compilation interrogates the politics of recognition through a myriad of visual articulations.

Curated by Luvuyo Equiano Nyawose.

Viewer discretion is advised – trigger warning: GBV, sexual violence, strong language, nudity and violence.


View the exhibition here: michaelis.uct.ac.za