Curating the Afrovibes Festival Exhibition

Bleeding Edge Exhibition

The exhibition was held between the 7-11 October 2015
at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam

The Bleeding Edge exhibition presented new work from artists, illustrators and photographers from South Africa and beyond. The works curated were from a greater diaspora exploring how graphic interventions have been used as a grass roots expression for social and political commentary.

Reoccurring themes of sexuality and decolonisation and afrofuturism can be seen in the new works. The exhibition also reflected on the history of graphics in South Africa as an expression of resistance and transformation.

The Afrovibes festival is a perfoming arts theatre programme that has been bringing South African performing arts to the Netherlands for over 10 years. As a part of the programme, Afrovibes has introduced a visual arts exhibition to support the festival, curated by Cathal McKee

The Bleeding Edge exhibition was displayed at the Compagnietheater in Amsterdam between 7-11 October and at other theatres in the Netherlands and seen by over 2000 people waiting between performances of the Afrovibes festival.

The participants:

Airich, Alberta Whittle, Chris Saunders, Ello X Ray Eyes, Gerard Human, Keyezua, Lady Skollie, Lazi Greiisspaces, LeetchiSan, Negritude Republic, NinjaBreadboy, Patricia Kaersenhout, Richard Hart, Sabelo Mlangeni, Si McLennan, Sindiso Nyoni, Skullboy, Now Era/Uppercut

Works from Prints on Paper Johannesburg:

Atang Tshikare, Lisolomzi Pikoli, Ross Passmoor, Bevan de Wet, Minenkulu Nagoya, Cloudia Hartwig, Mj Turpin, Stephan Erasmus, Fred Clarke, Themba Khumalo, Gary Stephens, Mandisi (Mr Lean), Yael Feldman, Niall Bingham, Zolani Siphungela, Isaac Zavale, Nola Oswald Dennis

To view the exhibition, click on this link:

Negritude Republic  - Traces of Culture

Alberta Whittle - Onder drai die duiwel rond

Lady Skollie

Airich (NL)

Patricia Kaersenhout - Distant Bodies (NL)

Chris Saunders  - Nicky Madie 

Leetchi-San - Jozi Joy Forever King

Unknown Apartheid Poster from the 80's - Silkscreen

Richard Hart - Pray Upon Wild Skin

> See also the 2014 Fearless Renewal Exhibition here