Focus on South Africa | Art-Culture-Cuisine

VENUE: AKKA Project Dubai, Al Quoz 1, Dubai, UAE
START:24/01/2020
END: 28/02/2020

In the third edition of “Africa & the other 54 countries,” the series wants to celebrate separately each African country for its diversity and singularity through its arts and culture.

South Africa, so-called the Rainbow nation due to its cultural and ethnic diversity. Is a country with a contemporary art scene as diverse and vibrant as the cultures within.

The opening event will take place on January 24th from 4 to 9 pm, taking part in the annual Quoz Arts Fest involving the neighbourhood and promoted by Alserkal Avenue.

South Africa means also Braai! Chef Swana from KIZA – a Dubai based restaurant, specializing in pan African cuisine – will prepare Braai on this occasion.

While our partner Lightfoot travel – specialized in tailor-made luxury holidays – will tell us everything we need to know about travelling and exploring the country.

The event is endorsed by the General Consulate of South Africa and the South Africa Business Council on Dubai.

Join us and share the vibrant energy of this amazing county: South Africa!

Participating Artists:

Mashaba was born in 1983 in South Africa where he still currently lives and works. 

Mashaba in his drawings and prints explores actual questions about origins, evolution and psychological effects of the mind. Mashaba incorporates texts and lines in his work to construct figures. His work attempts to establish a dialogue between mind, body (human being) and learning.

Lehlogonolo Mashaba, Markings of Belonging III, 2020

Mashaba was born in 1983 in South Africa where he still currently lives and works. 

Mashaba in his drawings and prints explores actual questions about origins, evolution and psychological effects of the mind. Mashaba incorporates texts and lines in his work to construct figures. His work attempts to establish a dialogue between mind, body (human being) and learning.

Phulani Liebenberg, Nthanda, 2017

Janko de Beer is a South African artist who actually lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa.

The natural shapes and textures of dried-out bull kelp collected from various beaches around South Africa inspire his current work. The sculptures are constructed by creating a metal armature, which is shrouded in dry bull kelp stems, bulbs and fins. Details and depth are added using non-drying modelling clay. The final product is moulded and cast into limited editions of bronze sculptures by using the lost wax casting technique. Janko does all of his own patinas, using both conventional and unconventional methods, which result in unexpectedly rich and unusual colours.

Janko De Beer, Malice, 2016

Linda Hollier was born in South Africa but currently lives and works in Canada.

She’s an explorer with a pioneer spirit, a keen observer of life and culture filled with boundless curiosity when travelling, whether in cyberspace or around the globe.

Linda Hollier, Dissolving, 2015

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