Dualities: Women's Empowerment in Africa

Bernard Jacobson Gallery
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This event ended on Saturday 25th of November 2023
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Bernard Jacobson Gallery
Duke Street, SW1Y 6AG
Nearest Tube/Rail Stations
Green Park 0.19 miles

Deep and not your average Mayfair art show - backed by Bond actress Naomie Harris

Readers can arrange their visit here: https://www.eventbrite.co.uk/e/dualities-womens-empowerment-in-africa-tickets-673008084297

The show features work from Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez's stable Undiscovered Canvas. Nene Mahlangu - who designed two coins for South Africa - is creating a piece especially for the show. Other artists include:
· Lulama Wolf
· Nthabiseng Boledi Kekana
· Lesego Seoketsa

Supported by Bond actress (Moneypenny) Naomie Harris, the exhibition helps you feel how forgotten the Eastern Cape is - large charities pulled out of the region a decade ago.

And to feel the courage of local women who remain, working tirelessly to deliver an Aids-free generation.

Nomaza Nongqunga Coupez is originally from the small last-mile village of Ngqeleni. She worked in an Eastern Cape lab in clinical pathology during the height of the HIV pandemic and saw the infection rates rising out of control. One of her brothers died from HIV; her sister and other brother are living with HIV. And she remembers vividly her sister’s concern about preventing the transmission to her own baby – which with a great deal of care she managed.

She says, “Art is a voice. And art is a medium to address stigma, to shine a light on misrepresentation and achieve social justice. This is how the exhibition, Dualities, means mobility to me. It means empowering women to live the life they deserve.”

Tags: Art

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