We all see (in) the dark - an exhibition curated by Nthabiseng Mokoena / by pascale

Nthabiseng Mokoena won for her exhibition titled We all see (in) the dark. As part of her prize, Nthabiseng has the opportunity to exhibit her proposed exhibition in the MOAD Project Space. We all see (in) the dark

Art can be a powerful way of seeing things more clearly, but in order to see more clearly, we must focus on the darkness of things, whether it is the darkness in humour, the darkness in our society, the darkness in our imaginations, or the darkness in ourselves. Understanding what is grotesque and what is sinister about ourselves and the world that we experience around is a crucial way of being able to “see” the world.

The intent of this exhibition is to encourage museum visitors to explore the darkness, and to think about how this allows them to see the external world, and themselves, more clearly.

An exhibition curated by Nthabiseng Mokoena

Below is a glimpse of a few art works that will be on display

Life Collection-066

Artist: Mithu Sen

Title: I am not me

Medium: Mixed media

Copyright holder: Mithu Sen

Part of the Life Collection

 

Life Collection-021

Artist: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

Title: Fingerful

Medium: Painting

Copyright holder: Pamela Phatsimo Sunstrum

Part of the Life Collection

 

Life Collection-088

Artist: Tanya Deman

Title: Untitled

Medium: Photograph

Copyright holder: Tanya Deman

Part of the Life Collection