Artcollab Studio produces collaborative art projects with multidisciplinary artists in different creative communities. Collaboration is at the heart of our organisation. Our projects are collectively produced with groups of artists around important social issues from across Southern Africa. Karoo Disclosure (2014) on fracking in the Karoo, South Africa, Ubulungiswa/Justice (2015) on social justice, Ilizw/Nyika/Nation (2019) on land and gender in Zimbabwe and our most recent project, Ubumbano/Unity (2021) on gender-based violence.
The artists participating in the Ilizwe/Nyika Collaboration featured at this year’s Turbine Art Fair include Clifford Zulu, Deborah Weber, Elgin Rust, Jolene Cartmill, Lady Tshawe, Nomvuyiso Mpofu, Shamilla Aasha, Zandile Masuku.
This project was produced in 2019 through a residency with Artcollab studio artists at the National Gallery of Bulawayo and funded by the National Arts Council South Africa, 2020 and first shown at the National Gallery in Bulawayo in 2021. The collaboration is multidisciplinary work investigating different values and ideologies attached to land, national identity and gender in South Africa and Zimbabwe. The project aims to encourage collaboration between South African and Zimbabwean artists across artistic disciplines.
You can find out more about our projects on:www.artcostudio.org
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