AMASOSHA ART MOVEMENT EXHIBIT THEIR ART
Written by: Zethembe Sibiya
Messages from the soul was the message being sent by the Amasosha Art Movement at their exhibition last night.
“My art is speaking about the young adult, how some people may see an adult, but that person is still a young child,” said Thalente Khomo, one of the artists in the Amasosha Art Movement who is also studying photography at the Durban University of Technology (DUT).
The exhibition was held at the KwaZulu-Natal Society of Arts last night and it started at 6pm. A total number of thirteen artists exhibited their works.
“The community is the essence of motivation, and they (Amasosha Group) are talking about issues that are not frivolous, issues that are deep rooted,” said Lisa Du Plessis who attended the exhibition.
The exhibition also had a performance act and a music opening by Mbijana Sibisi, who was in the singing talent search program ‘The Voice SA’.
“We had a brainstorm workshop about what we wanted the KZNSA to be about. We wanted it to be about young emerging art and artists, and it would be lovely if it was young black artists, not because of BEE, but because those voices need to be heard especially in an organisation like this that relies on funding,” said Sheryl Msomi, the president of the KZNSA.
The exhibition was a success according to Mthobisi Maphumulo, one of the artists exhibiting last night.
The exhibition is scheduled to take place from the 16th of August to 25th September 2016.