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  • ASIA: Go Tsamaya ke go Bona Exhibition

    ASIA: Go Tsamaya ke go Bona Exhibition

    Tue, Feb 12, 2019

    Event:             ASIA: Go Tsamaya ke go Bona Exhibition

    When:              16 February to 31 March 2019

    Opening:        16 February 2019 at 10:30 for 11:00

    Where:             Henry Preiss Hall, Pretoria Art Museum

    Cnr Francis Baard and Wessels Street, Arcadia Park, Arcadia

    Walkabout:    23 February 2019 at 10:30 for 11:00




    According to the artist, Themba Msiza, ASIA is an acronym for "An so is Africa", which he has taken from the third music album of Mo Molemi, which resulted from the musician's experiences during a journey through nine African states. In the exhibition Asia: Go Tsamaya ke go Bona, Msiza partly pays homage to the album through 12 panel pieces that articulate his experience and understanding of Mo Molemi's musical offering.

    The body of work selected for this solo exhibition stems from one of Msiza's panel paintings entitled "How close we are", featured in the For Sale Project Group Exhibition 2013, which was held at the Pretoria Art Museum. The paintings observe the treatment of African foreign nationals in South Africa.

    ASIA: Go Tsamaya ke go Bona reflects on the perpetual growth of regret, nostalgia, grief and some joy about what our fellow African brothers and sisters are confronted with here in our country. It holds up a mirror of how detached we as South Africans are from the rest of our continent and African foreign nationals' experiences of South Africa.

    This exhibition is curated by the For Sale Project Exhibition strategic team. 

    The exhibition will be opened by Kabelo Maja, Visual Arts Lecturer at the University of South Africa, on 16 February 2019 at 10:30 for 11:00. A walkabout of the exhibition will take place on 23 February at 11:00. The work on show will be viewable in the Henry Preiss Hall of the Pretoria Art Museum.


    The exhibition closes on Sunday, 31 March 2019.


    Media enquiries:

    Themba Msiza

    082 682 0341


    General enquiries:

    Mmutle Arthur Kgokong

    Pretoria Art Museum

    012 358 6752


    The Pretoria Art Museum is open from Tuesdays to Sundays from 10:00 to 17:00. It is closed on Mondays and public holidays.

    Guided tours can be arranged on request

    Pretoria Art Museum:

    Tel: 012 358 6750


    GPS coordinates: 25°44'53.63"S; 28°12'45.20"E

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