Rubis Mécénat presents Inganekwane, a group exhibition of the Of Soul and Joy project which brings together the new work of 16 photographers, following a 6-month mentorship around the “Khumalo Street” project between December 2020 and May 2021.
“Inganekwane” is an Nguni term meaning “telling a story”, “fable”, or “creating a story”. This exhibition aims to explore Khumalo Street as a place of memory, where the collective knowledge of communities can be shared, interpreted and archived. The exhibition brings together works by Of Soul and Joy photographers who grew up on Khumalo Street, a street in the township of Thokoza which experienced a wave of violence between 1991 and 1994 following political disputes between the National Congress party African (ANC) of Nelson Mandela and his opponent the Inkatha party. The works presented question personal histories and the continuity of trauma as a generational experience, through a social cartography that intersects collective memory and personal memory. By participating in this collective storytelling, students and mentors of the Of Soul and Joy project present documentary photographs that are subjective and cannot be taken as fact, but merge the present with the past.
Sibusiso Bheka, Simphiwe Fuwe Molefe, Thembikosi Hlatshwayo, Litha Kanda, Vuyo Mabheka, Sikelela Mdilikwana, Lerato Maphoto, Lunathi Mngxuma, Xolani Ngubeni, Thobeka Nzwana, Sibusaziso Sphiongikwe, Simiongikwe
Jabulani Dhlamini, Sabelo Mlangeni, Andrew Tshabangu, Thandile Zwelibanzi
Of Soul and Joy – Exposition Collective « Inganekwane »
October 2– November 27, 2021
11 Kotze St, Braamfontein,
Johannesburg, 2001, Afrique du Sud