Yoko Ono, Esther Mahlangu to exhibit together in Joburg

Yoko Ono (L) and South Africa's Esther Mahlangu will exhibit their art together at an exhibition at the Nirox Sculpture Park in May. Photo: NOVA SAFO / AFP and eNCA

JOHANNESBURG – Art lovers will be treated to a thrilling exhibition at the Nirox Foundation Sculpture Park in May when international artist Yoko Ono will exhibit her works alongside South Africa's Esther Mahlangu. 

Ono, the widow of Beatles singer John Lennon, is a celebrated multi-media art and peace activist icon. 

Mahlangu has elevated Ndebele art to the international stage and was honoured in New York in 2017. 

The theme of the 2018 winter exhibition is "Not a Single Story". It is inspired by a TED Talk delivered by Nigerian author Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie called "The Danger Of A Single Story", which explores how diversity should be uniting, rather than dividing force. 

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Some of the other local artists featured will be Nandipha Mntambo, Mary Sibande, Nelisiwe Xaba, Claudette Schreuders, Jane Alexander, Bronwyn Katz, Beth Diane Armstrong, Frances Goodman, Lungiswa Gqunta and Sophia Van Wyk. 

International artists include Marcia Kure from Nigeria, Mwangi-Hutter – a Kenyan-German; Swedish artists Marianne Lindberg De Geer, Gunilla Klingberg, Peter Geschwind, Caroline Mårtensson, and Whitney McVeigh from Britain.

The exhibition will open on May 12 at the Cradle of Humankind outside Johannesburg.

 

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