Creativity Under Confinement

The present and past imposition of lockdowns inspired us to ask our dear friends and artists how they were coping. We were eager to ask how the temporal, economic, and psychic constraints of the COVID-19 related lockdown were affecting their capacity to imagine possibilities of creation and self-emancipation.

Artwork, essays and artist statements by:

Saudade Toxosi, Harry Wilson Kapatika, Cow Mash, Abdul Dube, Simangaliso Sibiya, Sylvester Mqeku, Manyaku Mashilo & Tammy Langtry, Tia Simone Garner, Talya Lubinsky, Innocent Ekejiuba, Jean Frémiot, Twin Mawela Mosia, Atang Tshikare, Re-Curators, Ibrahima Thiam, Phoka Nyokong, Thero Makepe, Chris Soal, Jaqueline Couti, Thebe Phetogo, Lungile Zaphi, Raquel Shefer, Zuko Sikhafungana, Sandrine Honliasso, Martha Kazungu, Thandi Sebe, Sylvia Valisa, Yanyem Annabelle, Iona Gilbert, Elspeth Mitchell & Lenka Vráblíková, Cole Pulice, Sibongile Khumalo, Cynthia Phibel, Davide Rodriguez, Dito Yuwono, Clinton Osbourne, Fabrice Bourlez, Gala Berger, Antoine Sigure, Anaïs Nony & Phokeng Tshepo Setai

This work is composed of over forty artistic and intellectual
contributions received, gathered and curated during the various phases of international lockdown. The contributions draw upon lineages of radicalism and resilience to create fluid categories around notions of self-invention, curation, archiving, cultural work and practices of art-making. 

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