At Investec Cape Town Art 2023, Madragoa will be presenting a dialogue between the works of Buhlebezwe Siwani (b. 1987, Johannesburg) and Belén Uriel (b. 1974, Madrid). It will include a large-scale photograph and a 5-channel video installation.
Buhlebezwe Siwani works with performance, photography, sculpture, and installation. Siwani’s work interrogates the patriarchal framing of the black female body and the black female experience within the South African context.
Belén Uriel’s art practice is centered on household objects and how the way we interrelate with them can condition our social habits. She concentrates on the sculptural qualities of materials such as glass and metal in the rendering of organic shapes that are originated by the design of objects that would accommodate, sustain or have a relation with the human body.