RISE - The people first
Rise is an exhibition that aims to motivate the South African youth to participate in our country’s political narrative. It celebrates those activists who do contribute towards a more equal society, while challenging apathy and ignorance in our youth. It is the latest in the series of Umuzi’s First Thursdays popup exhibitions. With this Fine Art Product, Umuzi is focussing their efforts on creating an accessible platform for their community members to host solo exhibitions, sell work and expand their networks. What makes this exhibition unique is that it’s not a popup, it will hang for the whole of June. Umuzi is partnering with Play Braamfontein to create a cultural hub at 70 Juta Street that encourages collaboration and creativity in the heart of the city.
Kgodisho "Zito" Mowa
Kgodiso ‘Zito’ Mowa [Umuzi Alumni], is a multifaceted artist from Gamashashane, Limpopo. Like many others, he came to The City of Gold to mine his share and study towards civil engineering. Financial challenges forced him to drop out, which was an experience that motivates his support of social change. He surveys and structures ideologies that have the potential to initiate change through his music, photography and digital design work. One of his captions that stands out is, "a gona letshogo", meaning we are fearless. This exhibition showcases the fearless and empowers the South African youth to Rise.