07:23 The Correct Answer is…  The Thrill is in the Race

07:23 The Correct Answer is… The Thrill is in the Race

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Artist: Muofhe Manavhela

Year: 2021

Dimensions: 51cm x 51cm

Medium: Acrylic on canvas 

Muofhe Manavhela’s first solo exhibition '12 seconds', a meditation on and ode to the intimate worlds and space of self-fashioning radically fabricated by Black femmes. With paint and canvas, Manavhela undoes the bleached-bone-white canon of art history through figuring genealogies of Dangerous Black women within intimate moments of Feminist Killjoy work rooted firmly within the current cultural and temporal zeitgeist.

"With this specific exhibition I was just thinking of context, the context of our time, the context of the kind of residency I’m doing. I just thought about all the [different] contexts that I am existing in right now with creating these works and I feel that depicting this carefree Black girl is what we need right now. We’re growing as a country, as a nation, as the youth — so, this is kind of like the familiarity within our growth. I feel like there’s a lot of struggle in growing; I’m going through a lot of struggle in growing and the validation of seeing something that I think or experience or want to experience — the validation of seeing it in art form is priceless."