Thu, 31 Oct|
99 Loop Gallery
Bulumko Mbete reflects on the personal as a lens to magnify social structures and functions. Materiality using textile, beading and weaving forms the conceptual lens with which she likes to articulate her work.
Time & Location
31 Oct 2019, 17:30 – 23 Nov 2019, 14:00
99 Loop Gallery, 99 Loop St, Cape Town City Centre, Cape Town, 8000, South Africa
About the Exhibition
Bulumko Mbete’s ‘A Thousand Things’ explores the ways in which textiles relate to an individual’s embodied knowledge and sense of place. Featuring domestic and utilitarian materials such as wool, plastic, cotton, blankets and beads, Mbete’s artworks experiment with alternating and challenging our experience of their materiality. Through the exploration of familiar and familial materials, she finds a language to speak to the woven connectivity of relationships and experiences. Ultimately, Mbete uses her textile artworks to unravel the ways her chosen materials intersect culturally.