Emerging Painting Invitational

Online-Only Auction, 14 - 21 February 2022

Emerging Painting Invitational Prize
About the Session

The Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI) is an international art platform developed by the African Art Galleries Association (AAGA) to support and recognise excellence of emerging painters living and working on the continent and to create new opportunities for engagement with art and art centres in Africa for local and international collectors, art professionals and general audiences.

The artworks on this auction are in various locations in Africa. Delivery can be arranged with AAGA after checkout, and please note that delivery costs and any additional import or other taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.


  • Malebona Maphutse; Siyagoduka: Don't Let Six/Magata Catch You Slipping


Lot Estimate
ZAR 22 000 - 25 000

About this Item

South African 1994-
Siyagoduka: Don't Let Six/Magata Catch You Slipping
2021
acrylic and mixed media on canvas
83 by 93 cm

Notes

The artworks on this auction are in various locations in Africa. Delivery can be arranged with AAGA after checkout, and please note that delivery costs and any additional import or other taxes are the responsibility of the buyer.

Malebona Maphutse is a Johannesburg-based visual artist with a BA (Fine Arts) from the University of Witwatersrand. She works in heterogeneous media, particularly painting, sculptural installation, linocut printing, digital prints and video art. The artist challenges historical narratives in her practice and investigates how bodies transcend mere existence, not only encountering space but also understanding the politics of space.

Maphutse’s work has been exhibited at major international exhibitions including the Bergen Triennial 2019 (The Dead are not Dead) and the Stellenbosch Triennial 2020 (Tomorrow there will be more of us).

She produced the digital interactive work (We don't Die we Multiply: Siyagoduka Ka Spaceship Babez) during a fellowship at the ICA/Institute for Creative Arts in Cape Town. Her second solo show (Siyagoduka Ka Flying Saucer Babez: Back to the Future) was held at Kalashnikovv Project Space P72ps recently, and Maphutse participated in a DUO show with Natalie Paneng (I Wanna Rock Lefatshe) at TMRW Gallery. She has been awarded artist-in-residencies both locally and overseas, including at the Bag Factory Artists’ Studios in Johannesburg, the Wiels Contemporary Art Centre in Brussels (Belgium) and the Cité Internationale des Arts in Paris (France).

Provenance

This lot is the work of one of the 16 finalists of the Emerging Painting Invitational Prize (EPI) 2022. This is an international art platform developed by the African Art Galleries Association (AAGA) to support and recognise the excellence of emerging painters living and working on the continent.

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