Malebona Maphutse
Mission Advisory Board

R700.00 – R2,500.00

Malebona Maphutse, as an individual artist and a former member of the influential young collective Title in Transgression (with Simnikiwe Buhlungu, Dineo Diphofa, and Boitumelo Motau) evokes writer and artist Grada Kilomba’s sentiment that, ‘everything is transgressed, and I think this rebellion is part of a process in which one tries to decolonise arts, decolonise the white cube and especially decolonise knowledge’. Her digital collages and installations appropriate the visuals and language of street flyers, bitingly exploring the historical debt due to systematic oppression. Her work seeks to investigate how bodies transcend mere existence and encounter space, in order to understand the politics of space. Her inspiration lies at the zenith of infinite but probable options that can be drawn from these spaces. Through this form of investigation She has gone on to explore a number of questions and situations that surround bodies. She is focussed on the ritual and spiritual engagements that form in spaces to inform a number of politics and sorts to divulge into these in order to create time-landscapes. Malebona has begun to intertwine these politics in order to emphasise and rethink ways in which these bodies exist within, but are not limited to, a South African context. Her collaborative work within Title in Transgression similarly sought to creatively address frustrations with lived experiences implicated by the status quo. Established partially to confront some of the ideological issues arising out of #FeesMustFall, the group created print-related works such as T-shirts bearing declarations such as ‘Teacher Don’t Teach Me Nonsense’, and have staged various non-traditional interactions. They recently participated in I’m Not Who You Think I’m Not, the public programme at the Berlin Biennale in collaboration with TransAction Study Group from Stockholm, addressing issues of political resistance, historiography, and transnational aid. Malebona is currently in residency at The Bag Factory Artist Studio’s in preparation of her first solo show. Mission Advisory Board forms part of the pictorial nerve poster series.

Medium: poster print on matt 230gsm paper
Size: image + paper: A3 (29.7 x 42 cm) / A2 (42 x 59.4 cm)/ A1 (59.4 x 84.1 cm)
Edition: 100 + 10 AP

 

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Pictorial Nerve

pictorial nerve is an ongoing portfolio series conceived and published by offsetculture.art. The series is broadly focussed on visual cultures establishing a bridge between contemporary art, design, illustration, photography and other cultural manifestations. Similarly, the anatomy of the series is imagined as a hybrid of a poster portfolio, a zine, an artist book and an artwork. It is an exploration of printed matter, the beautiful nexus between image and text, and elicits a playful consideration of how this material can exist within and outside traditional art spaces. The first iteration of the series looks at a new zeitgeist that is somewhat comparable with what was loosely called The Pictures Generation in the late 20th Century. At the time, these artists were defined by their layered adaptions, revealing the fabricated nature of images, with an element of frank social commentary. Now, a younger generation with varied cultural references and experience offer a parallel but unstudied cross­ pollination of activity that spans numerous creative disciplines. In addition, the transition from analogue to digital has generated a refreshing, brazen and sometimes lateral approach towards the pictorial, especially in the Global South.

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Paper

Printed on Heavy Coated Hi-White 230gsm paper.

Printing Process

Digital inkjet printing through Wetink Fine Art.

Framing options

White, Black or Kiaat wooden box frames. Note: Kiaat is a natural wood, the grain and colour will differ slightly with each piece.

Frame design

All frame profile sizes and mounting options are what we believe work most aesthetically and practically with each print.

Pricing

Artworks are all priced according to each artist’s market, and in relation to the edition size.

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1-4 weeks, depending on artwork and framing choices.

International delivery

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