South African artists at the 2016 Berlin Biennale


‘..Cuss Group, a Johannesburg collective founded by fashion graduates Ravi Govender and Jamal Nxedlana with graphic designer Zamani Xolo, make things more concrete. Their Triomf Factory Shop is a retail outlet offering an own-brand beer, magazines and Jozi sass.

Cape Town performance artist Buhlebezwe Siwani, who is also a practising sangoma, staged an incantatory performance on the opening night.

Photographer Andrew Tshabangu and multi-media artist Minette Vari are among the 20 exhibiting artists. Tshabangu shows documents of urban magic (women tending braziers), while Vari pursues the fabulous in a murky video featuring a Kentridge-like procession of Johannesburg figures.’