malebona-maphutse_this-little-light-of-mine-i-m-gonna-let-it-shi

“This little light of mine, I’m gonna let it shine” – Gods get physical

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Siyagoduka: Sho't Left - Ke Nako

Malebona Maphutse

Siyagoduka: Gibela Sihambe Mam

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Medium Acrylic and mixed media on canvas
Height (cm) 61
Width (cm) 50.5
Artist Malebona Maphutse
Year Created 2020

This work looks at the forced removals as a recurring theme blanketed in black bodies being moved in order to accommodate white bodies, whether it be during the Tulsa Oklahoma massacre, Sophiatown and many others between 1960s - 1980s or recently the illegal evictions and demolitions of housing in Khayelitsha. It takes these unprecedented violent moments and creates a space for the journey that lies ahead for black people. A better, just tomorrow where we can fly away in a spaceship to create a space that is more welcoming for our kind.