PRESENTED BY : Madlozi Art Gallery
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Artist Nobukho Nqaba’s powerful body of work, Ndiyayekelela (Letting go) embodies the artist’s struggle to come to terms with the loss of her father. explores evolving African narratives, visions and voices. Using symbolic materials that recall her past, Nqaba battles with feelings of guilt, anger, satisfaction and confusion, reinforcing her physical presence. The artist’s movements – together with the carefully selected materials – conjure up old memories, bringing them to life through photography.In 2019 the museum Zeitz Moccaa held a career focus exploring her working practice and comment on the artist's work saying: Nqaba's work explores the precariousness of home and opportunity. Using checkered plastic bags commonly known as China bags, plain grey blankets, and worn overalls, she points to the fragility, impermanence and inner resolve necessitated by circumstance. Nqaba’s work reflects on personal memories of growing up in an informal settlement in Grabouw and the complexities of migration and labour.