The Diplomatic Society

 
  • Increase font size
  • Default font size
  • Decrease font size

Ruramai's Renaissance Exhibition

Ruramai Musekiwa

Ruramai Musekiwa is a young, talented, visionary artist. Her exhibition is a series of works with a powerful message.

Speaking about her work and the inspiration behind it Ruramai says, "The Renaissance Exhibition is an introductory showcase of a collection of digital illustrations. My work is mainly an expression of my dissection of the internal human experience and a celebration of Afrocentricity beyond oppression. As a young African woman, I believe that as Africans, oppression and subjugation are relevant segments in our story, but there are stories beyond that. Positive stories that should be our frame of reference. I seek to bring that through in my art."

The exhibition includes the Sibahle poster series which Ruramai says is organically growing and its overarching message is one of self-love and pride. "Every woman illustrated in this series radiates a strength/beauty/aura that resonates with me, makes me proud to be a beautiful African woman," says Ruramai. Her vision for the Sibahle (translation: We are beautiful) series is to reinforce self-love and a sense of pride and to send a message to young women to reframe the concept of beauty and to shape that idea individually on their pathways.

Her exhibition 'Renaissance' is on at Longstreet Art Lovers 1932 Art Gallery in Waterkloof until 18 February.

Photo: K Bhana

 


 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
_________________________________________________

Nov/Dec 2017 Edition

 
 
_________________________________________________

Translater


 
 

 
 
 
 

 
 
 

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

President Jacob Zuma hosts Madagascar President Rajaonarimampianina 1 November 2017 President Jacob Zuma in his capacity as the Chairperson of SADC has met with the President of the Republic of... <|> South Africa and Comoros meeting 6 November 2017 South African Minister of International Relations and Cooperation Ms Maite Nkoana-Mashabane met with Comoros Foreign Minister Mohamed El-Amine... <|> SA boosts trade with Cuba 7 November 2017 The Havana International Fair will further advance relations between South Africa and Cuba, says Trade and Industry Deputy Minister Bulelani... <|> Cooking Sri Lankan cuisine 7 November 2017 On 27 October Champa Weerasekara, spouse of the Sri Lankan High Commissioner in Pretoria hosted a cooking demonstration and luncheon at her official... <|> Easing travel regulations between South Africa and Kenya 3 May 2016 South Africa and Kenya have announced measures that will make travelling between the two countries easier. South African Home... <|> Algeria National Day 1 November 2017 Ambassador Abd-El-Naceur Belaid of Algeria hosted a reception to celebrate the 63rd Anniversary of the launching of the Algerian Revolution. He said that it was... <|> Zambia Independence Day 25 October, 2017 Zambia says her democratic credentials have remained admirable since the introduction of multi-party democracy. Zambia’s High Commissioner to... <|>   Successor Ante Portas? 14 December 2017 When recently surfing along the internet in research mode I stumbled across two items – not connected to each other at first glance. On... <|> Commemorating the 160th anniversary of Joseph Conrad Korzeniowski 20 November 2017 The Embassy of the Republic of Poland in Pretoria organized a special screening of the Polish – British film... <|> <|>
© copyright 2011-2017| The Diplomatic Society| All Rights Reserved.