Zizipho Poswa’s latest solo exhibition, uBuhle boKhokho (Beauty of Our Ancestors), opens next week at Southern Guild Gallery.
From 17 November 2022 to 02 February 2023, Poswa’s work is put on view at the Silo District’s most significant forum for limited-edition, collectible contemporary design, Southern Guild. This new series of ceramic and bronze sculptures draws inspiration from the elaborate art of hairstyling practised by Black women across the African continent and diaspora.
Some of the exhibition’s sculptures have been titled after specific women who have played a prominent role in Poswa’s life, and their country of origin. In so doing, she interweaves the personal and historic; situating herself in a vast and ever-expanding network of Black women who continue to self-define and affirm their own standards of beauty.