Sponsored by RMB, Talent Unlocked curated again by Rolihlahla Mhlanga is aimed at creating an opportunity for selected artists who are young and emerging, to participate and showcase on a global stage.
Assemblage in collaboration with VANSA and Turbine Art Fair will be running a 6 month intensive workshop programme that integrates practical art-making (focusing on process and conceptual development) and professional practice training. The aim is to provide the artists with a comprehensive programme that encompasses the necessary tools to help build and sustain a career in the industry. The ultimate outcome is to strengthen the artists work as a whole by providing those who participate not only a guide through the development of their work but very importantly the tools in order to put their career into action within the industry.
There are a total of 15 artists that have been selected to exhibit at TAF17: Johan Stegman, Alexander Von Klitzing, Katlego Modiri, Nkhensani Rihlampfu, Claudia Monyama, Sechaba Meloa, Odette Graskei, Mmabatho Mokalapa, Mary-Lee Makunye, Nosipho Nombuso Maseko, Lutendo Malatji, Chrisel van der Merwer, Kiyara Ananmalay, Isaac Zavale and Jodi Tracey
Rolihlahla Mhlanga is a curator based in the South West Township (SOWETO), of Johannesburg. Mhlanga is the Co – Director of Eyethu Gallery that was established in 2014. Eyethu Gallery has seen to the successful mounting of 4 commercial exhibitions, all of which were curated by Mhlanga.