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Clay Healer / Andile Dyalvane on the making of ‘iThongo’


ART AFRICA visited Andile Dyalvane in his studio to find out more about the making of ‘iThongo’. The body of work was recently exhibited at Southern Guild and Friedman Benda. Watch Andile and Nkuthazo Alix Dyalvane perform iSitolotolo: https://youtu.be/82cZfTsGLzw

Southern Guild Images: © Adriaan Louw; courtesy of Southern Guild and Andile Dyalvane

Friedman Benda Images: © Daniel Kukla; courtesy of Friedman Benda and Andile Dyalvane

Music: uMno-Mbo (MUTWAS GATHERING) & iTho-Ngo (ANCESTRAL DREAMSCAPE) performed by Mntanawexhwele from the album Embo Ethongweni.

Andile Dyalvane’s Collaborators: Nkuthazo Alexis Dyalvane, Sisonke Papu, Onesimo Bam, Nkosenathi Ernie Koela

Filmed at Imiso Ceramics and locations in Cape Town, South Africa, 2021.

‘iThongo’ was first exhibited at Southern Guild in Cape Town, South Africa, from the 10th of December 2020 to the 25th of February 2021. The exhibition then travelled to Friedman Benda, New York, and ran from the 29th of April 2021 to the 22nd of May 2021.

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