Kwati conjures up inspirational art

Kwati's artwork across the gallery is a perfect way to bring people intoa conversation around women's emotional and physical pain. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE
Kwati's artwork across the gallery is a perfect way to bring people intoa conversation around women's emotional and physical pain. PIC: KENNEDY RAMOKONE

Kate Kwati who is amongst the four artists currently showcasing an art exhibition called The Mirrored Self at Thapong Visual Arts Centre has made a bold statement with pieces signalling a change in feminist art and the status of women artists.

In one of the most interesting aspect in the gallery, Kwati installed an artwork called ‘try walking in my shoes, the woman in me.’ Kwati took objects from everyday life like the Bible, dresses and shoes and used them as metaphors for love and pain. She arranged pairs of stilettos with thorns scattered on the ground.

It is inspired by nature and intrinsically interwoven with the environment about women’s hardships and triumphs. The power of the piece is in how it takes a seemingly simple setting and re-imagines it into something that relays important issues about women.

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