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Unbound City: Eigen + ART hosts a Pop-up, Resilience: Pleasure and Self-Care in a Precarious World

10 February 2024
10:00 – 17:00
Wolff Architects
136 Buitengracht Street , 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

 

Reclaiming Resilience: Explorations of Pleasure and Self-Care in a Precarious World

 

Artists: Nyakallo Maleke, Sethembile Msezane, Slindile Mthembu, Thandiwe Msebenzi, Cazlynne Peffer

curated by Thuli Mlambo-James

 

Opening: Saturday, February 10th, 2024, 10am - 5pm

 

Location: Wolff Architects, 136 Buitengracht Street, Cape Town 8001

 

After the opening, opening times are as follows:

February 12– 17, 2024, 2 -5pm

 

"Reclaiming Resilience: Explorations of Pleasure and

Self-Care in a Precarious World" In a powerful convergence of artistic expression and lived experiences, the exhibition brings together a cadre of formidable artists and centres on the experiences, resilience, and creative expressions of Cazlynne Peffer, Nyakallo Maleke, Sethembile Msezane, Slindile Mthembu, and Thandiwe Msebenzi each addressing different aspects of resilience, pleasure, and self-care through various artistic mediums. They delve into the complex landscape of women's experiences amidst societal inequalities and gender bias. Through their thought-provoking narratives that reshape perceptions and demand

recognition, they invite viewers to explore narratives surrounding mental health, sexual trauma, vulnerability and the intersections of pleasure, self-care, and the nuanced challenges faced by women, in a world that often demands unwavering resilience at the expense of self-care.

The exhibition stands as a testament to the transformative power of creativity, emphasising the importance of self-care and the profound significance of pleasure in women's lives. This exhibition positions self-care and pleasure as radical

expressions of resistance, self-preservation, and empowerment, paying tribute to the strength and beauty inherent in women's lives. "Reclaiming Resilience" invites all audiences to explore the intimate yet universal of pleasure and self-care in today's changing world. It is a celebration of resilience, strength, and the transformative essence embedded within the stories of women, inviting everyone to witness, reflect, and appreciate narratives of healing and empowerment. This exhibition aims to convey the idea of pleasure and self-care as a form of empowerment and also a form of resistance against systemic challenges and injustices highlighting women's agency in prioritising their well-being within the socio-political context. They're challenging norms, daring to prioritise themselves amidst societal pressures that frown upon them. It is a reminder that self-care is not just a personal act; it is a political statement and a revolutionary act that challenges systems of oppression and celebrates the resilience of all women.

 

Wolff Architects
136 Buitengracht Street , 8001, Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa
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