Public Preview: Friday 27 September, 6–8pm
PAPSAK PROPAGANDA (Pt. 2) is about: Excess / Dop system / Assimilation (I went to a white school. They called them Model C schools.) / Self sabotage / Slavery from within / Alcohol as a coping mechanism, a survival tactic, a form of contemporary trance / PROPAGANDA / WHITE NOISE. (Colonization) / The approaching doom or rebirth. Dop system: the official system of paying coloured farm workers in alcohol and not money. Implemented in 1830’s, outlawed as a practice in 1960 but not enforced until 1990’s. Only made illegal practice in 2003. #PAPSAKPROPAGANDA
Lady Skollie (b. 1987, Cape Town. Lives and works in Johannesburg). Lady Skollie uses ink, watercolour and crayon to defy taboos and talk openly about issues of sex, pleasure, consent, human connection, violence, and abuse. Lady Skollie appeared in This is the Gallery and the Gallery is Many Things X at Eastside Projects in September 2018 with the start of PAPSAK PROPAGANDA (Pt. 1). Recent international solo exhibitions include ‘Lust Politics’, Tyburn Gallery, London (2017), ‘Fire with Fire’, solo project at FNB Joburg Art Fair, Johannesburg, South Africa (2017), and ‘Mating Dance’, solo project at AKAA Art Fair, Paris, France (2017). Recent group exhibitions include ‘Close: Proximity, Intimacy, Tension’, Johannesburg Art Gallery, Johannesburg, South Africa, and ‘Right at the Equator’, Depart Foundation, Malibu, CA, USA (2018). She has been featured on BBC Africa and CNN International on ‘African Voices’, as well as on the BBC World Service’s online and radio series ‘In the Studio’. She was also included in the 2018 edition of OkayAfrica’s ‘100 Women’, an annual list which honours women across 10 different fields for their achievements and influence. Supported by ACE Ambition for Excellence fund, led by New Art Exchange, Nottingham this project sees spaces from across the UK create and develop new relationships with artists and organisations in Africa.