Ann Gollifer view artist Xolile Mtakatya view artist Faith47 view artist Tuli Mekondjo view artist Thalente Khomo view artist Helena Uambembe view artist Mandisa Buthelezi view artist Velile Soha view artist Kristin NG-Yang view artist Nkoali Nawa view artist Tracey Derrick view artist Cheryl-Traub-Adler view artist Maurice Mbikayi view artist Dathini Mzayiya view artist Manfred Zylla view artist Jonathan (Jon) Berndt view artist Nomusa Makhubu view artist Yasmien Mackay view artist Muziwakhe Nhlabatsi view artist Jill Trappler view artist Lizza Littlewort view artist Nirveda Alleck view artist Gabrielle Goliath view artist Judy Seidman view artist Mthobisi Maphumulo view artist Lizette Chirrime view artist Zemba Luzamba view artist Shelley Barry view artist Garth Erasmus view artist Avhashoni Mainganye view artist Zamani Makhanya view artist Omar Badsha view artist Thami Kiti view artist Kim Berman view artist Thami Jali view artist Donovan Ward view artist Randolph Hartzenberg view artist Joe Madisia view artist

Africa South
Art Initiative

a collaborative platform for writing art history from below

RESEARCH – Africa South Art Initiative’s research focuses on artists working on the African continent, particularly those challenging or commenting on power relations, unsettling dominant perceptions and frameworks, and/or who have a history of being under-valued by the art world and society at large. Research also focuses on community arts organisations with their roots in the struggle against apartheid. In addition, ASAI provides a platform for publishing research on a wide-range of relevant issues.

RESOURCES – ASAI produces new and necessary resources on art and artists in Africa, and makes these resources accessible, mostly online. Resources serve a wide range of constituents, from students in schools to professionals and specialist practitioners.

ACTIVISM – ASAI’s emphasis on research and resources is rooted in activism, in conceiving of art as both a force for social change, as well as a site of struggle in its own right. Through critiques, discussions and debates, workshops and exhibitions, publications and social media, ASAI creates dynamic platforms that not only produce new resources, but also aim to generate new ways of seeing and doing.