The Art of disruption
Disruption of realism
Disruption as a subversion of power
Disruption and expectations
Disruption and memory
Disruption and history
Disruption and continuity
Disruption and consciousness
A feminist perspective:
“Like desire, language disrupts, refuses to be contained within boundaries. It speaks itself against our will, in words and thoughts that intrude, even violate the most private spaces of mind and body.” (bell hooks, 1994: 167)
A literary perspective:
“At the end of it all [...] I was able to witness in a very light manner the heavy dramas of disruption and continuity in history; of disconnection, reconnections or new connections; of limitations in choice, followed by moments of plenitude and sometimes confusing, even disempowering choice. As if that was not enough, there was one more hurdle to jump: anguish from the resonances of implication.” (Njabulo Ndebele, opening address at the launch of the Cambridge History of South African Literature, UCT)
16 January – 4 February 2018
Opening and prize giving – Tuesday 16 January 17h30
Please deliver work to the KZNSA gallery, 166 Bulwer Road, Glenwood, Durban on these dates:
Thursday 11 January 09h00 – 17h00
Friday 12 January 09h00 – 17h00
Saturday 13 January 09h00 – 13h00
No late submissions can be accepted.
All mediums are welcome: Painting, drawing, mixed media, photography, collage, sculpture, ceramics, performance etc. Our media gallery is also available for digital and film submissions.
Members may submit one piece each.
All submissions are eligible for the Joan Emanuel Family Trophy and a share of the R20 000 prize money. Independent judges will award 1st, 2nd and 3rd places. In additional, the KZNSA exhibition sub-committee award a commendation for an outstanding piece.
1st prize: R10 000
2nd prize: R5 000
3rd prize: R2 500
KZNSA prize: R2 500
Download and fill out the members application form here.