Virtual National Arts Festival will celebrate art, digitally

June 2, 2020

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It will be available from 25 June to 5 July 2020.

From 25 June to 5 July, art lovers can look forward to enjoying local and international art online. The National Arts Festival will for the first time be presented digitally, to curb the possible spread of infection. The National Arts Festival’s annual Makhanda take-over normally includes the transformation of dozens of spaces in the city into temporary art galleries. With the virtual festival, guests will be able to view art from the comfort of their own homes. Using a variety of technologies, the curated programme includes 2020 Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art, Blessing Ngobeni; Pitika Ntuli’s solo exhibition Azibuyele Emasisweni (Return to the Source), which features works sculpted in bone; and Phumulani Ntuli’s Frequencies of a Birthmark_Episode 1, a creative digital art exhibition that explores clan name lineage and histories in a virtual reality architectural walkthrough. More exciting pieces are soon to be announced.