William Kentridge and Liza Lou on the Norval Foundation’s inaugural exhibition

Kentridge’s (produced in collaboration with Margueritte Stephens) City of Moscow and Lou’s Axis Defeat both feature on the Norval Foundation’s inaugural exhibition, titled Pulling at Threads, in Cape Town (28 April – 20 August). Curated by Owen Martin, the exhibition considers the role of craft in the practices of contemporary artists from South Africa and beyond. Bringing together artists that use techniques such as weaving, sewing, beading and collage, the artworks included in this exhibition challenge traditional art historical hierarchies that prefer painting and sculpture over craft-based media. In so doing, Pulling at Threads highlights the various social, political and religious meanings of the materials and techniques that these artists use.