Bazaar Arts and Crafts Market, which took place at the Central Park Mall from 24 March to 3 April 2022, proved to be a worthwhile experiment and just the space the city needs, reports Mpho Matsitle.
V Moledi Art’s “Art In The Park” is a space for public meditation and group therapy. ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle found the fortune to book himself a session, and having failed with the paintbrush, he turns to the keyboard to paint a picture.
Sethembiso Zulu’s Ikhaya Lika Moya recently concluded its four-month residency at the William Humphreys Art Gallery in Kimberley. Mpho Matsitle immersed himself in its glory and jots down his thoughts for Art State.
The Radioactive Blog kicked off its 2022 season of Radiactive Poetry Café on Monday 7 February at Black Sheep Café. Somewhere between the coffee and poetry, Mpho Matsitle found pockets of space to offer some observations.
Bella Medupi le Tshika Matsha, ka kgolaganyo le Setheo-Ditiragatso sa Freistata (Pacofs), ba ne ba epile pitso mo maitseboeng a Labotlhano. Mpho Matsitle, mophatlhalatsi wa ART STATE, o ne a le teng mme o latlhela la motlapitsong.
The prohibition is over, the doors of culture are open, and the lights are back on at the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State. ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle spent six interesting nights there and chooses to kiss and tell.
ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle shares a reflection on Gig Culture’s birthday edition of Jazz On The Lawn that took place on Sunday March 28 at Elrido Guest Lodge.
iToyiToyi is a brilliant attempt to bring three artforms – Music, Poetry and Dance – into confrontation about their respective roles in the liberation struggle, and a tantalizing invitation to ponder on these and other ‘black expressions of pain and struggle’. It is however done a major disservice by its fetish to ground grand ideas into readily consumable ..read more
For the first time this year, the lights were on at the Performing Arts Centre of the Free State, but – reports ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle – that is where the good news end.
On Human Rights Day, 2018, an ambitious event launched at the Windmill Casino lawns. Clouds heavily pregnant with rain threatened the inaugural event, but organisers were quick to allay any fears of a cancellation. The show would go on, contingencies were in place. Local musicians Levante Music, Naledi & Friends, and The Andile Q Trio, with Motheo FM’s ..read more