After seeing three well marketed shows that were concomitantly well attended, ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle looks into the state of marketing the arts in the city.
For this instalment of State of Mangaung Arts, ART STATE publisher opts for a thought experiment rather than a reflection.
ART STATE Publisher Mpho Matsitle calls out breakers of promises in the Mangaung art scene.
ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle offers a truncated month-to-month account on the State of Mangaung Arts for the year 2017.
When poetry shows are attended by audiences who are attracted to the art and not narcissistic proclivities, both the poet and the industry grow, says Mpho Matsitle.
Macufe is slowly but surely losing its ‘cultural festival’ impetus, observes Mpho Matsitle
ART STATE publisher Mpho Matsitle searches for being in the music of John Paka, Sahrieda May and Duduetsang Matong.
The role of art, one among an infinite list, is to unearth our ugliness and impose its weight on ourselves so much so that we can no longer ignore it, thereby leaving us with no option but to accept this ugliness as who we are, and thus choose not to be beautiful – or rid ourselves of it, ..read more