For many African artists, the structures in the art world are defined by unbalanced power dynamics and exploitation of labour, while those new to buying art and investing in culture are often put off by deliberately exclusionary conventions and obscured information.
Art of This Place exists because we believe emerging artists should be treated fairly, transparently, and with integrity; and we believe finding, appreciating and investing in this art should be easy.
Remofiloe Mayisela lives and practices in Johannesburg, South Africa. Remofiloe is a Through The Lens Collective student and a Market Photo Workshop graduate. Mayisela’s work explores aspects of young women’s lives, through evocations of her own experiences of dysfunction in her community and family. And uses her photography to bust open the conversations and questions social taboos in its subtle exploration. There is a distinction between her craft and her own life in the images, which read like a journal of authored images made in privacy.
6 january 2021Article
For a limited time, Art of This Place’s participating artists will be selling works that offer our audience an opportunity to own their first piece of African art at a price point that will open the door to championing artists and developing your own collection of artworks.