GUM’S IM­PRES­SIVE STRIDES IN ART

The Star Early Edition - - LIFESTYLE VERVE -

My ex­pe­ri­ence in Mi­ami was filled with more highs and lows. The in­ter­na­tional art com­mu­nity was so wel­com­ing. It was bliss­ful. I en­joyed the space, the food, the youth­ful en­ergy, the am­biance etcetera, I en­joy the cul­tural ex­pe­ri­ence which is quite dif­fer­ent from the pre­vi­ous places that I’ve vis­ited. I show­cased Free da Gum and my lat­est body of work at pulse Mi­ami art fair. The only low I would con­sider is the rand against the dol­lar. But it didn’t take away the ex­pe­ri­ence. Tell us about your lat­est work you launched at Mi­ami’s Art Basel?

The lat­est body of work ex­plores the tran­si­tions and phases that the Xhosa woman un­der­goes. Start­ing from In­tombi to Um­fazi un­til uMama oKhulileyo. I have at­tempted to nar­rate how th­ese women un­dergo th­ese tran­si­tions

Vis­ual artist Tony ‘Zipho’ Gum ex­plores the Xhosa cul­ture.

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