A brief chat with creative entrepreneurs, Nandi Dlepu, on how her world has been shaped and her how she plans to continue to shape the future as part of her LEVI'S campaign.View post
For our monthly collaboration with FLOURISH, an artist-run seasonal gathering that promotes community and collaboration across contemporary creative disciplines, Tiger Maremela chats to Lerato Mbangeni and Liziwe Kwanini. View post
For our monthly collaboration with FLOURISH, an artist-run seasonal gathering that promotes community and collaboration across contemporary creative disciplines, Tiger Maremela chats to Lerato Bereng about sustaining relationships across the creative community. [fullwidthimage photourl="https://www.melenial.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/09/LERATO-4.jpg"] My first introduction to gallery director Lerato Bereng’s curatorial practice was through the Stevenson Gallery’s SEX exhibition - a 2016 group show featuring contemporary South African artists like FAKA, Lady Skollie and Zanele Muholi and attempting to look at sex as a site of pleasure and violence. The exhibition analysed collective discourse around sex over a 10 year timeline in South Africa and aimed at initiating a dialgue with the broader public by using art as a catalyst. The show sprawled over two floors in the gallery’s previous Braamfontein location, and included a series of public talks as a way of making the issues raised in the show more accessible and tangible. The show has continued to spark ...
For our monthly collaboration with FLOURISH, an artist-run seasonal gathering that promotes community and collaboration across contemporary creative disciplines, Tiger Maremela chats to Natalie Paneng about black girl magic in digital art. [fullwidthimage photourl="https://www.melenial.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/08/NATALIE-4.jpg"] At the very core of her practice, Natalie Paneng is invested in world-building. A result of that is a body of work spanning stills and moving images that intentionally create utopias in which Natalie’s fictional characters - extensions and exaggerations of herself - can fully live their lives. “The world exists, so the girl exists and what she wears exists,” Natalie mentions as an easy way of understanding her three-step creative practice. Having studied Costume and Set Design at the University of Witwatersrand, Natalie is acutely aware of theatre’s possibilities and limitations. These limitations are what informed her progression towards creating work for digital spaces. This work started off as a way to visually validate and affirm her experiences, ...
Mix your juicy and arrange your zing as you combine a variation of flavour-inspired audio-visual clips to produce your very own Flavour Wave video.View post
Self-described as a catalyst for creative entrepreneurs, The J&B Hive located in Braamfontein has stood as a space and support for young hustlers in Johannesburg. View post
We visited a favourite meeting spot for SA creatives this week to sample some of their new Winter menu. Spolier: it slaps! View post
Everyone seems to have a YouTube channel these days. However, finding the sweet spot of success and quality content can be a challenge for many. YouTuber Buhle Lupindo rose to the challenge, making it look effortless as she has seemed to have mastered the art of creating consistent quality content and success, with about 9.5 thousand subscribers after only three months of starting her channel. The strategic brand communication student hopes to incorporate what she’s studying into her channel, as she runs for the top spot as one of the most prominent YouTubers in Africa and create a brand that can build her career, consulting and collaborating with big brands. “I started my channel to see if I am capable of starting something on my own and be consistent with it. One of my lecturers spoke of entrepreneurship and how we should start something and see, whatever the outcome ...
It’s Sibu’s world and we’re just living it. Young digital entrepreneur, Sibu Mpanza, well-known for his topical, funny and authentic YouTube videos and just announced field presenter for popular South African lifestyle and entertainment show, Real Goboza (RGB on SABC 1) - continues to win the hearts of South Africa and the shores beyond. View post
My solo-traveling has taught me to let go and enjoy the journey of the unknown and love my own company . View post
Everyone loves a good meme, as they have become an almost essential and enriching element in our cultural conversations today. The viral Twitter account, Yung Nollywood is no different as the anonymous social media account draws inspiration from an array of vintage nollywood (Nigeria's movie industry) production references, whilst preserving its aesthetics within a bitingly witty meme template. View post
More and more millennial's are joining the workforce and running their own households, becoming the biggest employer of domestic workers. However, according to a new report by SweepSouth, 16% of 1300 South African domestic workers polled, revealed that they are mistreated in the workplace. View post
Traveling is a way to see how the world really is. How people live, a snapshot of their realities and lived experience. Food is always a great way to experience the culture of the country. In Tokyo, I decided to do a food tour to learn more about Japanese culture. View post
Time and time Again, Our mouths twitch For the truths unsaid, Lips quiver And tongues whisper For a taste of freedom Again. Quench the thirst Of those pleading, Cracked lips bleeding though smiling. Black boys dreaming though dying, Justice failing but we're still trying To live without appetite To never ask for a bite Of fulfillment But rather remain full. Let us eat.
The Creative Womxn Hookup, a regular conversation series is back for its new edition on May 25 at Dassler's in Braamfontein (PUMA Store Courtyard), discussing The Business of Content Creation with prominent womxn who are experts in their fields. View post
The world’s number one vodka, Smirnoff is excited to announce the return of its collaboration with one of SA’s leading social festivals, the Major League Gardens. View post