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STEVENSON is pleased to present Bamb'iphone, Dada Khanyisa's first solo show with the gallery. In this presentation of three-dimensional paintings, drawings and sculptures, Dada explores a ubiquitous everyday object that nonetheless retains the ability to confer social capital –

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The title, which translates to ‘Pick up the phone’ or ‘Hold the phone’, draws the viewer’s attention to the myriad narratives that pivot around this device. Works with titles such as Khawu’phinde umtryeh (‘Try them again’) and Squad Goals (internet friends are not your real friends) portray scenes from multiple vantage points. Dada avoids simplistic conclusions, synthesising opposing perspectives …

The title, which translates to ‘Pick up the phone’ or ‘Hold the phone’, draws the viewer’s attention to the myriad narratives that pivot around this device. Works with titles such as Khawu’phinde umtryeh (‘Try them again’) and Squad Goals (internet friends are not your real friends) portray scenes from multiple vantage points. Dada avoids simplistic conclusions, synthesising opposing perspectives to defy linear ways of thinking.

An installation with sound developed with writer and academic Julie Nxadi features utterances that could be attributed to any of the characters in the paintings. The …

Location

Buchanan Building, 160 Sir Lowry Road, Woodstock
Cape Town, ZA
Monday–Friday, 9am–5pm
Saturday, 10am–1pm
Sunday, Closed