Some sculptors need a ton of marble or steel to get creating. Laetitia Ky, an artist based in the Ivory Coast, just needs some wire, thread, and her own hair. When we talk about art, we introduce ourselves in an unlimited space: there are no rules about content, nor matter, nor tools. innovative hair sculptures of Laetitia Ky it makes us expand the look towards a new concept.
Having amassed over 250,000 followers on Instagram, Ky explains, “Thousands of people can say the same thing without it having the same impact. What makes the difference is the way you say it. Art makes it possible to reach more people because it finds an original, particular way to speak about the subject so that many people will linger.
Her Instagram posts range in emotion and topic, from a playful light bulb to a pistol meant to symbolise her opposition to gun violence.
South Africa’s biggest book festival for Black readers and writers, is back for this year’s instalment of the cultural event. The Abantu Book Festival founded in 2016 by a team led by Thando Mgqolozana for black readers, writers, performers, scholars, publishers, booksellers, and abantu interested in literature.
The guests attending the Abantu Book Festival 2019, happening in Soweto, South Africa from December 5-8, were announced on November 14, 2019.