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The artwork titled, “Another Phase” (2021) is from the series Phoenix survivors. The body of paintings from this series highlighted the inequalities during the height of the lootings that took place in Durban due to political instigation. The looting & violence exposed the scars left by apartheid in South Africa. This culminated in a moment where particular communities like Phoenix chose to take the law into their own hands, leading to what we know as the Phoenix massacre. The racial tension between certain races was heightened where many black South Africans who occupied these suburbs & gated communities felt like they were being racially profiled as potential looters and were prevented from returning to their homes without providing evidence of where they stayed.

“Another Phase” (2021) was produced alongside “Segregation”(2021), where people had to leave their homes in Phoenix because of fear and seek a different home in other places. I created that piece to indicate a new beginning for them where now they have to learn the language of the New township and seek a better stay and peace.
BKhz, Johannesburg, South Africa

April 3, 2023

Wonder Buhle Mbambo is a South African visual artist from kwaNgcolosi in Kwazulu-Natal. | Hypebeast Africa | Hypebeast Africa