Thania Petersen is part of the Speak Truth to Power exhibition with material from her series I am Royal. In which she imagines with costumes and set pieces the locations in South Africa of slavery and forced relocations. A new perspective on the colonial history of South Africa, the Netherlands and Indonesia and the role of Islam in this.
The SPEAK TRUTH TO POWER exhibition presents new and emerging art from South Africa, Namibia, Zimbabwe, Kenya, USA and the Netherlands. Now in it’s 6th year the exhibition has become a mainstay of the Afro_vibes Performing Arts Festival experience. Timely, this one’s title ‘Speak Truth to Power’ shows how artists are reacting to fake news and current affairs. A mix of well established political cartoonists and seasoned commentators together with fresh never seen before work from artists who contacted me through instagram.