David Krut Podcast: Mandlenkosi Mavengere – Forces of Ambition | Listening Time: 23 minutes

Mandlenkosi ‘Mandla’ Mavengere collaborated with the David Krut Workshop in 2021 and 2022 where he created a series of oil-based monotypes with DKW printer Sbongiseni Khulu. Mandla’s brightly coloured works speak to the diversity and inequalities of labour, the hardships of migration and the monetary value of goods and services rendered. The figures pictured in his works are economically fabricated identities who are fitting into a new homeland of occupation versus the home of origin.

In this episode of the David Krut Podcast, Britt Lawton sits down with Mandla Mavengere to talk about his artistic practice and this series of prints that will feature in his online solo exhibition Forces of Ambition. In this discussion, Mandla shares how he embraced his status as a Zimbabwean migrant living in Johannesburg, how this led to him inventing his own fictional currency, and how he experienced collaborating with the DKW. Learn all about the forces that drive Mandla and the subjects in his works in this episode…

Contact [email protected] to find out more about Mandla and his work.

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