The Instagram postings on #21DaysOfArtSA by South African artists are coming in fast.
They cover a large range of media and themes, as well as comments by the artists themselves; still lifes, landscapes, self portraits, figurative and a spattering of abstract. It is well worth reading the comments that go with the works of art. They go from the amusing to the reflective in a time of lockdown.
- Nairobi contemporary art gallery puts exhibitions online
- ‘Queen Sono’ , the All-African Netflix Series
The initiative is organised by South African artist Alice Toich, who sets a theme each day for the 21 days of lockdown. Her Instagram account is alice_toich.
Lockdown in South Africa started on 26 March as coronavirus cases started to rise. The latest figures from the African Union Centre for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) Twitter account indicates that on 7 April in South Africa there were 1,686 cases of Covid-19 with 12 deaths. South Africa had the largest number of cases reported in Africa, followed by Algeria with 1,423 cases (80 deaths), Egypt with 1,322 cases (85 deaths).