Intaka Yakha Ngoboya Benye: Common Efforts
23 aug 202323 sep 2023

LULAMA WOLF, Kuhle Konke Okuzayo. 2023. Acrylic and sand on canvas 150 x 150 cm

Betalt indhold


“Intaka Yakha Ngoboya Benye” (A bird builds (its nest) with the feathers of another (bird))
– isiXhosa proverb

“Only through each other can we live and breathe, and no-one creates alone.”
– Sonja Ferlov Mancoba

“She strove to promote community and expression for all, and I strive to unite that intention by sharing mine and my ancestors’ DNA.”
– Lulama Wolf

Eighteen is pleased to present the first major exhibition by South African painter Lulama Wolf in the Nordic region. Common Effort – Intaka Yakha Ngoboya Benye exposes a new body of work created in dialogue across generations and continents, with works of the late Danish-French sculptor Sonja Ferlov Mancoba (1911-1984). An important contributor to Danish modernism, Ferlov Mancoba was also the creative life partner of South Africa’s pioneering avantgarde painter Ernest Mancoba (1904-2002), whose work and legacy has inspired and nurtured generations of artists, Wolf notwithstanding. Borrowing its title from the Ferlov Mancoba sculpture Effort Commun, which Wolf mirrors with a proverb in her native language isiXhosa, present exhibition seeks to unite the two artists’ intentions of affirming community and togetherness by exploring the potential of generative difference.

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Intaka Yakha Ngoboya Benye: Common Efforts
23 aug 202323 sep 2023


'Intaka Yakha Ngoboya Benye: Common Efforts'