Questioning What Comfort Is?

It started as a politically inspired project and became a thought provoking statement that questions individual inner perspectives. Ndasuunje Papa Shikongeni  is about to open his first photographic exhibition at the National Art Gallery of Namibia, titled ‘Inspiration through the lens – Home is where the heart belongs’. The images, stirring and beautiful, are contradictory; warm yet chilling. The story …

A Festival of Words as Art

The art of weaving words together to create emotion and convey story is about to increase its audience as, a first of it’s kind, the Windhoek Poetry Festival begins in the capital. Already attracting artists from Ghana and Botswana, this festival is being put together by passionate Namibian poets and artists, who wish to share their art and their expression …

Namibian Design That is Static and Active

An exhibition that looks at Namibian architecture, past, present and future, is about to open its doors to the public to view an artistic counter point of static and active, which is what architecture, is described as. Namibian architect Nina Maritz, notes, “What is interesting about architecture, it’s probably the most stunning art in one sense, because you build a …

Art That Takes The Mind on a Journey

Foibe Amundaba is a Namibian artist whose exhibition, “Contrasting colours of a Namibian”, is on at the FNCC right now. Her work is a collection of breathtaking images where colour dances, yet a poignant and powerful message is felt. Contrasting colours of a Namibian, Foibe explains, “is a theme inspired by the mood and feelings of me as a Namibian …

The MYD Show – Independent Connection with Gina Figueira

Curator of Collections at the National Art Gallery of Namibia and Artist, Gina Figueira, joined us in studio for this episode of the MYD Show. “Artists are giving something of themselves in their art making, and that’s a vulnerability that you produce when you open yourself up for that sharing, and I think that it’s only though making yourself vulnerable …

Contemporary Connections in Art

Tulina Nakashona is a Namibian textile artist, Thabo Pitso is a South African sculptor and installation artist. What connects these two artists is that their work stands side by side at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN) as part of the Tulipamwe International Artists’ Workshop and Exhibition. The workshop and exhibition brings together artists from all over the globe …

Pashuka, the Reading Corner for Artists

Pashuka, which means to be alert, enlightened, wise and with open eyes, has just opened up at the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN). It’s a reading corner housed inside the NAGN that is aiming to be a home for artists to commune and be inspired through developing their knowledge of art. According to the NAGN of Namibia, “the Pashuka …

Crafting a Future for Namibian Fine Art

A new beginning for the Arts Association Heritage Trust as a revival exhibition is asking all the lovers of art, to travel back in time to see the future of Namibian art. 99FM’s MYD Art spoke to the Manager and Curator of the Arts Association Heritage Trust (AAHT), Elize van Huyssteen, about this revival as well as the global and …

Solving a Murder Mystery at an Exhibition

The stage is set for an exhibition that is also the scene of a murder mystery. An anonymous artist has, in a mischievous yet meticulous style, prepared an entertaining journey in art for all who visit the National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN). On this voyage you will be provoked to look deeper into art history and question what mythology …

Art that Connects Children and Nature

Annika Funke, who was born in Germany, is a self-taught artist who lives and paints in Namibia and has recently launched the Kayamoja ArtConnects Trust, which aims to create the opportunity for impoverished Namibian children to see, meet and learn about wildlife and wildlife conservation as well as art. “I started this trust to connect people with wildlife. I started …