Arena for Contemporary African, African-American and Caribbean Art

Author: James Sey

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Noria Mabasa

NoraSleeping couple 2021

The title of the exhibition series, Shaping Dreams, in the final analysis, emphasises Mabasa’s hand in the work’s making, her role as a mentor, and her determination to carve out a place for herself and her steadily vanishing belief system in an otherwise hostile or indifferent world. At the same time, it asks that we question our own myth-making processes, and provides an opportunity to let the artist and her work speak for themselves.

James Sey about the work of the South African Noria Mabasa
Sleeping Couple, 2021

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