A South African Tradition Comes to the US | On Tour with Esther Mahlangu

The Creators Project gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the cross-country US tour of renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu. Mahlangu is beloved around the world for her large-scale contemporary paintings that reference her Ndebele heritage. Her artworks celebrate the traditions of her culture while modernizing the aesthetic with bold lines and color. As she travels through New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, D.C. and Atlanta, we get insight into the craft, matrilineal tradition, and inspiration behind her larger body of work, as well as the original pieces she created for the (Belvedere)RED campaign, raising money for the Global Fund to fight and eliminate the transmission of HIV/AIDS.

Learn more about Esther Mahlangu and the (BELVEDERE) RED campaign here.

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