BMW Art Cars - Esther Mahlangu

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The Creators Project gets exclusive behind-the-scenes access to the cross-country U.S. tour of renowned South African artist Esther Mahlangu. As she travels through New York, Los Angeles, Chicago, D.C. and Atlanta, we get insight into the craft, skill, matrilineal tradition, innovation, and inspiration behind her larger body of work, as well as the original pieces she created for this (Belvedere)RED campaign, raising money for the Global Fund to fight and eliminate the transmission of HIV/AIDS. Watch Next: Trevor Paglen's Deep Web Dive | Behind the Scenes http://bit.ly/2eBEWRz ___ SUBSCRIBE to The Creators Project: http://bit.ly/Subscribe_to_TheCreatorsProject SUBSCRIBE to The Creators Project Newsletter: http://bit.ly/HhxuUN ___ The Creators Project is a global network dedicated to the celebration of creativity, arts and technology: http://thecreatorsproject.com/ ___ Check out our full video catalog: http://youtube.com/user/TheCreatorsProject/videos Facebook: http://fb.com/thecreatorsproject Twitter: http://twitter.com/creatorsproject Tumblr: http://thecreatorsproject.tumblr.com/ Instagram: http://instagram.com/creators_project More videos from the VICE network: https://www.fb.com/vicevideo





Time-lapse of Esther Mahlangu @ VMFA
Ester Mahlangu, Artist in Residence at VMFA in the fall of 2014, works in the traditional Ndebele style of bold, geometric patterns executed on a very large scale. In the late-nineteenth century, the Ndebele women painted the exteriors of their houses in this style as an expression of identity and pride. Over the years, with the development of commercial paints, the original earth tones created from natural pigments have changed to a brighter palette. Mahlangu is the first woman and only non-Westerner to paint one of the BMW Art Cars, following in the footsteps of the likes of Warhol and Lichtenstein. As the artist climbed scaffolding and painted without a straight edge of any sort, these large works of art evolved before visitors’ eyes over the course of a month.




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