Rangoato Hlasane

Rangoato Hlasane, born in Polokwane, lives and works in Johannesburg. He is co-founder and co-director (2008 to present) of Keleketla! Library (Vera List Prize in Art and Politics, 2014) and lecturer in Fine Art, University of the Witwatersrand, Wits School of Arts (2013 -present). He has published texts in various journals and books, the most […]

Rangoato Hlasane, born in Polokwane, lives and works in Johannesburg. He is co-founder and co-director (2008 to present) of Keleketla! Library (Vera List Prize in Art and Politics, 2014) and lecturer in Fine Art, University of the Witwatersrand, Wits School of Arts (2013 -present). He has published texts in various journals and books, the most recent being the book chapter ‘Dangerous Combinations and Skeem Sam Foundations: The Most Beautiful Black City in Africa?’ appears in Ten Cities: Clubbing in Nairobi, Cairo, Kyiv, Johannesburg, Berlin, Naples, Luanda, Lagos, Bristol, Lisbon 1960 –March 2020 (Spector Books). In 2018, as part of Keleketla! Library, he co-led a collaborative expansive exhibition, two night concert of Thath’i Cover Okestra Vol. 5, club night seminar, gatefold vinyl and education programme titled ‘17 July to 12 September 1977. Lebo Mathosa is born. Steve Biko is assassinated’ as part of the 10th Berlin Biennale of Contemporary Art at HAU2 & Club YAAM in Berlin. This was followed up by the cultural production and transcontinental studio album ‘Keleketla!’ by Ahead Of Our Times, London in 2020. Rangoato is an active member of the ARAC (Another Roadmap for Arts Education Africa Cluster).

As of June 2022

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