Mohamed Said Chair & Jean-David Nkot
15 January - 5 March 2019
Mohamed Said Chair & Jean-David NkotDisarticulations 15 January - 5 March 2019
Disarticulations is an exhibition that examines the way in which people are distanced, separated and estranged from their world in contemporary society. The two artists exhibited both use the human form to contextualise how the individual is at once part of, and simultaneously counterposed with their lived environment.
Georgina Maxim confirmed for Zimbabwe Pavilion at this year's Venice BiennaleNEWS February 7, 2019
Tim Cornwell from The Art Newspaper reports that " Zimbabwe makes Venice Biennale selections amid political turmoil"
Against a backdrop of rising economic and political turmoil, Zimbabwe has selected a group of artists to represent the country at this year’s Venice Biennale. Cosmos Shiridzinomwa and Georgina Maxim are the first to be confirmed.
In January, a dramatic increase in petrol prices announced by Zimbabwe’s new president Emmerson Mnangagwa saw widespread anti-government protests. A violent crackdown by authorities followed, with social media and internet servers shut down. The upheaval has already delayed plans for a new biennial in the country’s second city of Bulawayo.
Featured by Obatala as one of "9 contemporary African art exhibitions not to miss in London"Press January 29, 2019
An Arty start to 2019: 9 Contemporary African Art exhibitions not to miss in London
Posted on January 23, 2019
The consistent, upward trajectory of the African Art market shows no signs of abating. If anything, 2019 is promising to be yet again another record-breaking year after an extraordinary 2018.
Despite the dynamism of African cities such as Lagos and Cape Town, London where the leading Contemporary African Art fair 1:54 was launched in 2013, remains for now, one of the most important cities within that segment of the art market.
This year is off to a flying start with a lineup of exciting African Art exhibitions. They are showcasing the vibrant African art scene along with the wide variety of styles and preoccupations of artists hailing from the continent and its diaspora.
Take your diaries out; here are 9 contemporary African art shows not to miss.
'Khamsa' by Mohamed Lekleti at the Center of Contemporary Art, PerignanNEWS January 21, 2019
From 19 January to 17 March 2019 Khamsa will be on exhibit at the 100 meters from the center of the world / Center d'Art Contemporain in Perpignan, France.
Plato, then Aristotle thought that the world was governed by five elements: air, water, earth, fire, and the quintessence that gave the breath of life khamsa means in Arabic the number five. Here he is referring to the number of artists exhibited.
Moreover, the choice of this title is not fortuitous because the exhibition brings together artists mainly from Africa and the Maghreb. In North Africa, Khamsa, is a symbol used as an amulet and talisman by the locals to protect themselves from the evil eye, it also means the five pillars of Islam.
PETRIe In Conversation with Othello De'Souza-HartleyINTERVIEW
Elena Stanciu from PETRIe sat down with Othello De'Souzqa-Hartley to discuss his vision and goal as an artist, his points of inspiration, and his most recent project, Noise, a short film in which the tragedy of history and the sadness of the present are faced with an open question about the future.
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