Category Archives: African Art Exhibitions

Tyburn Gallery Presents Untitled , A Summer Group Exhibition 19 July –  15 September 2016

SUMMER GROUP EXHIBITION: Untitled

19 July –  15 September 2016

 

We haven’t noticed many group exhibitions amongst African artists this year. Obviously aside of Nigeria in Venice group show at the Biennale, we’re set to visit Tyburn gallery for their new showcase.

Tyburn Gallery is presenting a new group show UNTITLED. This particular exhibition will see the works of Joël Andrianomearisoa, Edson Chagas, Victor Ehikhamenor, Mouna Karray and Mónica de Miranda in the London gallery.

From the press release describes the summer group show as follows:

The show pairs photographic work with sculptural paper pieces, to create a vision of desolation and minimalism, a nameless, placeless space of slow urban decay and shifting history. This sense of blankness quietly strips bare the grand guiding narratives of history to reveal whispers of disappointment – an unnamed unease which pervades the present moment.

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Mónica de Miranda
Hotel Globo, 2016
inkjet print
49 x 74 cm
Copyright the artist, Courtesy Tyburn Gallery

We find paper and textiles as recurrent elements in Joël Andrianomeariso’s work. The artist was born in Madagascar and lives and works between Antananarivo (Madagascar) and Paris (France). Split, folded, creased and woven, Andrianomeariso is able to create a myriad of compositions from his materials. In Passion Labyrinth (2014), Andrianomearisoa creates a three-line grid of fragile folded black paper. The different folds of the paper overlap, blend and contrast, creating a fluid enquiry into the notions of fantasy and reality, emotion and truth. The varied textures and monochrome, repetitive nature of the work invoke a multitude of meanings and emotions.

Edson Chagasphoto series Found Not Taken (2009) on the other hand explores physical and cultural displacement by documenting the everyday objects of Luanda, where the artist was born and currently lives. The work arises from Chagas’ interest in the emergent culture of disposability and his hometown’s developing consumerism in the face of economic advancement.

 

Hailing from the historic seat of the Benin Empire, Victor Ehikhamenor draws inspiration from the dual aesthetic and spiritual traditions which infused his upbringing, using imagery and symbolism from both Edo traditional religion and Catholicism. As an avid storyteller The Palace Singer as a Historian (2017), reflect between magic realism of memory and nostalgia or biting criticism of history and politics with a huge nod to the political issues in Nigeria both contemporary and historical. The artist was born in Edo State, Nigeria in 1970 and lives and works between Lagos, Nigeria and Maryland, USA.

In the series Murmurer (2007), Mouna Karray photographs walls – abandoned architectural barriers that increasingly characterize the cityscape of her hometown Sfax, Tunisia. Karray’s work documents the reality of urban neglect. In the artist’s words: “From the beginning I was fascinated by the stories the walls seemed to whisper to me. Some of them have been subject to alterations over time. […] The traces of time mark them like scars.  It is their status as faulty that suits me”.

 

Mónica de Miranda’s series Hotel Globo (2016) features an Angolan hotel built in the 1950s. Rich in history and once considered the best in Luanda, de Miranda’s photographs capture a place stuck in time, reflecting the contrasts that define the city itself. Hotel Globo is a meditation on the need to preserve places as symbols of the construction of collective memory. The work also stresses the urgent need to rethink models of development and for these models to address the relationship with the past.

 

De Miranda’s other work includes Linetrap (2014). Here she explores how colonised lands were frequently defined and divided by dominating powers that imposed artificial limits and boundaries. The artist uses a line to rework a fixed and unique landscape, by stitching over the images.

Exhibition Facts

 

Artists:                         Joël Andrianomearisao, Edson Chagas,

Victor Ehikhamenor, Mouna Karray, Mónica de Miranda

Title:                            UNTITLED

Address:                       Tyburn Gallery, 26 Barrett Street, London, W1U 1BG

Telephone:                   +44 (0)20 3388 0540

Website:                       www.tyburngallery.com

Email:                           info@tyburngallery.com

Dates:                          19 July – 15 September 2017

Opening Hours:            Tuesday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM, Saturday 12 – 5PM

Admission:                   Free

Nearest Tube:               Bond Street

For info contact:            Emma Gilhooly or Francesca Meale at Pelham Communications

emma@pelhamcommunications.com

francesca@pelhamcommunications.com

+44 (0)20 8969 3959

 

Call for Entries: ArtHouse Contemporary Modern and Contemporary Art Auction

ArtHouse Contemporary is hosting a modern and contemporary Art Auction in Lagos.Arthouse Contemporary-July2017-TheGlowingColours_597x600

ArtHouse Contemporary is pleased to announce its Call for Entries for 2017 auction. ArtHouse Contemporary is now in its 19th edition of its auction of Modern and Contemporary Art. This will take place on November 27th 2017.

Venue: Kia Showroom Victoria Island, Lagos

Apply now by submitting your images, caption and full price of art works to submissions@arthouse-ng.com

 

Lagos to London: Upcoming African Art Exhibitions in June [Part 2]

Check out our picks of the upcoming African art exhibitions in June currently on show at some of the world’s best art galleries.

NELSON MAKAMO

SOULS OF AZANIA

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22nd JUNE 2017

If you’re looking for an authentic African art exhibition in June then you mustn’t miss the exception Gallery of African Art. The Mayfair-based gallery will be featuring the work of Nelson Makamo.

Nelson Mkamo is a South African artist, based in Johannesburg and will be showcasing his first solo exhibition in the UK with Gallery of African Art.

We stopped by Gallery of African Art in Mayfair last week and they are on top of the preparation like i’ve never seen before. It’s a big deal!!!

If you’re keen to see some stunning portraiture, be there on the 22nd for the opening. We will not be missing the talk with the artist on Saturday, which is the most engaging part of an art showcase in our opinion anyway.

Makamo’s work is strongly influenced by the daily life of South Africans, with great emphasis on the portrayal of the innocence of children in the rural areas. Facial expressions, features, emotions, and body language all come to life in his canvas. The artist uses variety of mediums such as: charcoal, oil paints, watercolour, silkscreen, monotype printing techniques, and pen and ink.

 

About The Gallery Of African Art (GAFRA):

The Gallery of African Art (GAFRA) aims to present established and emerging artists to new audiences within the global art market.

Exhibition Information:

Private View: Thursday, 22nd June | 6 – 9pm

Exhibition: 23rd June – 9th September 2017

Visitor Information

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm | Saturday, 11am-5pm

Admission: FREE

Gallery of African Art (GAFRA), 45 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JL

Nearest Underground Station: Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines)

 

ADEOLA BALOGUN

BUBBLES OF EMOTIONS

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Lagos is buzzing with interesting art exhibitions like never seen before.

In times where political and social awareness have become undeniably present in people’s mouth. This Lagos-based artist is bringing the topic to centre stage at Omenka Gallery.

Adeola Balogun will be showcasing Bubbles of Emotions from June 17 to July 1, 2017 at Omenka Gallery.

The artist Adeola Balogun describes Bubbles of Emotion as a body of work that attempt to reflect on heart-wrenching narratives both at my immediate environmental and at global space; the atmosphere has never been this charged! “Over the years, the polity had been polluted by bad governance; ethno-racism/nepotism, social injustice and corruption, all the vices becoming intractable and a constant barrage in our collective psyche. Frustration had led many to embark on perilous journey in foreign climes, seeking for greener pasture where it does not exist.”

I don’t think you’re allowed to leave this exhibition without feeling awake in terms of issues related to social justice and current affairs. Definitely one to go to.

 

NDIDI EMEFIELE

LOUD

9 JUNE – 15 JULY 2017

Ndidi for president…

London Gallery Rosenfeld Porcini is showcasing the art works of the incredible Nigerian artist Ndidi Emefiele for the first time. Although the art has held several art exhibitions across the world, this showcase comes just when we needed it.

We’ve seen Ndidi’s work evolve so beautifully. For the past 9 months, she has worked on a new body of work which is now on display in the Rosenfeld Porcini gallery space. As usual, her works centre primarily on independent, self-reliant, fun, free-spirit, assertive and combative characters. Created via mixed media and aimed to stir a conversation on the role of women within contemporary Nigerian society.

Ndidi’s works are influential and you will understand why many years to come.

If you haven’t seen Ndidi’s works before, this is the occasion to definitely pop over to Rosenfeld Porcini.

Address:

37 Rathbone Street, London W1T 1NZ
Telephone: +44 [0]20 7637 1133

 

There is also an entrance to the gallery at

36 Newman Street, London W1T 1QH

Opening Hours:
Monday – Friday 11-7pm
Saturday 11–6pm

Contact:

General enquiriesinfo@rosenfeldporcini.com

Press enquiriespress@rosenfeldporcini.com

Johannesburg to Lagos: Upcoming African Art Exhibitions Summer 2017 [Part 1]

We love June so much. Not just for the lasting sunshine but for the incredible African art exhibitions happening around the globe. Whether you an African art dealer, enthusiast, gallery owner or even an artist, you can’t afford to miss this.

From modern and fancy, to classical and serene, we’ve got your next art outing sorted.

Here are our picks of highly anticipated art exhibitions at Africa’s leading art galleries that you must not miss:

HANK WILLIS THOMAS

ADS IMITATE LIFE

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EXHIBITION OPENING AT GOODMAN GALLERY CAPE TOWN
10 June – 1 July 2017

In The Rhetoric of the Image, Roland Barthes defines the advertising image as the most ‘intentional’ kind of image. Indeed, the messages behind adverts are direct and unambiguous to achieve their – supposedly – singular aim: selling the product.

Hank Willis Thomas is a photo conceptual artist who works with themes related to identity, history and popular culture. He joined Goodman Gallery in 2010 and has been exhibiting with the gallery since then.

You can’t deny the role of advertisements in our society. From influencing what we eat, wear, think, drink, dream and what we buy. While the tole of advertisers have sort of evolved drastically thanks to social media and analytics, this art exhibition sheds light on the role of black men in adverts.

 

 

 

In Ads Imitate Life, I expose the backward attitudes that continue to pervade American advertising, undermining the neat narrative of ‘progress’ that countries like the US hold dear.

– Hank Willis Thomas

Ads Imitate Life features work from three celebrated series by Hank Willis Thomas, titled: Branded, Unbranded: Reflections in Black Corporate America and Unbranded White Woman, allowing for an in-depth investigation into the visual language strategies of advertising and the cultural stereotypes in which they are rooted.

 

TITI OMOIGHE

MODERN INTERPRETATIONS

EXHIBITION OPENING AT TEMPLE MUSE

June 3 – August 30, 2017

Get the feeling that this would be a  good exhibition? Indeed we trust Temple Muse to deliver.

In a rare glimpse into her world, Titi Omoighe showcases the inner workings of her mind with 34 paintings in Modern Interpretations.

Omoighe’s works can be split in three main themes. Recent Works that show her ability to take risks and exploration of new techniques and subjects. The Hunter Series which is inspired by D.O. Fagunwa’s book “Ogboju Ode ninu Igbo Irunmale”, translated into English by Wole Soyinka as ‘Forest of a Thousand Daemons’. The final theme, Tradition & Culture focuses on the way of life of the African people, while also exploring the indigenous and focusing on different groups, values and cultures.

 

GARY STEPHENS

PLEATED

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This centre of this subject is hair – just you know. Gary Stephens is taking his talent to Johannesburg to showcase his works on African traditional hair-braiding. It doesn’t end there, the US born artist is also bringing hats, headscarves and contemporary urban style to Everard Gallery.

The first time we saw an exhibition focusing on hair was by the prolific Nigerian photographer J.D ‘Okhai Ojeikere. This was at the Venice Biennale a couple of years ago.

Stephens portrays women in head scarves or men wearing caps to focus attention on the power of these “everyday” symbols of African life.

The drawings capturing a view from behind, focus on the iconic power of a subject’s hair or hat instead of their specific facial features.

From a visual perspective, he is constantly drawn to patterns and visual rhythms, such as geometric repetitions, textile patterns, or botanical shapes.

If you’re in Johannesburg, go over to Everard and support this art exhibition. You don’t get to see ornate hairstyles and headdresses everyday.

Address: Everard Read / CIRCA Johannesburg 2 & 6 Jellicoe Avenue Johannesburg, 2196

Email: gallery@everard.co.za

African Art Guide: Gallery of African Art London Opens My Roots by Marie-Geneviève Morin

The Gallery Of African Art (GAFRA) opened its doors to guests for the preview of art exhibition by artist M. As we entered into the gallery in Mayfair, London on Thursday evening, we caught the feeling that something great just happened. The artist M, whose full name is Marie-Geneviève Morin, was also present at the grand opening. A splash of colourful art works perfectly displayed on the first floor. On the basement, the artist had huge black nylon bag painted with the same glowing colours that characterised her works placed on the pedestals. Some art works were also found on the ceiling and some eye catching painted vinyl-like art works lined up on the wall.

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Marie-Geneviève Morin is unique. She started her artistic journey over 3 years ago and has produced an array of works that are breathtaking and captures her state of mind. She is recognised for her intense, raw and passionate style of working with multi-media materials.

Gallery of African Art London, which opened in 2013 predominantly exhibits 20th-century and Contemporary Art from the African region and its Diaspora. M is Canadian and has Haitian heritage. She mentioned in the opening that she has a deep desire to discover her roots. GAFRA commented that her works are particularly unique and the inspiration behind her works are so touching that she had to be showcased without a doubt.

breaks with conventional rules, instructions and expectations by being unplanned, unstudied and unapologetic. Working mainly in large format, she attacks the canvas with a visceral process she calls “trashing” and uses her hand as a palette board. Each of M’s paintings represents the time, physical space and mood she inhabits in the moment, as opposed to offering interpretations or commentary of the world she lives in. As such, the characters, icons and messages that appear on the canvas harness her channelled energy and emotional state of mind. M’s work is deeply personal; it represents her quest to further understand her heritage, discover her identity and pay homage to her Haitian roots.

The Gallery Of African Art (GAFRAwill show the exhibition from 12th May – 17th June 2017.

 

Visitor Information

Opening times: Monday – Friday, 10am-6pm | Saturday, 11am-5pm

Admission: FREE

Address: Gallery of African Art (GAFRA), 45 Albemarle Street, London W1S 4JL

Nearest Underground Station: Green Park (Jubilee, Piccadilly and Victoria lines)

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Event: Justine Mahoney Opens Solo Show at Southern Guild Johannesburg

Don’t miss the chance to check out artist Justine Mahoney’s new exhibition which opened at Southern Guild in South Africa. The art exhibition is titled tainted and it’s a solo show of the Johannesburg-born artist.

Justine Mahoney-Solo-Show-SouthernGuildtainted presents a study of the jostling schizophrenia that exists between an apparent playful veneer and the darker element that lurks beneath the surface, presenting 10 sculptures and the corresponding collages from which they are drawn.

Justine Mahoney’s body of work are currently based on one seminal miniature sculpture which recall’s her first memory. At the age of three she was hospitalised for a bone degenerating disease in her left leg, a plaster cast was worn for that year. According to the artist’s bio, ‘her work deals with the struggle of life. Emotional and physical states are represented by an array of growths, swellings, attachments and almost parasitic mutations. An army of toy soldiers multiply. Siamese twin, freak, maimed, wounded, weighted, monstrous, transformed children belie their perfect toy like surface.’

About Southern Guild:
Southern Guild is the premier gallery for collectible,
limited edition South African design, showcasing
the most important work the country has to offer.

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Southern Guild & WHATIFTHEWORLD
Trumpet Building
19 Keyes Avenue, Keyes Art Mile
Rosebank, Johannesburg

Exhibition runs until 1 July

Must See: African Artists Showcasing at the 57th Venice Biennale

Venice has over the years become an art and architectural hotspot for investors, collectors, galleries and artists. The beautiful city in Italy will be hosting the 57th Venice Art Biennale from May to November 2017. Nigeria will be making its first official debut at the Biennale for the first time alongside 80 other countries. The Nigeria pavilion is commissioned by His Excellency, Governor Obaseki of Edo State, the pavilion’s exhibition will be curated by Adenrele Sonariwo and Emmanuel Iduma, and theme of their presentation is “How About NOW”.  The pavilion offers an opportunity for Nigeria to reflect on her history and heritage as well as champion her current fragmented but intertwined narratives. Visual artists whose works will be displayed are Victor Ehikhamenor, and Peju Alatise, and Dance / Performance Artist, Qudus Onikeku.

This will not be the only African country that will be participating.Victoria Miro is opening a new gallery in Venice for the first time. The London gallery will feature Chris Ofili for its opening. SouthAfrican pavilion will be showcasing the works of Mohau Modisakeng who is represented by Tyburn Gallery.

Find below the lists of African artists that will be showcasing at the International Venice Art Biennale over the next couple of month.

Chris Ofili: Poolside Magic | Victoria Miro Venice | 10 May – 1 July 2017

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Entitled Poolside Magic the exhibition comprises a suite of pastel, charcoal and watercolour works on paper, which are being shown together for the first time. Poolside Magic, in which a man in coat-tails serves a naked woman beside a swimming pool, riffs on themes of sexuality, mutability, magic and the occult, making reference to the vibrant and sensuous landscape and culture of Trinidad, where the artist lives and works.

The gallery will be opening during the Vernissage for the 57th Venice Biennale. The exhibition marks a return to the city for the artist. Ofili has previously represented Britain at the 50th Venice Biennale in 2003, when he presented his ambitious exhibition Within Reach, and in 2015 a suite of Ofili’s paintings were included in All The World’s Futures, the 56th International Art Exhibition of the Venice Biennale, curated by Okwui Enwezor. Chris Ofili’s exhibition Weaving Magic is at the National Gallery, London from 26 April to 28 August 2017.

Venue: Victoria Miro Venice, Il Capricorno, San Marco 1994, Venice
Private view: Tuesday 9 May, 5.30pm – 7.30pm
Exhibition 10 May – 1 July 2017
Time: 11.00am – 1.30pm and 3.00pm – 6.30pm | Extended hours during opening week 10 May – 14 May 2017 10.00am – 7.00pm
Admission is free

 

Mohau Modisakeng ‘Passage’ | South African Pavilion

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The South African Pavilion will be located at the Sale D’Armi, Arsenale. This year’s South African Pavilion will be a two-person show including work by Mohau Modisakeng and Candice Breitz, curated by Lucy MacGarry and Musha Neluheni.

Mohau Modisakeng is based in South Africa. His award winning and internationally exhibited photography, film, performance and installation work forms a personal and idiosyncratic exploration of a local narrative. Informed by a coming of age during our country’s violent political transition, his practice grapples with black male identity, body and place within a post-apartheid context. Modisakeng presents critical responses to ideas of nationhood, leadership, inequality and migrant labour that manifest visually as poignant moments of grieving and catharsis central to the current lived experience of contemporary South Africans.

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The Nigerian Pavilion will be located at the Scoletta dei Tiraoro e Battioro, Salizada San Stae, Santa Croce.

Writer and artist Victor Ehikhamenor will present a large-scale piece titled The Biography of the Forgotten.  The piece combines abstract shapes and traditional motifs inspired by a study of classical Benin art and the effect of colonialism on cultural heritage. It also pays homage to individuals who have made a difference and contributed to the art world from classicists to modernists.

Peju Alatise | Nigerian Pavilion

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Peju Alatise wears many hats. A researcher, lecturer, sculptor and trained architect, Peju will be presenting the Flying Girls.

She is known for her large scale, sculptural works tackling contemporary themes most recurring of which is gender and its associated politics.

Flying Girl is an installation of eight winged life-size girls, influenced by the story of a ten-year-old girl who works as a housemaid in Lagos. As an advocate for Girl Child safety, her work seeks to progress the discussion on the topic.

 

 

Qudus Onikeku | Nigerian Pavilion

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Thinker, dancer, choreographer, writer, curator, creative director, and filmmaker. Qudus Onikeku is the artistic director and founder of YK Projects, Paris and QDanceCenter. Lagos.

Qudus Onikeku’s presentation will be a trilogy of performance films titled Right Here, Right Now as an investigation through dance performance on the workings of the body and memory in connection to national consciousness.

He is a graduate of The National Higher School of Circus Arts, France. For two decades, he has retained a presence in the Nigerian choreographic scene, and part of the new generation creators springing up from Africa, known in Europe, Asia, in the USA, Latin America, and the Caribbean for his solo works, writings and groundbreaking research projects.

 

Senegalese Artist Issa Samb has Died (1945–2017)

Senegalese avant-gardist Issa Samb dies.

Senegalese artist Issa Samb passed away on 25 April, in Dakar.

Samb was one of the founders of seminal collective Laboratoire Agit-Art, formed in 1973, which brought together artists, musicians, filmakers, writers and performers.

Issa Samb was born in 1945 in Senegal and lives in Dakar. He studied art at Institut National des Arts and philosophy, law, and sociology at Université de Dakar in the late 1960s. In 1974 he founded, together with a group of artists, writers, film- makers, performance artists and musicians, the Laboratoire Agit’Art, whose aim was to transform the nature of artistic practice from a formalist, object-bound sensibility to practices based on experimentation and agitation, process rather than product, ephemerality rather than perma- nence. With a focus on the contingent character of actions, Laboratoire Agit’Art was informed by a critique of institutional power. He lived among his artworks in his courtyard-home-studio, which combines all sorts of objects: a permanent exhibition that varies on a daily basis.

The Senegalese artist Issa Samb has never seeked to be exhibited, preferring to show his works in his studio to escape the conformism of exhibition spaces. He nevertheless co-founded Galerie Tenq – Village des Arts. He was the author of numerous plays, poems and essays. A retro- spective of his work was held at the National Art Gallery, Dakar in 2010. His work has been included in exhibitions such as dOCUMENTA (13), Kassel, 2012, Biennale de l’Art Africain Contemporain, Dak’Art, Dakar, 2008 and ‘Seven Stories of Modern Art in Africa’, Whitechapel Gallery, London, 1995. Word!Word?Word! Issa Samb and the undecipherable form, his first solo exhibition in Europe was on view at OCA, Office of Contemporary Norway in 2013.

He held his first UK exhibition in 2014, curated by Koyo Kouoh, Artistic Director of Raw Material.

 

Moffat Takadiwa: Say Hello to English at Tyburn Gallery London

Award-winning artist Moffat Takadiwa is back to London-based art gallery Tyburn gallery for a new exhibition. Say Hello to English, is Takadiwa’s second art exhibition.

Born in Karoi, Zimbabwe, in 1983, and currently based in Harare, Takadiwa is known for his intricate wall sculptures and installations made from found materials, including spray-can debris, bottle tops and computer keyboard pieces. Takadiwa’s practice engages issues of material culture, spirituality, colonialism and identity, as well the environment.

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Say Hello to English touches a very interesting fact that Zimbabweans and Africans in general happen to speak English as a result of the British colonization and education. This has created a sort of English-speaking elite, while indigenous and native cultures are growing more and more out of use.

The art exhibition sees as inspiration the work of Kenyan writer Ngũgĩ wa Thiong’o. In his book ‘Decolonising the mind’, the author highlights the inseparable connection between language and culture, therefore between language and cultural dominance.

The exhibition consists of wall sculptures made from destroyed computer keyboards, through which the artist explores the legacy of this cultural imperialism perpetuated by language. For Takadiwa, language not only carries culture, but also embodies the values by which people perceive their place in the world.

 

Moffat Takadiwa is a graduated of Harare Polytechnic College, Zimbabwe in 2008. He belongs a school of the post-independence generation of artists in Zimbabwe.

Takadiwa has exhibited extensively across major institutions in Zimbabwe as well as internationally (USA, Europe and Asia).

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This should be a thought-provoking exhibition that will question our perception of native and English languages in the African context. Some of us have been guilty to some extent of not appreciating our native languages with fear of being perceived as ‘local’. Well here’s an exhibition that will inspire you to see things from a different lens. We will definitely be going to have a look!

 

Exhibition Facts

Artist:                           Moffat Takadiwa

Title:                            Say Hello to English

Address:                      Tyburn Gallery, 26 Barrett Street, London, W1U 1BG

Telephone:                  +44 (0)20 3388 0540

Website:                      www.tyburngallery.com

Email:                           info@tyburngallery.com

Dates:                          17 March – 6 May 2017

Private View:                Thursday 16 March 2017, 6-8.30PM

Opening Hours:           Tuesday – Friday, 10AM – 6PM, Saturday 10AM – 5PM

Admission:                   Free

Nearest Tube:              Bond Street

For information please contact: info@tyburngallery.com

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Benchmarks: New Prints by El Anatsui Now Showing at October Gallery London

From 5th April, London-based art gallery, October Gallery, will be displaying the new prints by master painter El Anatsui. Titled Benchmarks, the prints are created in collaboration with Factum Arte, an extraordinary studio based in Madrid renowned for its synergy of past, present and future techniques.

Even though, El Anatsui is internationally-renowned for his iconic hangings of  aluminium bottle-tops, transformed into a distinctive visual impact. The Venice Biennale’s Golden Lion for Lifetime Achievement recipient has always been in discovery of new media. According to October Gallery’s press release:

Anatsui’s metal wall sculptures are worked on by a team of assistants who crush, fold and pierce the bottle-tops on tables and on smaller flats of wood. The repetitive and relentless force exerted on these surfaces over many years has resulted in a landscape of textured relief embedded in the worktops. These wooden surfaces were delivered to the studios of Factum Arte together with some bottle-top off-cuts and cassava graters that had been used in earlier works, to serve as the primary source materials for this new series of prints.

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The art gallery will receive guests for the private opening in the upcoming week. If would like to attend, you can request for your invite and RSVP by clicking here.

A selction of pieces from the Benchmark series will be on display. Moreso, there is a gallery talk holding on Saturday 8th April, 3.00 pm at October Gallery. See details below.

Gallery Talk: In Conversation with Mike Ward, Director of the Intaglio Studio at Factum Arte. 

Saturday 8th April, 3.00 pm at October Gallery. Entry Free

Gerard Houghton, Director of Special Projects and Elisabeth Lalouschek, Artistic Director, October Gallery, London, will be in conversation with Mike Ward, Director of the Intaglio Studio at Factum Arte, discussing the new series of prints by El Anatsui.

Contact October Gallery for all enquiries.

Art Sales: art@octobergallery.co.uk
Rentals & Events: events@octobergallery.co.uk
Press & Media: press@octobergallery.co.uk