KUDZANAI CHIURAI - WHILE THE HARVEST ROTS
12 January - 18 February 2018
We're proud to annouce our second solo show by Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai(b. 1981) who engages in a re-contextualisation of colonial imagery in his Genesis series, which takes as a departure point stone reliefs commemorating the expeditions of David Livingstone and counters them by imagining an Africa reconnected with its rich traditional past. The photographic series is a brief recount of the individuals that ventured with Livingstone into unexplored territories in central Africa. They included other Europeans who sought similar adventures and the porters and guides who bore the weight of their supplies as well as slaves freed from Arab slave traders. It imagines Livingstone's journey with guiding principles that Christianity and commerce were inseparable.
Kudzanai is the subject of a retrospective at the new museum Zeitz MOCAA - Museum of Contemporary African Art in Cape Town running until 31 March 2018.