We are pleased for the 32nd year to be hosting the VAAB annual exhibition in Bulawayo Curated by Cliford Zulu, Bulawayo Zimbabwe
Amalevuls is an exhibition putting into the spotlight the Zimbabwean events “THIS TIME LAST YEAR” weighing in on vocabularies such as ASANTE SANA, 1:1 BOND, TARGETING, CRIMINALS, AROUND, DISPENSATION, VISION, 2030, PROTEST, ELECTIONS and how they have impacted on our lives THIS YEAR. Amalevuls will make statements based on observation, scuttlebutt, research, news, lies and other verifiable sources with the bold statement whose focus is NOW.
So much has happened and so much has not happened in this context Amalevuls is a word inspired by the English word levels as a verb means –heights to raise or lower to a particular level or position, to make horizontal, to bring (something) to the level of the ground, to knock down (a person), to make equal, to make even or uniform, to reduce in number or regularize.
In the context of Zimbabwe this time last year; the word relates to the feelings and emotions, experience, hope, hopelessness an anomaly of memory, since despite the strong sense of recollection, the time, place, and practical context of the “previous” experience or Déjà vu. The show by Bulawayo artists will aim to bring all these experiences into one space were the audiences will continue the dialogue reflect and move forward with memory that will remain them of this time last year even in the next 10 years.
Entries are open to artists across the country as long as they deliver their work at the National Gallery in Bulawayo by end of day Friday 30 November 2018. Submissions must be made at the gallery reception by to fully paid up members at $10 for 2019 membership in studio 5 and $5 as entry fee paid at the gallery reception ($15) Deadline for submission is November 30 and the exhibition will open at the NGBs Marshall Baron Gallery on Friday 14 December 2018 marking the end of the 2018 exhibition calendar and artist end of year after party.
The following categories will be recognised and awarded
Overall best work
Best female artist
Young artist of promise
For more information please contact the curator, Cliford Zulu on 0292270721 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org