LOST AND FOUND EXHIBITION

June 2018

Lost and Found Exhibition Curated by Raphael Chikukwa

Running from  28 June to 14 September 2018

The itinerant exhibition is now in Bulawayo. We are presenting the Lost and Found, at the Bulawayo Gallery at the same time showing The legacy. These two exhibitions are capturing the energy and the spirit of Zimbabwean Unity.
Zimbabwe is highly famed for its gallant legacy of resilience stemming from the contentious and turbulent history largely framed in terms of strained race
relations and contested narratives of being and belonging.  Lost and Found:  Expectations, Uncertainty, Excitement and Hope Exhibition provide a platform for Zimbabwean artists to reflect and interrogate the social and economic fabric in the country in light of its most recent political transition.

All the images document an event in which the culmination of various agendas collided on that day, and produced a historic moment, which captured not only formally by artists; but also by amateur photographers, well-wishers, and the general crowd. It was unexpected and brought a new glimpse of hope for the healing of the nation and for moving forward.  Artworks displayed question ingrained history and engender new narratives based on memories and experiences of a restored legacy worth cherishing.

Lost and Found: Resilience, Uncertainty, Expectations, Excitement and Hope means to memorialise the events that changed the face of power and the political landscape. The experience that forged Zimbabwe’s new political and social order presents artists an opportunity to revisit and reflect upon the journey that many Zimbabweans have walked. The past 37 years showed the resilience of Zimbabweans and the new era brings excitement and hope.

For more details contact, Cliford Zulu on c.zulu@nationalgallery.co.zw