In celebrating of Zimbabwe’s independence in 2016, the National Gallery in Bulawayo is pleased to present the second Zimbabwe Independence Annual exhibition titled Memorialisation by local Zimbabwean artists, as a way of engaging the participation by artists throughout the country on National Issues. The exhibition also seeks to captivate the nation to revive the spirit of Ubuntu/uhnu that has dwindled over the past 10years by celebrating our cultural diversity and shared history, further enriching the nation’s cultural heritage and tangible visual culture. The exhibition is making statements concerning our social developments, environmental surroundings and cultural inheritance, but above all it asks you the observer” What does memorialisation in the context of Zimbabwe’s independence mean to you”? In this setting the definition of the word Memorialisation, implies a tradition, inheritance, legacy, culture and customs or one’s visual perspective of Zimbabwe’s independence. The exhibition aims to be seen as a contemporary guide for creative memory of our Independence celebrations in April/ May and driving to preserve cultural archives of the country’s inventive activities in the post-independence Zimbabwe, over the passage of time.
The exhibition features the work by Farai Mushandinga, Talent Kapadza, Nompilo Nkomo, Dumisani Ndlovu, Khumbulani Mpofu, Mercy Nhauranwa, Neville Starling, Jeanette Johnson, Joan Rarlow, Proud Moyo, Nkosiyazi Siziba and Lotus Makopa.
The exhibition runs until the end of May 2016
Enjoy the Show. We would like to hear from you. Contact the Curator Cliford Zulu