PRESS RELEASE: SOCIAL GRAVITY
JULY 31 2014
National gallery of Zimbabwe in Bulawayo, 75 Joshua M.N. Nkomo Street/ L. Takawira Avenue Bulawayo
The National Gallery in Bulawayo is pleased to present “Social Gravity” an exhibition of over 25 moving artworks by three artists, two young Bulawayo artists and one guest established contemporary artists. The exhibition is curated by Cliford Zulu. Social Gravity is the ultimate project presenting the work by Godfrey Lotus Makopa a painter and Abgail Mathe a metal sculptor. The two artists completed a six months residency with the National Gallery in Bulawayo after they were awarded Best Young Female and Young Artist of promise respectively in the 27th Visual Artists’ Association of Bulawayo (VAAB) Annual Exhibition 2013.
The exhibition touches upon contemporary issues that are confronting the underpinnings of society in the region – but which also reflect national realities and conditions in in the face of economic challenges. To us this show brings new light to the future of Bulawayo art as it is diverse, aesthetic and reveals an amazing experimental energy.
A walk about of the artist’s journey from January to July 2014t and curators will take place on 01 August at 11am in the Marshall Baron Gallery. The Talk will highlight contemporary dynamics in aesthetics and form in a dialogue and the artist’s personal feelings on the exhibition.
Social Gravity marks the beginning of our July to December exhibition calendar that will see the opening of Crossing Bridges by two 2013 NAMA winners and a Thatha series exhibition in August, Bulawayo @ 120 photography exhibition and Intwasa visual arts exhibition in September.
Social Gravity is produced in collaboration with Israel Israel and Tafadzwa Gwetai mentors to the two artist and artists in their own. The exhibition and the residency project is made possible with great support by the Alliance Francaises of Bulawayo.
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