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Two Solo Exhibitions

10 October 2019

Phambi Kwedlovu by Paulo Nazareth
 
Nazareth, who describes himself as an artist ‘that lives and works throughout the world', integrates found imagery, organic matter and urban detritus into his sculptures, installations and paintings, to spotlight the connections between historic migrations, contemporary expressions of the colonial encounter and the contours of diaspora. 
 
Phambi Kwedlovu, translating from isiXhosa as ‘before the elephant’, looks at this animal’s physical, metaphorical and idiomatic existence. Nazareth states, ‘The elephant is the memory, but you are also the elephant; the elephant is like the joker in a card game, it can be used for many things.’
 
Welcome to Frontier Country by Simon Gush
 
This project started in 2016 as a simple idea for a short film based on an anecdote about my ancestor, Richard Gush. On arriving in Salem, South Africa, he deliberately built a church before building a house for his family – the act of work a way to claim his space in a new land. The project grew, and the turning point in my research came when I discovered that this church and the land around Salem were part of a controversial land claim making its way through the courts and still awaiting its final conclusion. The legal aspect of this land claim forms the basis of Land is in the Air, the first of three films on exhibition.

Participating: Paulo Nazareth and Simon Gush

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STEVENSON CAPE TOWN
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Gallery Hours: Monday - Friday: 09:00 - 17:00. Saturday: 10:00 - 13:00




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