This exhibition was chosen as a part of Turin Oomph / Rome Oomph, a roundup of the most effective reveals in these cities throughout November 2022.
“Landscapes of Hidden Phrases” presents the work of three artists born in several African nations, Karla Nixon, LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene and Renée Akitelek Mboya, whose analysis is related to the reckoning of non-public reminiscences and pictures associated to their native areas and traditions. The three artists reinterpret hidden, oppressed and sometimes misrepresented tales in several methods.
“This exhibition—writes Laura Burocco—combines collectively totally different media and supplies, from video to images and photomontage, to pictorial installations, by way of which the artists examine the definition of a belonging territory and the development of a singular and collective id.”
Karla Nixon’s works is developed between abstraction and figuration. She makes use of paper, hand- reduce, painted, glued. Lower paper is traditionally associated to craftsmanship, it’s delicate topic within the African context, however Nixon desires the customer to look past the fabric and the approach, dropping within the intricate textures that she rhythmically overlaps and articulates. Within the exhibition there are a sequence of current works, comparable to Dune II and Flood gentle and rain fall, which, with their texture and intense colour, evoke pure landscapes.
LegakwanaLeo Makgekgenene presents a sequence of photomontages with the intent of rewriting the collective dimension of a nationwide reminiscence primarily based on a disguised id, as within the case of Botswana’s public monuments. Her works could be ascribed to a digital manipulation of folklore, a story between previous, current and future, between actual life, custom and creativeness, the place photographs of monuments and nationwide symbols intertwine. These works are a part of a sequence introduced in 2022 within the Botswana Pavilion, questioning the problem posed by the curatorship of the Venice Biennale about what it means a world the place everybody can change, rework, turn into one thing or another person.
at A PICK GALLERY, Turin
till January 14, 2023