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Kudzanai Chiurai / We Live in Silence

31 August - 14 October 2017
Goodman Gallery, Johannesburg

Goodman Gallery Johannesburg 31 August – 14 October 2017

The Women’s Jail at Constitution Hill Opening Saturday 9 September at 18:00

Goodman Gallery is pleased to announce a major, dual-location exhibition by Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai, titled We Live in Silence, in which a new series of characteristically theatrical and politically charged works (photographs, videos, drawings, paintings and installation) will be presented.

Artworks

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Work: 193.5 x 150 cm
Pigment ink on fibre paper
Work: 193.5 x 150 cm
Pigment ink on fibre paper
Work: 193.5 x 150 cm
Pigment ink on fibre paper
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Pigment ink on fibre paper
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Pigment ink on fibre paper
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About

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Kudzanai Chiurai

Kudzanai Chiurai (b. 1981, Zimbabwe) is a multi-disciplinary artist working in photography, drawings, film, painting, and sculpture. Chiurai was born one year after Zimbabwe gained independence from British rule, therefore his practice largely focuses around cycles of political, economic and social conflict present in postcolonial societies.

Chiurai’s latest project, The Library of Things We Forgot to Remember, is built around his collecting practice focused on preserving archives and memorialising social and cultural history from southern Africa. "The Library of Things We Forgot to Remember is a work that I consider to be itself a form of liberated zone. I consider the archival material and recording as broadcasts of Afro-futures. A frequency that mobilised and energised the struggle for independence and liberation. It’s an archive that brings the past into the present and will continue to echo as we consider our futures.” – Kudzanai Chiurai

Chiurai has held numerous solo exhibitions since 2003 and has participated in various local and international exhibitions, such as Figures & Fictions: Contemporary South African Photography (2011) at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London and Impressions from South Africa, 1965 to Now (2011) at the Museum of Modern Art in New York. Other notable exhibitions include The Divine Comedy: Heaven, Purgatory and Hell Revisited curated by Simon Njami at Museum für Moderne Kunst in Frankfurt (2014) and SCAD Museum of Art, Savannah USA (2015), as well as Art/Afrique, Le nouvel atelier (2017) at the Fondation Louis Vuitton in Paris, Regarding the Ease of Others (2017) at the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa, Genesis [Je n’isi isi]- We Live in Silence at IFA in Stuttgart, Germany and Ubuntu, a Lucid Dream (2020) at the Palais de Tokyo in Paris.

Chiurai’s Conflict Resolution series was exhibited at DOCUMENTA (13) (2012) in Kassel and the film Iyeza was one of the few African films to be included in the New Frontier shorts programme at the Sundance Film Festival in 2013. Chiurai has held numerous solo exhibitions with Goodman Gallery and has edited four publications with contributions by leading African creatives.

At present the artist lives and works in Harare, Zimbabwe.

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