We are happy to share the news about the upcoming exhibition 'Tell Freedom. 15 South African artists' at Kunsthal KAdE Amersfoort, with amongst new work by Haroon Gunn-Sali, Molemo Gapare and Nare Mokgotho (MADEYOULOOK).
Artists Haroon Gunn-Sali, Molemo Gapare and Nare Mokgotho each had a short or longer residence in the Thami Mnyele Foundation. In their own unique way these artists represent a victory for the South Africa that the artist Thami Mnyele believed in and fought for. They also embrace different experiences and forms of expression representing the diversity of concerns that post-apartheid South Africa confronts. The Thami Mnyele Foundation is a fitting tribute to the legacy of Thami Mnyele , an artist who dreamed of becoming an international artist but chose instead to use his talent for the liberation of South Africa.
The artists featured in Tell Freedom are inspiring representatives of a generation of South African artists who have grown up largely since the abolition of apartheid. They carry the burden of their country's history of violence and injustice, but at the same time look for the future and the rest of the world with optimism. Their work examines and comments on social , political and economic injustices rooted in the colonial era and period of apartheid. Through it, they seek to understand their own position in the changing society of South Africa and at the same time to imagine the future.
The works of art in the exhibition confront visitors with the social inequality that exists in South Africa, but also in the Netherlands. A number of the artists have been asked to produce new works especially created for this exhibition and reflecting on the future: is it possible to envisage a future based on principles of humanity and equality, rather than on exclusion and division? the colonial era and period of apartheid. Through it, they seek to understand their own position in the changing society of South Africa and at the same time to imagine the future.
With: Bronwyn Katz, Neo Matloga, Donna Kukama, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Nolan Oswald Dennis, Lerato Shadi, Madeyoulook, Buhlebezwe Siwani, Lebohang Kganye, Ashley Walters, Francois Knoetze, Mawande Ka Zenzile, Kemang Wa Lehulere, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Sabelo Mlangeni.
Guest curators: Nkule Mabaso and Manon Braat.
For Tell Freedom Kunsthal KAdE Amsersfoort collaborated with CBK Zuidoost, Het Vijfde Seizoen and The Thami Mnyele Foundation. The exhibition runs from 27-01-2018 till 6-05 2018.
Kunsthal KAdE: www.kunsthalkade.nl, Tell Freedom
Address: Eemplein 77 (Eemhuis) 3812 EA Amsersfoort, Tel: +31 (0)33 4225030 firstname.lastname@example.org
Open from Tuesday till Sunday, 11 am. - 5 pm.
Exhibition supported by: the Mondrian Fund, BankGiro Lottery, Prince Bernhard Cultural Fund, Fentener van Vlissingen Fund, and Hendrik Muller Fund.