Molemo Gapare Moiloa is part of MADEYOULOOK, a Johannesburg based inter-discipliTerrence Musekiwa (b. 1990, Harare, Zimbabwe) comes from a long line of sculptors. He started carving stone at the age of five, at first helping his father and later moving away from traditional aesthetics. He breaks the divide between traditional and contemporary. While each work begins with the familiar toil of shaping the stone, works are then fused with a myriad of found and industrial objects including chains, plastics, glue, and resin. His visual language wrestles with convention to simultaneously challenge and pay homage to Zimbabwean tradition. His conceptual vernacular introduces a dialogue about present-day Zimbabwe, its mechanics, politics, micro and macro trade systems, hardships and a quality of magic that permeates the personal lives of its inhabitants.
Musekiwa studied at The School of The National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare (2013) and completed two art residencies in 2016: Tiroche DeLeon in Tel Aviv, and CTG: Newfoundland in Canada with the CTG Collective. In 2018 he will be an Artist In Residence at OMI New York. His work has been exhibited and collected internationally, with his first institutional inclusion in 2016 at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.nary artist collaborative between Nare Mokgotho and Molemo Gapare Moiloa. The works of MADEYOULOOK often reference everyday innovations; aspects of inner-city life that find simple solutions to ordinary challenges. Related to this is MADEYOULOOK's broader interest in art's relation to audience, concepts of publics and what constitutes an audience. Notions of knowledge production and access to ownership in the wider sense are also central to our thinking. DIY serves as a typical approach, not only to our interests, but also to our own functioning.
Nare Mokgotho and Molemo Moiloa stay in residency at the Thami Mnyele Foundation untill 2 February 2018. They take part in the exhibition ‘Tell Freedom. 15 South African artists’ at Kunthal KAdE, Amersfoort (NL) which runs from 27 January till 6 May 2018. As artist participating in this show, Nare Mokgotho and Molemo Moiloa together with Haroon Gunn-Salie, each had a short or longer residence in the Thami Mnyele Foundation. And 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.
Folktales and Taboos #NL1
The Thami Mnyele Foundation is working on invitation from Chiko Chazunguza from the Dzimbanethe Art Interaction Zimbabwe, CBK Zuidoost Amsterdam, on the continuated project since 2016 "Folktales and Taboos # NL1"; initiated by the dutch artist RaQuel van Haver and former Thami Mnyele foundation resident Admire Kamudzengerere, Zimbabwe.
This project "Folktales and Taboos # NL1" is a research on old ancient folktales and taboos that are imbedded in the culture . This project focusses on research, workshops, discussion and process. The intention of this project came from the fact that RaQuel van Haver and Admire Kamudzengerere worked together in Zimbabwe and felt the urge to collect and write down these ancient, old and most of all important tales before they got lost, for example by a religion such as Christianity. This collaboration means that artist from different kind of back grounds, experiences, culture but also different kind of tales the brought up with can be a mirror for one and other. A mirror to reflect upon ones life, decisions, culture and preferences.
The whole project will be on show in November 2018 in the CBK Zuidoost.