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2021-04-08 | Fellow Terrence Musekiwa will represent Zimbabwe at the 59th Venice Biennale

safda adf afs Thami Mnyele Foundation is thrilled to share that fellow Terrence Musekiwa has been selected to represent Zimbabwe at the 59th Venice Biennale. The Pavilion is curated by Fadzai Muchemwa.

Terrence Musekiwa comes from a long line of sculptors. He started carving stone at the age of five, at first helping his father, Kennedy Musekiwa, 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. 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.

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Thami Mnyele Foundation promotes the exchange of art and culture between Africa and the Netherlands.