We congratulate fellow Moshekwa Langa for his the first major solo exhibition in the Netherlands - Omweg 03.09.22 / 04.12.22 at KM21 The Hague.
His significant video work 'Where Do I Begin' sets off the exhibition. Langa will also be showing new work made specially for the exhibition, including a series of large works in natural charcoal on paper. He is interested in capturing fleeting moments or events, and leaving traces. Charcoal, which is left over when wood is burnt, serves as a metaphor to evoke something that is no longer there, time that has passed.
Langa makes drawings, collages, photographs, paintings, videos and installations. His personal history is a common thread in all his work. Langa grew up in South Africa in the age of apartheid – the system of racial separation that existed from 1948 to 1990 – and his poetic work focuses on themes like displacement, alienation and identity. This is reflected in artworks often inspired by maps, sometimes organic and abstract, and sometimes interwoven with language.
Read more information on the museum website: https://www.km21.nl/en/exhibitions/moshekwa-langa