“This is not Africa, this is us” part III at West Den Haag / MOUSSE CONTEMPORARY ART MAGAZINE

“This is not Africa, this is us” part III at West Den Haag

by mousse

March 16~2014

Presented by West ‘This is not Africa, this is us’ is a triple exhibition and debate taking place as part of Art Rotterdam in February 2014. Held at Kunsthal Rotterdam, Part I showed a monumental video installation by Zimbabwean artist Kudzanai Chiurai. Part II presented photos by Chiurai with works of South African artists Simon Gush and Kemang Wa Lehulere at Art Rotterdam. Part III a series of black and white films by Gush and chalk mural and a performance by Kemang Wa Lehulere at West’s home base in Den Haag.

On Friday 7 February, Part III opened at West Den Haag, where a new black and white film by Simon Gush can be found. As part of a larger examination of the correlations between labor and society, Gush’s installation highlights the highlights the vulnerability to the pressure of a Calvinist work ethic. Kemang Wa Lehulere (resident at the Rijksakademie Amsterdam) created a new chalk mural around Nat Nakasa’s work, life, exile and death. The opening included a performance by Wa Lehulere called ‘A Native of Nowhere (A Sketch)’.

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at West Den Haag

until 29 March 2014

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Above – Kemang Wa Lehulere, A Native of Nowhere (A Sketch), 2014

Simon Gush, After the work stopped, 2014

Simon Gush, Sunday Light, 2014

Simon Gush, Homless Song, 2014

Kemang Wa Lehulere, A Native of Nowhere (A Sketch), 2014

“This is not Africa, this is us” part III installation views at West Den Haag, 2014

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Courtesy: the Artists; West Den Haag, Den Haag.