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Uprooted: A conversation with Zimbabwean artist Michele Mathison

On the occasion his first solo exhibition, Uproot at London’s Tyburn Gallery, artist Michele Mathison speaks with Houghton Kinsman on migratory experience and what it means to be uprooted.

Depicting Thorns in Virginia Chihota’s Flesh

In Conversation with emerging Zimbabwean artist, Virginia Chihota on her current exhibition and European solo debut at London’s Tiwani Contemporary Virginia Chihota sets herself apart through her wrought depictions of the human condition…

Tracing Emerging Artistic Practice in Zimbabwe

Owing to almost a decade long financial crisis that characterised much of the 2000s, Zimbabwe’s local art scene has faced many significant infrastructural and monetary challenges. The turbulent economy-which only subsided in 2009-…

Rethinking institutional approaches to emerging artistic practice in Zimbabwe

In conversation with First Floor Gallery on the responsibility of artistic institutions in shaping emerging discourse. Self-declared as Zimbabwe’s first emerging artist-run gallery and operating in a country where the majority of the…

Surveying Zimbabwe’s Artistic Landscape

Bulawayo based curator Mthabisi Phili shares thoughts on the current state of the arts  and education in Zimbabwe  Working simultaneously as both an independent curator and founder of Voices in Colour, an organisation…

Jackie Nickerson | Terrain, An Atypical View on Farming

Jackie Nickerson | Terrain, An Atypical View on Farming

Soft muted colours, abstraction, sculptural configurations, farm equipment as quasi readymades. Not exactly what you’d expect from a photo essay on agribusiness and that is exactly the point.  Terrain is meant to be…

Jackie Nickerson | Our Daily Bread

While getting ready to speak with Jackie Nickerson about ‘Terrain’ my main interests were the aesthetic and sculptural qualities of the compilation, with some inquiries orbiting the place labourers hold in national psyche. In…

Misheck Masamvu | You Are Outside The System

Misheck Masamvu | You Are Outside The System

Part of Zimbabwe’s ‘born-free generation’ Misheck Masamvu bucked expectations when he decided to become an artist. Born in the 1980s to a Shona blue collar family from Mutare and Marondera, there was an…

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