A Quoi Ça Sert? @FFGH
14 November 2013
As part of Afiriperfoma Biennale of Performance and Live Art, First Floor Gallery Harare, hosted a unique rooftop performance by Tresor Malaya, a gifted visual and performance artist from Democratic Republic of Congo. A Quoi Ça Sert? (What is the point?) like much of Malaya’s performance practice bridges contemporary African history and reality with the magic, mystery and spirituality of traditional practices. Intense!
Time to Pretend - Constructions of Heritage, Memory and Belonging @FFGH
11 November 2013
On invitation of AFiRIperFOMA Performance Biennial 2013 the exhibition TiME TO PRETEND focused on the various links between performance art, memory, heritage and media.TiME TO PRETEND assembled different ways to trigger traces of the past and transform them into contemporary narratives. Artists: Wura-Natasha Ogunji (Nigeria / USA), Dennis Feser (Germany), Kemang Wa Lehulere (South Africa), Marcio Carvalho (Portugal / Germany), Mudi Yahaya (Nigeria), Chriss Aghana Nwobu (Nigeria), Jeannette Ehlers (Denmark) and Anne Zanele Mutema (Zimbabwe) Tresor Malaya (DRC). Curated by Oyinda Fakeye, Martin Baasch & Jude Anowigh.
In Black & White Exhibition @FFGH
29th August 2013
“In Black & White” is an innovative exhibition presenting brand new bodies of work from Anne Zanele Mutema and Gresham Tapiwa Nyaude. Both young artists have been in active participants in the Harare emerging visual art scene for the past couple of years, but this is the first time that each is presenting a comprehensive new body of work. Ideas and images that emerge are both challenging and disturbing, showing a depth and insight that is in stark contrast to the colourful levity often expected from the young.
Children's Exhibition at Chimanimani Arts Festival
12 August 2013
For the third year running, Team First Floor has brought visual art to Chimanimani Festival. Following up on our work with the children of Chimanimani last year, we brought a project, teaching children to work with paint, mix colours and create large works. The results were spectacular! Given materials and key skills, children ranging in age from 6 to 12 produced remarkable works, showing the depth of talent and enthusiasm for visual creativity, to compete with adult artists!
No Limits - HIFA Exhibition at FFGH
“No Limits!” Artists Choice Exhibition & Competition is a Zimbabwean first. In this unique art event, young Zimbabwean artists and audiences, become participants, co-curators and art judges for the first time. The motto of the event is “Art is for Everyone!” The culmination will be the announcement of prize and auction winners on Sunday 2 May 2013. With No Limits, Art really is for Everyone at HIFA 2013.
I am, I was, I could be Exhibition at FFGH
Opening: 28 March 2013
The exhibition brings together two artists divided by continents, climates and language. The two artists on their journey struggle to understand and find answers to the same questions. The questions of who am I, what does it mean to be alive, what is the connection of the body and spirit, how do we negotiate the relationship between the self and the world outside. Mavis Tauzeni (Harare) Willemijn de Groot (Amsterdam).
Chiso | Face Exhibition at FFGH
Opening: 28 February 2013
How we see and what we know are at the heart of “Chiso – Face” portrait exhibition, launching the 2013 season at First Floor Gallery Harare. The project, challenged a group of young artists to work in their chosen medium to portray someone they know well and who is important to them in some way. Young artists including Franlyn Dzingai, Sabina Musvati, Kresiah Mukwazhi, Mavis Tauzeni, Wycliffe Mundopa, Terrence Musekiwa and others responded in a remarkable variety of media ranging from photography, fashion, painting, print-making and sculpture and found object practice, to create a remarkable and exciting exhibition.