All Our Ancestors Exhibition by at FFGH
02 September 2014
All Our Ancestors is intended to mesh spiritual and humanistic values of two cultures, which share a colonial and a religious past. An aim of the proposal is to look at ways of rehabilitating Zimbabwean tradition from the stigma of Christianisation enabling establishment of a peer-based dialogue and relationship on the basis of shared monotheistic worldview, spiritual plurality and traditions acknowledged and validated through art.
Wayland Rudd Collection Exhibition at FFGH
20 June 2014
First Floor Gallery Harare is very pleased to present The Wayland Rudd Collection, a collaborative project organized byYevgeniy Fiks that focuses on the representation of Africans and African-Americans in Soviet visual culture. A point of departure for this project is Fiks’ collection of over 200 Soviet images (paintings, movie stills, posters, graphics, etc.) of Africans and African-Americans spanning from the 1920s to the 1980s. Fiks invited contemporary artists and academics to select one or more images from this collection and to respond to it, either via artwork or other forms.
Rotating Objects/Spinning Tales Exhibition by K_Van at FFGH
08 May 2014
In this exhibition, K_Van places small objects on a platform which rotates by means of a small mechanical device. The objects are experiments and studies that make part of an evolving process. The artist observes the shadows of the objects form on the surface, using this experience in his research of forms and texture for his paintings and drawings.
Umlindo Performance at FFGH
3 May 2014
Umlindo is a performance by South African artist Sikhumbuzo Makandula. The body of work titled Umlindo alludes to a vigil and the act of waiting for the arrival of someone and in this case the initiate who never returned back from rite of passage of circumcision due to death.
Harare No Limits Exhibition at FFGH
1 May 2014
First Floor Gallery Harare, Zimbabwe's leading space for emerging contemporary art presents HARARE NO LIMITS, an exhibition opening during the Harare International Festival of the Arts 2014.
Harare’s top emerging contemporary artists hijack the gallery to create their vision of the city and its people.
In Perpetual Motion, video art exhibition by Darlington Muyengwa and Thomas Muziyirwa at FFGH
10 April 2014
A new collaborative exhibition of video and sound works from Darlington Muyengwa and Thomas Muziyirwa
For Muyengwa and Muziyirwa there is no conflict between traditional and contemporary. The step towards video art came from this very desire to experiment and to link their painting and printing and sculpting practices with the exciting possibilities of video and sound.
Dramascapes by Wycliffe Mundopa at FFGH
13 February 2014
First Floor Gallery Harare is proud open 2014 exhibition programme with Dramascapes, solo exhibition by Wycliffe Mundopa, a major new body of work, introducing some the artist’s largest canvases to date as well as a new series works on paper.
Dramascapes, speaks to the extraordinary drama of ordinary lives. It delivers powerful and uncompromising testimonials of unspoken and unspeakable truths concealed by the public face of routines and social conventions.