Curated by Raphael Chikukwa, Unevenness brings together concerns from both the pre-colonial and post-colonial eras by engaging artists who make substantial bodies of work that interrogate these issues. The show provides an insight into the power wars currently taking place all over the globe.
“The exhibition further aims at challenging the preconceived ideas about the minority cultures in Africa, Asia and Latin American versus the dominant cultures,” said NGZ Information officer Cecilia Kamuputa.
“In this display, artistes will critically question the nature of the relationships constructed from the interaction of histories and religions across the world.”
The exhibition will also be aimed at contributing to the current dialogue about globalisation and how the process benefits different people across the globe.
Unevenness will also look at the principles of marginalisation while examining the issue of freedom within a wider context of the current global village and the concept of the global community.
“The exhibition invites audiences to examine responses to confrontations with a difference and this consideration is in keeping with an intelligent display of work which seeks to challenge widespread notions within society regarding social, economic, cultural, historical, racial and religious differences,” said Kamuputa.
She said the relationship between certain cultures and histories remained wary and uneven and the show would be a platform for artists from all communities to show their different views on the topic.
Zimbabwean artists billed to have their work on display include, Saki Mafundikwa, Melania Chisango, Munyaradzi Mazarire, Gareth Nyandoro, Masimba Hwati, Anne Mpalume, Bhetule, Irene Karuva, Tafadzwa Gwetai, Israel Israel, Dominic Benhura, Stanford Derere, Norbert Shamuyarira, Arthur Fata, Voti Thebe, Portia Zvavahera, Semina Mpofu, Berry Thomas, Lin Berrie, Rudo Zijena and Taylor Nkomo.
From other countries the exhibition will have works from South Africa’s Themba Shibase, Mohau Modisakeng, Mitchelle Mathison and Breeze Yoko, Senegal’s Samba Fall, Simon Leigh from the United States, Jelili Atiku of Nigeria, Canada’s Bushra Junaid and Jason Parr from the United Kingdom.