National Gallery to exhibit Africa Art at Work

After a successful African tour since February 2011, Visionary Africa Art at Work finds its way to Harare where it will open an exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

The exhibition which features the works of a famous British Architech David Adjaye and the diaspora based Cameroonian Simon Njami will open towards the end of May.

National Gallery of Zimbabwe Deputy Director Raphael Chikukwa said the exhibitions contain the works of Adjaye and Njami in collaboration with a host of local artists.

"It encompasses the works of re owned international artists who have been touring Africa in collaboration with a host of local artists including Kelvin Dondo", said Chikukwa.

Art at Work exhibit photographs from Afjaye's African Cities a project he shot in Africa between 1960 to 2010.

Chikukwa said the exhibition will host photography inside the gallery and a pavilion designed by David Afjaye outside the gallery(in the park).

The exhibition which comes organized by the European Union will include the artist residency dialogue that allows an African artist to develop a project in dialogue with a partner institution where the platform is hosted.

Africa at Work was launched Tripoli in November 2010 and has travelled to Ouadougou(Burkinafaso), Addis Ababa(Ethiopia), Cairo(Egypt), now in Harare towards Kampala to close in Brussels.

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