Continuing its commitment to making a significant contribution to the development of contemporary art in Africa and its diaspora, Zeitz MOCAA has partnered with Unfinished, an alliance of nine international arts organisations, as part of the alliance’s art initiative Unfinished Camp.
Driven by the conviction that the next generation of artists should have a seat at the table as we envision the future of ethical technology, the alliance spans five continents and currently includes 27 young artists from Botswana to Brazil. It aims to provide a global platform for the voices of young artists, gathering them periodically for face-to-face meetings (hence the name Camp).
To kick off the initiative, each institution, including Zeitz MOCAA, has invited three young artists to produce a short video artwork exploring the question, “What is the future of art in a decentralized world?”
The museum’s participating artists are:
The Botswana Pavilion, a collective of artists who through their work attempts to support and validate young creatives from Botswana by creating a platform for international visibility and art exchange and inspiring a sustainable creative industry locally;
Naomi Lulendo whose works are materialisations of interest in misappropriation – of words, meanings, objects, and identity. Her work includes painting, sculpture, photography, installation, and performance. Using the concept of “play” as a tool to shape and create hybrid objects, images, and texts, she observes the individual and collective, social and political implications of human mobility and cultural encounters in her work; and
Helena Uambembe who was born to Angolan parents who fled the civil war. Uambembe’s work is dominated by themes of the 32 Battalion (of which her father was a soldier), Pomfret, and her Angolan heritage. In it, she explores narratives surrounding history and place, interweaving connected symbols and archival material.
Date and time:
23 September 2021 – 31 October 2021
During museum opening hours, Thursday to Sunday
10:00 – 18:00