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DATE & TIME

21 January - 21 January 2018

4:00PM - 5:30PM

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Location: Scheryn Collection Arena, Level 0, Zeitz MOCAA

Notions of Home: A Conversation with Lungiswa Gqunta

Participants:
Lungiswa Gqunta (South Africa)
Marijke Tymbios, Mikael Kamras and Fredrik Oweson Assistant Curator of Sculpture (Zeitz MOCAA)
Sibonelo Ndwalane, Wendy Fisher Assistant Curator of Sculpture (Zeitz MOCAA)

Organisers:
Marijke Tymbios, Mikael Kamras and Fredrik Oweson Assistant Curator of Sculpture (Zeitz MOCAA)

Notions of Home: A Conversation with Lungiswa Gqunta is a discussion between artist, Lungiswa Gqunta and Zeitz MOCAA Assistant Curators of Sculpture, Marijke Tymbios and Sibonelo Ndwalane in which the various themes and creative processes in Gqunta’s work will be unpacked.

The discussion centres on Gqunta’s exhibition which is currently on display at Zeitz MOCAA, focusing on how the concept of ‘home’ has been integrated and expanded on from her earlier work.

Gqunta’s use of specific materials, spatial composition and methods of display form part of this discussion in order to provide a greater understanding of the historic and contemporary socio-political climates she addresses in her work.

R.S.V.P.: Email Marijke Tymbios on marijke.tymbios@zeitzmocaa.museum 

About Lungiswa Gqunta:

Born in Port Elizabeth, South Africa, Lungiswa Gqunta completed her undergraduate degree at the Nelson Mandela Metropolitan University in 2012 with a B-Tech Degree in Fine Art Sculpture. In 2014, she moved to Cape Town, where she recently completed her Masters in Fine Art at the University of Cape Town.

Her work provides commentary on the tools of segregation and oppression, using familiar and domestic objects which, when combined, become weapons. Bedsheets, beer bottles and matches recreate petrol bombs, pointing to the mobilisation of modes of resistance and agency.

Gqunta exhibited her Masters exhibition in February of 2017 at the Michaelis Galleries, Cape Town, titled The Home of Residue. She then went on to exhibit her first commercial solo, titled Qokobe at Whatiftheworld Gallery, (Cape Town: 2017). Her work deals with spatial legacies, specifically the modes of exclusion and oppression within democratic South Africa.

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