Chulumanco “There’s nothing quite as valuable as family for those lucky enough to have one”. “It’s the stick-together family that wins the joys of earth, That hears the sweetest music and that finds the finest mirth; It’s the old home roof that shelters all the charm that life can give; There you find the gladdest play-ground, there the happiest spot to live”.
Crazy Little Thing Called Love: Nedia Were Solo When Nedia Were considers ‘love, connections and relationships’ as ‘the most important aspect in human life’, he is tapping our core longing in a time that has become brutally divisive, hurtful and hateful, in which reason has been vanquished, intuition obliterated, the only call heeded by the majority, trapped in their respective silos, one that
On this occasion, Eclectica presents African portraiture , by renowned artist from the African continent , for whom Marshall is a powerful influence, as is the photographer Zanele Muholi.
Our intentions, as a gallery and as a team, have always been to provide a platform that highlights and celebrates the narratives of and from the African continent and so, by hosting a group exhibition in August each year, our focus turns towards sharing the stories of woman and non-binary artists. This means turning towards conversations around the impact of gender, its definitions, and the constraints that shape and reflect society at large.
At no point in the history of painting has the black body been so exalted, fetishized, or scrutinised. I believed the matter to be one driven by colonial guilt, the attrition of white mythological power, and, in lieu of a more hybrid and global grasp of humanity, the need for revisionism. This greater inclusivity is certainly the case, but so is the ongoing commodification
Boni & Wes: Moving backwards is still moving As part of our Womxn’s Month program, Eclectica Contemporary is pleased to announce the opening of Boni & Wes: Moving backwards is still moving, which presents an interrogation of space, intimacy, and repetition. Moving backwards still still moving functions as a documentation of the unremitted fluctuation of movement and stillness within the universe, sameness and
Tones brings together ideas that have germinated, growing silently and carefully, over the past few months. Since the beginning of 2020, or perhaps long before, the world has been in various states of flux, requiring a change of pace, a different dynamic and altered means of interaction. Thus, as we shift in tone to new possibilities, acknowledging the tensions and sounds of strain, and
Elsewhere - Hussein Salim Hussein Salim is no stranger to travel, finding new environments, adapting to new living spaces. Having traveling extensively since leaving Khartoum, Sudan in the 1980s, his experiences have layered his work with a dense patterning of memory, reminiscence of place and intricate symbolisms influenced by different cultural contexts. A poem titled The Importance of Elsewhere by
Asanda Kupa - Relearn, my soul Kupa’s latest body of work that follows up from his previous solo. Relearn, my soul is a culmination of a period of Kupa’s self-investigation that grappled with the importance of the three stages of life: birth, life and death. His explorations have taken him on a journey to find himself, and in the process
Borders are critical and complex entities, concepts and constructs. Many artists have engaged with notions of permeability, transience and constraints in relation to borders but few have dealt with the impressions of borders and their bureaucratic ephemera as tangibly as Onyis Martin. Before Tomorrow Comes is a presentation of his latest body of work, as a solo exhibition at a Eclectica