Moshekwa Langa

11 Apr - 08 Jun 2014

© Moshekwa Langa
from the serie "Textpieces", 2014
The Jealous Lover
11 April – 8 June 2014

This series of exhibitions is entitled "Solo for ...". These are solo exhibitions for artists who have been first discovered and exhibited in the ifa Galleries years ago, at the beginning of their international careers, and sometimes for the first time in Germany. Moshekwa Langa’s work was shown in the late nineties – now he is present with his site-specific work The Jealous Lover. Moshekwa Langa (*1975 in Bakenberg/Southafrica) is just as familiar with European culture, and particularly literature, as he is with the visual culture of South Africa. He combines and weaves together diverse European and African themes, motifs and elements, creating installations, works on paper, photographs and videos that form a new assemblage. He often uses ordinary materials like strings, watercolors, found items, tape, thread reels and threads. It is precisely that these threads tell (hi)stories. They connect different objects, thoughts, associations; with his threads Langa weaves a visual and often also linguistic net of political experiences and personal memories – between Apartheid and exile. Everything is connected to everything else, there are no linear developments; the lines meander and meet at various intersections. Moshekwa Langa’s works therefore stand for the experiences people make in a globalised world, for the difficulties and also the fascination that comes with moving through this world in which verything is interconnected.

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