Kudzanai Chiurai, ‘Genesis [Je n'isi isi] IX’, 2016, Photography, Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper, Goodman Gallery
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Kudzanai Chiurai

Genesis [Je n'isi isi] IX, 2016

Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper
80 7/10 × 55 1/10 in
205 × 140 cm
Edition of 10 + 2AP
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Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
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Kudzanai Chiurai
Zimbabwean, b. 1981
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In his barbed, theatrical multimedia compositions, Kudzanai Chiurai tackles the most pertinent issues facing his generation of southern Africans, from government corruption to xenophobia and displacement. An exile from Zimbabwe (after producing an unflattering portrait of Robert Mugabe) and the first black recipient of a BFA from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Chiurai mines the words and images of inner city Johannesburg to produce bold paintings that confront the viewer with explicit messages about black empowerment and urban rejuvenation. He has also made more directly political works, as in his recent “Dying To Be Men” (2009), a series of garish mock portrait photographs of government officials. An increasingly important figure in African art, Chiurai has expanded his activist enterprise to the realms of fashion, publishing, and music.

Kudzanai Chiurai, ‘Genesis [Je n'isi isi] IX’, 2016, Photography, Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper, Goodman Gallery
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Kudzanai Chiurai
Zimbabwean, b. 1981
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In his barbed, theatrical multimedia compositions, Kudzanai Chiurai tackles the most pertinent issues facing his generation of southern Africans, from government corruption to xenophobia and displacement. An exile from Zimbabwe (after producing an unflattering portrait of Robert Mugabe) and the first black recipient of a BFA from the University of Pretoria in South Africa, Chiurai mines the words and images of inner city Johannesburg to produce bold paintings that confront the viewer with explicit messages about black empowerment and urban rejuvenation. He has also made more directly political works, as in his recent “Dying To Be Men” (2009), a series of garish mock portrait photographs of government officials. An increasingly important figure in African art, Chiurai has expanded his activist enterprise to the realms of fashion, publishing, and music.

Kudzanai Chiurai

Genesis [Je n'isi isi] IX, 2016

Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper
80 7/10 × 55 1/10 in
205 × 140 cm
Edition of 10 + 2AP
.
Contact For Price
Location
Johannesburg, Cape Town, London
Have a question? Visit our help center.
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