Genesis [Je n'isi isi] IV, 2016

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Kudzanai Chiurai

Kudzanai Chiurai. Genesis [Je n'isi isi] IV. 2016

Pigment inks on premium satin photo paper. 130 x 140 cm

Fondation Louis Vuitton Collection, Paris

© Kudzanai Chiurai

Kudzanai Chiurai artworks

"Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier" exhibition, installation view

Galerie 9, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, from 26 April to 4 September 2017

© Kudzanai Chiurai © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Kudzanai Chiurai artworks

"Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier" exhibition, installation view

Galerie 9, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, from 26 April to 4 September 2017

© Kudzanai Chiurai © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Kudzanai Chiurai artworks

"Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier" exhibition, installation view

Galerie 9, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, from 26 April to 4 September 2017

© Kudzanai Chiurai © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

Kudzanai Chiurai  and David Goldblatt artworks

"Art/Afrique, le nouvel atelier" exhibition, installation view

Galerie 9, Fondation Louis Vuitton, Paris, from 26 April to 4 September 2017

© Kudzanai Chiurai © David Goldblatt © Fondation Louis Vuitton / Marc Domage

In the "Genesis [Je n’isi isi]" series, Kudzanai Chiurai depicts the David Livingstone (1813-1873) epic in Africa.

A doctor and missionary, the explorer led several missions for the British Empire, paving the way for colonisation and trade, all while preaching and fighting against slavery. Here, the artist presents a different perspective: he offers, not without a certain irony, an “African” point of view on Livingstone’s adventure. Livingstone progresses through a series of eclectic backgrounds, purposefully replete with anachronisms taken from colonial decorum and Victorian style. Livingston is no longer a trailblazing explorer: he takes tea with a dignitary, most likely the leader of an imaginary matriarchal society.

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