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Sunday, September 20, 2015


(Kemang Wa Lehulere)

The Tatham Art Gallery will present an exhibition titled History will Break your Heart by Standard Bank Young Artist for Visual Art 2015, Kemang Wa Lehulere.

Kemang Wa Lehulere's work finds its form in several media, including installation, text, video, drawing and performance. His work engages with spaces between personal narrative and collective history, between processes of amnesia and archive, all the while transitioning between the dream state and reality.

History will Break your Heart is an exhibition that takes its cue from the work of Gladys Mgudlandlu, Ernest Mancoba, RRR Dlomo and Nat Nakasa. Looking at these deceased South African born artists and writers, Wa Lehulere creates a fractured narrative in an attempt to recall past moments, artworks and literature as a way of rethinking the present. Employing strategies of re-enactment the exhibition consists of Mgudlandlu's and Mancoba's work in relation to Wa Lehulere's.

History will Break your Heart opens today (September 20) at 10h30 for 11h00 and runs until November 1 in the Main Exhibition Room of the Tatham At Gallery in Pietermaritzburg