Metaphor

Date
Thursday, 16.05.2019 (ends 22.06.2019)
Time
08:00 - 17:00
Venue
National Art Gallery of Namibia (NAGN)
Crn. Robert Mugabe Avenue and John Meinert Str.
Region
Khomas (Windhoek)
Town
Windhoek

The National Art Gallery of Namibia invites all art enthusiasts to join us on Thursday, 9 May 2019 at 18h00 for the official opening of Metaphor, a solo exhibition by Namibian visual artist, Alfeus Mvula.

“Mvula’s artwork and personal life is influenced by his early experiences in rural Namibia” states Dr. Meredith Palumbo in an introduction for his catalogue Identity. She further goes on to state that “Mvula’s subject matter references his rural roots and includes depictions of cattle, traditional objects, African dress and the landscapes of northern Namibia.” (Palumbo, 2008:4)

This is visible in this exhibition that showcases his body of work over the last ten years. Mvula’s continued interrogation into the figure of the cattle has highlighted its ability to be a metaphor for the society.
In the Oongombe installation that is made up of 35 stone sculptures, representative of the heads of cattle was created over the period of a year. Mvula labored to create an impactful work that can be read as a metaphor for the Namibian people.

He says “Head is part of the body; head is someone in charge of leading (a group), head is the place of our mind and your mental abilities.” The heads have the ability to represent numerous things.

For more information: http://nagn.org.na/index.php/exhibitions

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