La Mazwi Aphethe Ubulumko: There is Meaning in These Words

Click on the image above or here to explore this special online exhibition, as we get ready to present Asanda Kupa’s work at Also Known As Africa (AKAA) in Paris, 10-12 November.

 

Asanda Kupa’s (b.1981) work is grounded by the experiences of those forced to the periphery of ‘The New South Africa’; despite its great re-birth. Born in Molteno – a semi-rural village in South Africa’s poorest province, the Eastern Cape – Kupa’s scenes depict the chaos and energy of life for many of South Africa’s subjugated black population, a life that is defined by struggle and by lack of access to basic resources.  Kupa is concerned with how the new political regime has failed its people – the very people who brought it to power through their own sacrifice – whilst also celebrating the self-determining spirit that marks a long history of civic action. Protest, spurred by grass-roots community frustration, is a central theme of his work.

 

You can learn more about AKAA here. For any queries or further information, please get in touch via info@gunsandrain.com.

 

Le travail d’Asanda Kupa (b.1981) repose sur l’expérience de ceux que «La Nouvelle-Afrique du Sud», malgré sa grande renaissance, a marginalisés.    Né à Molteno, un village semi-rural de la province la plus pauvre d’Afrique du Sud, le Cap-Est, Kupa représente dans son œuvre le chaos et l’énergie de la vie de cette population noire opprimée de l’Afrique du Sud, une vie qui est définie par la lutte et par le manque d’accès aux ressources les plus essentielles.  Kupa interroge les raisons de l’échec du nouveau régime face au peuple qui l’a amené au pouvoir par aon propre sacrifice – tout en célébrant le désir de liberté qui marque une longue histoire d’action civique. La révolte, issue de la frustration de la communauté de base, est un thème central de son travail. 

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