I strolled into the Goodman Gallery a few days ago and stumbled across this exhibition by Moshekwa Langa. I really like his work, I like the wonkiness of his drawings, it’s like he draws before he thinks rather than the other way around. Ok enough of my babble, here is a bit more of a professional write-up about him…
The show runs from the 25 AUGUST – 22 SEPTEMBER 2012.
- Goodman Gallery Johannesburg is pleased to present new and recent work by Moshekwa Langa, an artist and visual anthropologist who works with installation, drawing, video and sculpture.
Moshekwa cites as among his influences and inspirations daily life, routine, boredom, indifference, passion. He cultivates many friendly relationships with people and travels around the country, as well as spending time in a solitary set up in order to examine what he has experienced – good and bad. This has meant covering rituals of sangomas, grieving, gossip, love and at times being in insalubrious locations. He makes maps of his experiences, encounters, people, places. He pays attention to particular details that are pertinent to him and also uses words as slogans or poetic epigrams, bringing together scraps and residues of history.