MAR 29th 7PM ET / 4PM PT
Considering Turbulence | Kudzanai Chiurai
Kudzanai Chiurai's practice presents history as a cyclical process in which colonial and postcolonial legacies are closely intertwined. In his photographs, films and installations, he engages with histories of southern Africa to question linear narratives of progress and development, and challenge colonial narratives that paint Africa as the 'dark' continent of savagery and decay.
Chiurai's work does not conceive of time through Western notions of evolution and devolution. Rather, the artist is interested in alternative ways of presenting history as a response to the ongoing turbulence of the twenty-first century, connecting contemporary events to mythologies of ancient kingdoms. In the process, the works confront viewers with the moral and psychological consequences of colonial struggle and its continuing legacies.