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Posted on November 6, 2017
Nafasi Art Space, Easy Road, Light Industrial Area, Mikocheni B, Dar es Salaam, Tanzania
November 04, 2017 - November 22, 2017
open every day
"Along the New Road" is a series of drawings inspired by my journey to the Makonde Plateau. In Mikindani I met an elderly man in front of his home. Throughout his whole life he had a gorgeous view over the sea. Now he looks at rolling wheels. The newly built road between his house and the sea is only six meters away from his door. The vibrations caused by the heavy traffic damage the walls of his house.
I have portrayed some typical East African homes and kiosks in a fictitious landscape. What has happened? The viewer slips into the role of a driver noticing the houses in the wide open landscape. It appears strange. The drawings are beautiful but would you want to live in one of these houses?
The drawings will be exhibited at EASTAFAB. The Biennale takes place at Nafasi Art Space, Goethe Institut and Alliance Française in Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, in November 2017. For the first time the East Africa Art Biennale will be held in 6 East African Cities at the following dates:
Dar es Salaam, Tanzania, November 2017
Arusha, Tanzania, 26th November - 4th December 2017
Nairobi, Kenya, 20th January - 28th January 2018
Kampala, Uganda, 2nd February - 8th February 2018
Kigali, Rwanda 12th February - 18th February 2018
Bujumbura, Burundi 22nd February - 28th February 2018