Moshekwa Langa: Ellipsis

STEVENSON, Cape Town, South Africa
14 Apr 2016 - 28 May 2016

Moshekwa Langa: Ellipsis

Moshekwa Langa, Lilies of the field, 2016, mixed media on paper, 122 x 162cm

STEVENSON present Moshekwa Langa’s solo exhibition Ellipsis at the Cape Town gallery in April, followed by a small survey of his work at Frieze New York in May. Ellipsis is the artist’s first solo show with the gallery, and will comprise new drawings, paintings and installation.

Born in South Africa and based in Amsterdam, Langa’s work since the mid-1990s has interrogated land and public and personal politics through the mapping of territory and cultural environments, on occasion using actual maps as a basis. The upcoming exhibition continues Langa’s narration of his life through abstract, figurative and text-based imagery, often in the form of ‘word towers’ charting the relationships, associations and intimacies with places and people that constitute his journeys in the world.

At Frieze New York (5-8 May 2016), Stevenson will present selected works from Langa’s oeuvre (booth D11). The presentation will span nearly two decades, including drawings ranging from 2003 to 2016.

In July, Langa will organise, with Joost Bosland, a group show entitled The Quiet Violence of Dreams, exploring K Sello Duiker’s 2001 novel of the same title and its resonance with visual artists working then and now. The show will take place across Stevenson’s Cape Town and Johannesburg galleries.

The exhibition opens on Thursday 14 April 2016, from 6pm to 8pm.



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