This exhibition is the first in the 2023 Side by Side exhibition series curated by StArt Art Gallery. It opens on 3 February 2023 at 7PM at The Village Opera House, Windhoek and presents artworks by Namafu Amutse and Candice Mouton . There will also be an art talk with both artists on 18 Feb at 10AM.
The premise of the Side by Side exhibition series is juxtaposition. By placing just two artists’ works in proximity, we are presented with a dialogue that creates space for unique interpretations. In 2018 StArt Art Gallery curated a two-person exhibition at the Goethe Institut of Namibia showing sculptures by Ismael Shivute and Matheus Alfeus. The exhibition was titled Side by Side. Four years later, in homage to the 2018 exhibition that title has been revived for a new series of two person shows.
This exhibition will present artworks by Namafu Amutse and Candice Mouton who met while at school. They are both young, self taught artists in the early stages of their creative careers. While Amutse works predominantly in the digital realm, creating photographs and videos, Mouton is a painter and illustrator. Despite using very different mediums, the two artists share a similar impetus for their works on display in this show. In this exhibition, Amutse’s photographs and Mouton’s paintings portray intimate moments relating to childhood through portraiture.
All are welcome to attend the exhibition opening and art talk. Entrance is free.