Tanzanian visual artist and 2019 Absa L’Atelier Ambassador Winifrid Luena’s first solo exhibition, Parsing The Juncture: 110 Billion Praxis, opened virtually on the Absa Art Hot Spot on 4 August 2022. Bookings for visits to the physical exhibition at the Absa Gallery in Johannesburg open from 5 August 2022, for limited slots from 10 August 2022.
This body of work is a self-reflection on Winifrid’s continued shifting of states, perceptions and ideas of living, in response to adapting to changes in culture, reality and self-identity – after temporarily relocating from Tanzania to South Africa to pursue his studies at the Market Photo Workshop. Parsing The Juncture: 110 Billion Praxis is based on the idea of embracing his shifting situation and living between two countries, while searching for ways to reconcile his twin realities – and those faced by people in Tanzania.
Creating works that allow him to communicate through conceptual art, photojournalism and documentary work, put Winifrid on the path to gain the fluidity of existence through merging his past and current experiences as he begins to engage with South African culture, society and communities.