Archive: Issue No. 123, November 2007

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artSPACE Berlin

Invitation to Makiwa Mutomba

artSPACE berlin news
by Carol Brown

artSPACE berlin continues to give space to Southern African artists in the exciting capital of Berlin. Documenta focused the artworld's attention on Germany and artSPACE berlin is keeping our artists in the international arena as well as showing artists living in Germany who have connections with Africa.

The current exhibition is by Hamburg-based artist Anke Bohne, entitled 'Homelands'. Influenced by her years spent in Zimbabwe, Bohne incorporates earth and clay into the surface of her acrylic-based canvases to create large, moody canvases reflecting the essence of the Africa she left behind. The show closes on Saturday November 10.

In addition to this, artSPACE is working in collaboration with The Art Room in Umhlanga to bring Makiwa Mutomba's work to Berlin. Born on June 8, 1976 in Chivhu, Zimbabwe, Mutomba attended various schools there before studying Electronic Engineering at National University of Science and Technology in Bulawayo. He abandoned his studies to pursue a career as an artist in 1999 and has since exhibited at various galleries in South Africa, Botswana and Zimbabwe. He is presently based in Johannesburg.

Opens: November 16
Closes: Saturday, January 12, 2008