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Dzimbanhete hosts Vanhu Vatema Vanhasi Exhibition

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DZIMBANHETE Arts Centre is hosting the Vanhu Vatema Vanhasi exhibition by Black Avant Gardes, a seven-member group of arts students, at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe.

BY LORRAINE MUROMO

The exhibition, that opened on January 14 and will run until February 15, will be showcasing the artists’ diverse creativity, in which they turn from ordinary to extraordinary in a bid to develop the long “lost” African identity.

Dzimbanhete founder, Chikonzero Chazunguza said they were happy about the collaboration that gives the aspiring artistes the opportunity to showcase their emerging talent.

“Black Avant Gardes is a group of arts students at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe and since we are a platform to promote arts, we decided to help them with an opportunity to explore how an exhibition is handled,” he said.

“Their efforts towards philosophy are still growing, there is still a lot for them to learn and we want to help them reach a level, where they will have more shows and obtain appreciation for their efforts.”

Chazunguza said the work that has been put together by the students showed that there was solid talent in the young generation, which need to be groomed and supported.

Black Avant Gardes spokesperson, Ruvimbo Sanganza said they were excited to be holding their opening exhibition.

“Our exhibition showcases the broad and varied mediums, the artists turn from ordinary to extraordinary with their dynamic sense of creativity in a bid to develop fertile ground to develop the long lost African identity,” she said.

“This exhibition acts as a metaphor for the impending threat on black identity posed by current times and as a warning and reminder that during a crisis or in the case of insecurities, the African man tends to lose.”

Sanganza said each artwork in the exhibition has its own unique story expressed precisely through composition and colour.

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