Malala Andrialavidrazana, Lebohang Kganye, Kitso L. Lelliott
Opening: Friday, October 14, 2016, 19-21h (Facebook Event)
Exhibition: October 15 – November 26, 2016
Opening hours: Wed-Sat 12-19h, and by appointment
Upcoming solo exhibitions at Kehrer Galerie:
Ashkan Sahihi »Beautiful Berlin Boys«
Jeffrey Silverthorne »New Works & Darlings«
both opening on Friday, December 2, 2016, 19-21h!
Kehrer Gallery invites you and your friends to the exhibition opening on October 14, 2016, from 7 to 9 pm.
The artists will be present and signing copies of the exclusive anniversary publication »Telling Time: Recontres de Bamako« at the opening.
The group exhibition »Studio Bamako« refers to the 10th edition of the African Biennale of Photography in Mali, the 2016 Rencontres de Bamako. On show are works by Malala Andrialavidrazana (*1971 in Madagascar), Lebohang Kganye (*1990 in Katlehong, South Africa), and Kitso L. Lelliott (*1984 in Molepolole, Botswana).
Malala Andrialavidrazanaʼs series »Figures« (2015 – ongoing) questions the significance of signs and their representation in images. Using regional maps e.g. from German colonial times, banknotes, record covers, and other sources that were characteristic for her generation, she creates her personal commentary on globalization. Furthermore works from her series »Echoes« (2011-2012) will be on display.
In the two-part series »Ke Lefa Laka« (2013),« Lebohang Kganye deals with her own family history. In »Her Story« she places self-portraits in which she is wearing her motherʼs clothes next to historic photographs of her mother with the means of digital photomontage. »Heirstory« the second part of the series, shows self-portraits of the artist in menʼs clothes amidst life-sized cardboard collages that are reminiscent of her grandfatherʼs life during apartheid times.
Kitso L. Lelliottʼs video work »By and By Some Trace Remains« (2015) asks questions concerning the colonial past as well. In an unused office on Constitution Hill in Johannesburg a woman works off the layers of the past by cleaning a soiled and abandoned room over and over.
RENCONTRES DE BAMAKO BIENNALE AFRICAINE DE LA PHOTOGRAPHIE 10ème édition
Kehrer Verlag, 2015
Editor: Antawan I. Byrd, Bisi Silva, Yves Chatap
Designed by Anja Aronska
17 x 24 cm
273 color, 34 duotone and 10 b/w ills.
Part of the EMOP Berlin 2016 – European Month of Photography Berlin 2016. Discover more Festival highlights on PiB under the tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!
Teil des EMOP Berlin 2016 – Europäischer Monat der Fotografie Berlin 2016. Entdecke weitere Festival-Highlights auf FiB unter dem Tag #EMOP Berlin 2016!