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MOFFAT TAKADIWA – Brutalized Language

*Foto in evidenza: Human Brutality, 2022, found computer keys, toothpaste tube caps. Courtesy Nicodim Gallery

NICODIM GALLERY, 15 Greene Street, New York, NY 0013
January 27 – February 24
Info newyork@nicodimgallery.com  +1 929 219 2527

Found computer plastic computer keys, Shona dictionary cuts and calculator plastic keys

“Brutalized Language” is the upcoming exhibition featuring new works by Moffat Takadiwa (b.1983), which will open January 27th and which will be on view at Nicodim Gallery in SoHo, New York, through February 24th.

Takadiwa transforms post-consumer waste – such as used toothpaste tubes, spray cans, computer keyboards – into lush, densely layered sculptures and tapestry-like wall works that embody the complexities of contemporary Zimbabwean politics, culture, and reference his Korekore heritage.

The Reflections (b), 2022 Found plastic computer

Takadiwa’s works are collected by public and private institutions across the globe, including the Art Jameel Collection, Dubai, United Arab Emirates; Arsenal Contemporary, Toronto; CC Foundation, Shanghai; Centre National d’Art Plastique, Paris, France; Museum of African Contemporary Art Al Maaden, Marrakesh, Morocco; the State Department of the United States, Art in Embassies, Harare, Zimbabwe; and Villa Datris Foundation, France.

In his second exhibition with Nicodim, Takadiwa explores the anxiety of the present, between the global pandemic and political uncertainty within Zimbabwe as well as across the globe. As a statement piece in his upcoming solo exhibition at Nicodim New York, ‘Human Brutality’ (2021) examines the manifestation of our shared animalistic nature in times of stress and conflict.

The Proved and Tested, 2021 Found clinical test tubes and tops.
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MOFFAT TAKADIWA – Brutalized Language

*Foto in evidenza: Human Brutality, 2022, found computer keys, toothpaste tube caps. Courtesy Nicodim Gallery

NICODIM GALLERY, 15 Greene Street, New York, NY 0013
January 27 – February 24
Info newyork@nicodimgallery.com  +1 929 219 2527

Moffat Takadiwa, Re-Reading Korekore, 2022, Found computer plastic computer keys, Shona dictionary cuts and calculator plastic keys. Courtesy Nicodim Gallery

“Brutalized Language” è la prossima mostra con nuovi lavori di Moffat Takadiwa (n.1983), che aprirà il 27 gennaio e sarà in mostra alla Nicodim Gallery di SoHo, New York, fino al 24 febbraio.

Takadiwa trasforma i rifiuti post-consumo – come tubetti di dentifricio usati, bombolette spray, tastiere di computer – in sculture lussureggianti e densamente stratificate e opere murali simili ad arazzi che incarnano la complessità della politica e della cultura contemporanea dello Zimbabwe e fanno riferimento alla sua eredità Korekore.

Moffat Takadiwa, The Reflections (b), 2022 Found plastic computer. Courtesy Nicodim Gallery

Le opere di Takadiwa sono collezionate da istituzioni pubbliche e private in tutto il mondo, tra cui la Art Jameel Collection, Dubai, Emirati Arabi Uniti; Arsenal Contemporary, Toronto; Fondazione CC, Shanghai; Centre National d’Art Plastique, Parigi, Francia; Museo di Arte Contemporanea Africana Al Maaden, Marrakech, Marocco; il Dipartimento di Stato degli Stati Uniti, Art in Embassies, Harare, Zimbabwe; e Fondazione Villa Datris, Francia.

Nella sua seconda mostra con Nicodim, Takadiwa esplora l’ansia del presente, tra la pandemia globale e l’incertezza politica all’interno dello Zimbabwe e in tutto il mondo. L’opera di dichiarazione nella sua prossima mostra personale a Nicodim New York, “Human Brutality” (2021) esamina la manifestazione della nostra natura animalesca condivisa in tempi di stress e conflitto.

Moffat Takadiwa, The Proved and Tested, 2021 Found clinical test tubes and tops. Courtesy Nicodim Gallery