MOFFAT TAKADIWA – Brutalized Language

Italiano (Italian)

*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
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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.