Doreen Sibanda shares insights on the Zimbabwe visual art scene.

We passed through the National Gallery for the official opening of the exhibition “AtWork”. Mrs Doreen Sibanda, Executive Director of the National Gallery of Zimbabwe, shared some insights on the current state of the Zimbabwean visual art scene. Doreen believes that despite the difficulties Zimbabwe has been going through over the past few years, the…

If you want to be in art business, come to Zimbabwe: Tafunga Bonjisi

We caught up with sculptor Tafunga Bonjisi who having spent the last ten years in South Africa is back in Zimbabwe “for good” and promises fireworks on the visual art scene. Inspired by his late brother Lameck Bonjisi and Nicholas Mukomberanwa,Tafunga shares some insights on the state of the Zimbabwe stone sculpture. According to Tafunga,”If…

Dangarembga’s Nervous Conditions among most influential 100 books

AWARD-WINNING novelist and filmmaker, Tsitsi Dangarembga’s blockbuster novel Nervous Conditions has been listed among the BBC Culture’s 100 stories that shaped the world in which it was pegged at number 66. Dangarembga yesterday said she was overwhelmed by the development and the congratulatory messages she had received in the wake of the listing. “I’m overwhelmed…

Zimbabwean Artists Exhibit At Dak’Art

The 13th Dakar Biennale, popularly known as Dak’Art, has returned for its 2018 edition. With an upsurge in valuable content and context from Zimbabwe, this cycle of the Biennale has three artists appearing, namely Kudzanai Chiurai, Admire Kamudzengerere and Dana Whabira. The exhibition features “We Need New Names”, Chiurai’s 2017 showing at the National Gallery…

‘Take arts seriously to boost tourism’

NATIONAL Arts Council of Zimbabwe (Nacz) director Elvas Mari has called on the Tourism and Hospitality Industry ministry to strike healthy collaborations with artistes, as a way of pushing for growth of the local tourism sector. Mari, who addressed a National Consultative Stakeholder Tourism Strategy workshop on Thursday last week, said tourism had its basis…

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