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‘Kurarama’ by Ronald Muchatuta at Melrose Gallery, Cape Town

Following on from Ronald’s well-received exhibition at the Stellenbosch Triennale and its premature closure due to COVID-19, Ronald created this new body of works during the shut down in South Africa.

The impact of the pandemic on the global community and the way in which it forced mankind to slow down, to take a breath and to consider what is most important in our lives has had a marked effect on Ronald’s life and this body of work in particular.

“‘Kurarama‘ means ‘to survive’ and it is through survival that we find beauty in life and death.” The ying-yang philosophy reflects on how the end of life in one dimension can be seen as a fresh start in another. The circle of life. The burning of the veldt before new vegetation sprouts – The land needs to breathe, we need to breathe. This body of work crosses points of our existence. The mark of existence comes in the forms of legacy, spirituality, youth, beauty, and cultural conditioning.

View the exhibition here.

Find out more about the gallery here.

The exhibition will be on view at the Melrose Gallery at the One&Only, Cape Town, South Africa, from the 16th of July until the 16th of August 2021.