Neville Starling, So He Opens His Throat to Sing (series_ Heard on a Distant Hill) Birdcage, guitar strings, bottle caps, wood, DC motor, microcontroller, light, 82 x 39 x 39cm, 2021

‘Rhythmic Elements: An interrogation of Contemporary African resilience’ at AKKA Project, Venezia

AKKA Project Venice is pleased to present ‘Rhythmic Elements’, a group exhibition curated by Tafadzwa Gwetai, dedicated to four artists from Zimbabwe.

The exhibition aims to analyze the concept of contemporary Africa and the meaning of being African through the eyes and works of four artists from Bulawayo, Zimbabwe. Through different techniques and materials, each of them proposes their own vision of modern man, analyzed both within social contexts and as an individual.

Charles Bhebe proposes “urban narratives”, works that explore the interaction between man and the urban environment; Tafadzwa Gwetai follows the principle according to which “the constant search for identity has led to revolutions that have marked the end of epochs and given rise to new futures”.  For ‘Rhythmic Elements’, he presents eight works on canvas, each of which is divided into parts and can be assembled like a puzzle [reference to the parts that create the identity of each person]. Berry Bickle, explores the history of Zimbabwe through photography, drawing attention to the strategy of the settlers to take over the territories they control. Finally, Neville Starling, an interdisciplinary and self-taught artist who works with a variety of mediums and disciplines, from kinetic sculptures based on sound and/or light to photography. The Exhibitions include a short film, two kinetic sculptures and a photographic series.

Find out more about the exhibition and the artist here.

The exhibition will be on view at AKKA Project, Venezia, from the 18th of May until the 30th of June 2021.

FEATURED IMAGE: Neville Starling, So He Opens His Throat to Sing, from the series Heard on a Distant Hill, 2021. Birdcage, guitar strings, bottle caps, wood, DC motor, microcontroller, light, 82 x 39 x 39cm.