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Barnard in collaboration with artHARARE is pleased to present ‘Tributaries – Contemporary Zimbabwean Narratives’; a group exhibition of contemporary Zimbabwean visual artists including Richard Mudariki, Wilfred Timire, Franklyn Dzingai, Tega Tafadzwa and Dan Halter.

Richard Maduriki, The Return, 2023. Acrylic on canvas, 90 x 180cm. Courtesy of the artist and Barnard.

Represented in this exhibition are a generation of contemporary artists who speak most vocally and accurately about their country – its people, challenges, hopes and dreams. Collectively their works span diverse media including, but not limited to painting, printmaking, mixed media and sacking cloth tapestries. These artists possess a clear commitment to their practices and identify with the narrative that is Zimbabwe, exploring sociopolitical notions relating to identity, belonging, memory and geography in a post-colonial African context.

With 18 April being Zimbabwe Day, Tributaries is an opportunity to celebrate their artistic prowess and commitment to their homeland. The exhibition is co-curated by Alastair Whitton, Barnard’s Art Director and Richard Mudariki, founder of artHARARE, a pre-eminent platform to experience contemporary art from Zimbabwe. Established in 2020, artHARARE is engaged in contemporary dialogue and the promotion of the visual art and artists from Zimbabwe and its diaspora.

The exhibition will be on view from the 18th of April until the 23rd of May, 2023. For more information, please visit Barnard.

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