Week 28 of 2017

28Tsvimbo Mativi Mana (Inheritance) By Julius Mushambadope
 The artwork Tsvimbo Mativi Mana depicts a group of individuals within a family all rushing to grab tsvimbo yenhaka / a wooden stick in the foreground. The

wooden stick is a symbol of the riches that everyone wants to inherit.  The piece interrogates the theme of inheritance that has been prevalent in our culture for many years.
The artwork is amongst other artworks that are part of the Familiar Histories: An Unstoppable Force in Contemporary Art Discourse, exhibition currently running at the National Gallery. The exhibition brings together artists who are obsessed with found objects and showcases how they have transformed these objects into amazing works of art. It interrogates current debates in the social, cultural, religious, economic and historical spheres.
These are the very issues which inspire artists in their practice and creative processes. Other artists in the show include Antony Bumhira, Masimba Hwati, Mukudzeishe Muzondo, Nox Chimbetete, Tafadzwa Gwetai, Wallen Mapondera, Terrence Musekiwa and the late Keston Beaton.

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