Edition 2014

Artist Presented by Azu Nwagbobu

Kudzanai Chiurai

Iyeza/ Creation/Moyo/Revelations

My body of photographs, Revelations, started in 2011, explore the way in which Africa is imaged and understood in the West as well as questioning the ‘contemporary African condition’ by juxtaposing the past and the present of a continent in constant the grip of violent civil wars. These constructed environments are enticing and seductive but explore very real casualties of African independence and democracy and the effects of globalization on war. The works grapple with the issue of conflict in the contemporary moment in Africa. The spaces within which conflict takes place vary to according to our own understanding of what defines conflict. Understanding of resolution is then brought to the fore as we question the validity and nature of force used in our attempts at peace.

Kudzanai Chiurai

Prints by Processus, Paris.
Framing by Plasticollage and Circad, Paris.
Exhibition venue: Atelier de Chaudronnerie, Parc des Ateliers.

  • Institutional partners

    • République Française
    • Région Provence Alpes Côté d'Azur
    • Département des Bouches du Rhône
    • Arles
    • Le Centre des monuments nationaux est heureux de soutenir les Rencontres de la Photographie d’Arles en accueillant des expositions dans l’abbaye de Montmajour
  • Main partners

    • Fondation LUMA
    • BMW
    • SNCF
    • Kering
  • Media partners

    • Arte
    • Lci
    • Konbini
    • Le Point
    • Madame Figaro
    • France Culture