NOV 10, 2017
Kumusha (the Shona word for “home”): Between Two Rocks is an exchange between two spaces, Flint and Harare. The exhibition serves as:
1. A learning lab: a space for students and the public to learn about Zimbabwean culture through material objects from the Zimbabwe Culture Centre of Detroit
2. A literary exchange between writers and artists in Flint and Zimbabwe. Over the course of the exhibition, students from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe School of Visual Arts and Design and the University of Michigan – Flint will create art work derived from this exchange
3. An archive of artwork created by/for ZCCD
Curated by Benjamin Gaydos, Masimba Hwati, and Chido Johnson.
Designed and organized by the students of ART 342 at the University of Michigan – Flint in collaboration with students from the National Gallery of Zimbabwe School of Visual Arts and Design under the guidance of instructor Blessed Simba.
NOV 15, 2016
Nov 15 – 28
Opening Reception, Tuesday Nov. 15, 2016 / 4-7PM
CCS U245 Student Gallery, 201 E Kirby St, Detroit, Michigan 48202
Work and research of nine artists and designers from the College for Creative Studies (CCS), and their peers from Chinhoyi University of Technology (CUT) in Zimbabwe. The compulation of work is from the past summer of 2016 in Zimbabwe.
Kristian Coleman, Jessie Glander, Anastasia Leto ,Jonni Paige, Breonna Phillips, Sarah Sandusky, Manal Shoukair, Brianna Williams, Leah Willis
Rashid Ngoni Chakupa, Owen Chari , Sandra Chari, Nyasha Chigama , Cythia Chimanga, Conius Chimhashu , Nyasha Madamombe , Rachel Magadhi , Obey Mushonga , Priscilla Tariro Kamangira
SEPT 11, 2015
September 11 is a hard day for a lot of us in the USA. Rather then remembering how we are divided, lets remember how we are connected. Come to the opening night at N’Namdi Gallery in Detroit from 6-9pm which is featuring four highly respected contemporary artists from Zimbabwe; Tapfuma Gutsa, Masimba Hwati, Nancy Mteki, and Gareth Nyandoro.
OCT 29, 2015
SOUL TO SOLE: an upcycled fashion, interactive art event by Masimba Hwati in collaboration with Halima Cassells and Bryce Detroit
“To wear dreams on one’s feet is to begin to give a reality to one’s dreams.” – Roger Vivier
A shoe stitching workshop by Masimba Hwati in collaboration with Spoken Word and dialogue courtesy of Bryce Detroit, and Hallima Cassells Detroit Arts from the O.N.E. Mile Project. This is a ZCCD collaboration with O.N.E. Mile hosted by Popps Packing.
OCT 2, 2015
Masimba Hwati: A Thousand Icons / Penny Stamp Lecture Series hosted at N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art, Detroit.
Zimbabwean multi-disciplinary artist Masimba Hwati examines postcolonial themes by re-appropriating archives and objects and presenting them in new contexts. With an emphasis on sculptural work, Hwati collects historical, culturally imbued items ranging from cars and shoes, to scrap metal and found objects, altering and repositioning them in a contemporary urban setting. Featured in the 2015 Venice Biennale, Hwati’s work, “Urban Totems” questions the views of Ubuntu in the 21st century by investigating how technology has compromised humanity. He has been in solo and group exhibitions in France, Germany, Australia, Botswana, and Zambia, and has collaborated with artists from Detroit, South Africa and Southern Africa.
In partnership with the Zimbabwe Cultural Center of Detroit, with support from the Department of Afroamerican and African Studies, Museum of Contemporary Art Detroit (MOCAD), and the N’Namdi Center for Contemporary Art.
SEPT 2, 2015
On August 22, 2015 in Bulawayo. ZCCD Artist Resident from Detroit, Haleem STRINGZ Rasul, hosted by Jibilika Dance Trust, performed with Jibilika at their festival and run a Detroit Jit Workshop.
Kumusha exhibit at Delta Gallery, Harare, Zimbabwe! Poster by Bradean Chitenderu.
Skype + Mix at Public Pool, Hamtramck! Come get your continental groove on!
Kumusha Exhibit, Public Pool, Hamtramck, Michigan