FOTEA in collaboration with FORMAT, are pleased to announce the artists collaborating on the ‘Kipya Ki?’ project as selected by our curators Trevor Mukholi (UG) and Ibrahim Azab (UK).
Trevor and Ibrahim are curating the work of ten visual lens-based artists working with emerging forms of photography from East Africa and the UK to produce an immersive online multiplayer exhibition, focused on showcasing emerging ideas and visions within contemporary photography, presented online at New Art City.
Ibrahim, “I think what’s special about this is that there aren’t many ‘boundaries’, something art has to offer to everyone, thinking space and time to invite people to consider abstract and critical ideas.
The selected artists work with photographic, digital and physical materials through mediums such as sculpture, CGI, moving image and sound. Revolving around multi media practices, within and out of studio environments and experimenting in ways of intervening, changing and altering used and new image material. These artists display a unique ability to transform and navigate through unfamiliar territory, pushing the visual medium to encompass contemporary issues and concepts within social, political, industrial, technological and economical landscapes.”
Trevor, “Through digital media, the miracle of image-making has been proliferated so much that the core basics of become a second subconscious (the repeated observation of the act of storing visual histories as images become so common-place that it is now no longer observed, it fades into the millions of things that constitute a reality), upon which then other images can infer coded messages, this need for the image to be coded and complex defines what’s new in image-making. The artists I am showing in this exhibition are now creating codes and personal symbols through how they play with photographic elements, and they portray through these images agency and personhood.”
Together, the curators along with the collaborating lens-based artists will work in the New Art City space, exploring different ways, forms and modes of expression within the platform to share their work to new audiences. New Art City is not trying to recreate the exhibition or gallery spaces as we know it but rather create a new space for interacting with art that does not have the same constraints and/or rules which makes it exciting.
The exhibition is set to open on 8 April with a launch event taking place online within New Art City on 7 April. More information to be announced.
Here are the artists chosen for this endeavour: