Tabvezera
Exhibition
Book by Zvikomborero Mandangu
2013Harare Polytechnic in conjunction with U.S Embassy (PAS)
Tabve
Zera
Ambassador David Abell
(Deputy Chief Of Missions)
abvezera was a presentation of something that has a certain je nais se qoi. Having
spent two years of study with Maradze S...
Tabvezera marks the threshold of Independent thinking and acting for
the artist freshmen who now have to find new ways to ...
Words From The Author Of
Tabvezera:
“Zvakaoma kufadza meso evaoni kuburikidza nezviumbwa kana mifananidzo yatinotara, asi
...
Statements such as these from mid-career and neophyte artists
capture the factual pulse of the city, today in 2013.Their v...
Tendayi Maradze ShoniwaArtists and their works- By Orero
It was in January 2008 when I first met him. 'Zhopa' the tall lan...
Tendayi Maradze ShoniwaArtists and their works
Spirited Forms
Tendayi Maradze ShoniwaArtists and their works
Tendayi Maradze ShoniwaArtists and their works
For all I know I've been an artist ever since I can
remember, from preschool through primary level and
even went on to be ...
Pious B Nyenyewa - Graphic ArtistArtists and their works
Team Nerd Head_Render_Retouchmo_gunz_standard_definition
Pious B Nyenyewa - Graphic ArtistArtists and their works
Team Nerd Head_RenderMythical Lonely Doors
My'Objective'notdreamb...
Memory Gurupira - Graphic Artist & PhotographerArtists and their works
MemoryGurupira is a photographer and graphic design...
Memory Gurupira - Graphic Artist & PhotographerArtists and their works
In her unique
style,
Memory
captures
human
emotion,...
Exhibition In Pictures
Exhibition In Pictures
Tabvezera
ExibitionBook by Zvikomborero Mandangu
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  1. 1. Tabvezera Exhibition Book by Zvikomborero Mandangu 2013Harare Polytechnic in conjunction with U.S Embassy (PAS)
  2. 2. Tabve Zera Ambassador David Abell (Deputy Chief Of Missions)
  3. 3. abvezera was a presentation of something that has a certain je nais se qoi. Having spent two years of study with Maradze Shonhiwa and a year with Nyenyewa; the Tcommon factor is an end. Not the end. Here is two Artists whom have gone through an education but answered a calling long before they entered the doors of The Art Department. With Memory Gurupira the feeling, as getting to know her and understand her work is concerned, one finds this calling also coming long before the institution trained her. Artists are born and not made. It is a critical argument that goes through, in echoes; the halls of academies, at cognoscente's high tables and through the grey matter of free thinkers who are but slaves to time. It is a personal belief. You have it or you do not. Two percent of this world are artists. Clearly, those who conceive it. Training creates Artists, true. Trained artists matter. Born Artist is just better! So this is the end, an end rather for these three who have come of age. In that end is the legendary world that they now must go out into, to face it and to capture its ugly face, or the human idea that corrupts the natural aspect of it; Maradze Shonhiwa, Gurupira and Nyenyewa-magi in the face of obscurity, diseconomy and straightjacket ignorance. Newfound wisdom will now come to present itself in their work and for the viewer; the future is through Tabvezera a foundation of an Age of clarity. Orero-Harare2013 EPILOGUE Tabvezera Exhibition “Artists are born and not made. It is a critical argument that goes through, in echoes; the halls of academies, at cognoscente's high tables and through the grey matter of free thinkers who are but slaves to time.” Zvikomborero‘Orero’Mandangu
  4. 4. Tabvezera marks the threshold of Independent thinking and acting for the artist freshmen who now have to find new ways to connect and relate themselves to the Novel art universe. Art is a complex sea of ideas, activities and phenomenon that eventually need to be packaged for public consumption and benefit. It is rather unfortunate that the stalwart approach to art teaching currently existing in our nation can be linear and thereby promoting anti-progressive thinking. This reflects itself in the inability of the system to holistically empower the freshman with other skills apart from craft, to enable him to augment his practice. Often the freshman has to employ survival skills and teach himself the art of resourcefulness. The new artist faces many obstacles that he has to overcome chief among them, the national absence of structures to support and sustain visual art .The new artist has to question convention and think of new ways to present himself and his practice. Tabvezera is an exclamation not only for freshman but for every artist who realizes the imperative need to take matters into their own hands. Sokunge (as if) MasimbaHwati- 2013 “Art is a complex sea of ideas, activities and phenomenon that eventually need to bepackagedforpublicconsumption ...” Exhibition Curator Foreword
  5. 5. Words From The Author Of Tabvezera: “Zvakaoma kufadza meso evaoni kuburikidza nezviumbwa kana mifananidzo yatinotara, asi chokwadi ndechekuti ndinowana dzikinuro kuva mhizha. Ndinowana dzikinuro kuburikidza nemabasa angu iwaya. Zvinogona kuoma usiku hose asi mufaro unouya mangwanani. Ndinotsvakawo kuzikamwa kuburikidza nechiitiko“Tabvezera”. Hongu ndakavamba ukama uhu asi hazvireve kuti ndabudirira mumabasa iwaya eumhizha asi zvichabuda mushure mazvo. Ndakava nerudo nekuumba nemadhaka pandaikura ndichiiona ambuya vangu (nyakutumbura baba) vachiuumba hari dzinoti mhirimo,hadyana,pfuko,mbiya nedzimwewo mhando dzehari. Kungozvifungachete kuti vakatoraramisa mhuri yavo yaiva nevana vasere kuburikidza nekuumba hari zvinondipa zororo mupfungwa kuti tarenda ndiyo mhinduro mukurarama kwedu vanhu. Zvino mabiko aya ndinoapa kwavari ndichivarangarira- Ambuya Madhuve (VhanjeristaShonhiwa)” “ItisdifficulttoconvincetheeyeoftheviewerthroughanartworkbutonethingforsureisthatI find pleasure by just being in the right environment and position to share my thoughts with an amicable audience. I find pleasure talking through my work. It might prove difficult in the night but joycomes in the morning. I seek recognition in this exhibit “Tabvezera” (coming of age). Having to initiate the partnership between the two parties does not guarantee my success howeverbutwhatshallcomeoutofit. I fell in love with clay when I first set eyes on my grandmothers molded clay pots-mhirimo, hadyana,pfuko,mbiyaandothertypesofclaypots.Justthefactthatshelookedafterherfamily of eight siblings from the proceeds of making pottery in the rural area brings me pleasure. It confirms that talent is all we need to make a living. This exhibition is a tribute to her- mbuya Madhuve(EvangelistaShonhiwa)“ Shonhiwa 2013
  6. 6. Statements such as these from mid-career and neophyte artists capture the factual pulse of the city, today in 2013.Their vision tells ofthehereandnow,withstatementsreachingouttochallengeusto createabetterandbrightertomorrow. The visual arts are a recognised national attribute of the country. These young artists from the Harare Polytechnic attest to the originality, creativity, wisdom and foresight of Zimbabwean people. They have elucidated the multiple facets of our social collective life as a nation. It is only befitting that they receive the patronageandsupportofthepublic,forposterityandleavecarbon- freefootprintsinthevisionoftheyouthoftomorrow. Thesenewartistshaveplayedtheirpartincreatingnewhorizonsfor thefutureofartinZimbabwean society.CuratedbyMasimbaHwati a prominent professional artist and Visual Arts Lecturer, the show was opened by the Deputy Ambassador and well-co-ordinated by JillianBonnardeaux,theDeputyPublicAffairsOfficeriscurrentlyon display in the library at the Public Affairs section of the Embassy of theUnitedStatesatEastgate. facets of our social collective life as a nation. It is only befitting that they receive the patronage and support of the public, for posterity and leave carbon-freefootprints in the vision of the youth of tomorrow. Thesenewartistshaveplayedtheirpartincreatingnewhorizonsfor thefutureofartinZimbabwean society.CuratedbyMasimbaHwati a prominent professional artist and Visual Arts Lecturer, the show was opened by the Deputy Ambassador and well-co-ordinated by JillianBonnardeaux,theDeputyPublicAffairsOfficeriscurrentlyon display in the library at the Public Affairs section of the Embassy of theUnitedStatesatEastgate. A multi-media exhibition of Visual Art by Harare Polytechnic students Tendayi Shonhiwa, Memory Gurupira and Pius Nyenyewa at the US Information Services, Eastgate, Harare InanexhibitionbeingheldattheUnitedStatesPublicAffairssectionat the Gold Bridge in Eastgate Complex, in the city- Harare Polytechnic final yearArt students,Tendayi Maradze Shonhiwa, MemoryGurupira and Pius Nyenyewa present an increasingly sophisticated manner of using visual art to challenge social preconceptions and to enter into debateaboutthecurrentstateofsocio-environmentalaffairs. If art in Zimbabwe is to be seen as a barometer of our socio-cultural milieu and our environment, both natural and man-made, then their Art exhibition Tabvezera, (Coming of Age), bears testimony to this idea. The cultural and aesthetic manifestations of present-day Zimbabwe take into consideration various socio-cultural environments, and set the tone for re-planning the future egalitarian society in Zimbabwe, whichmanyyoungartistsandcitizensaspireto. Among the young artists taking part in this exhibition are those that aspire for socio-cultural progress and question the history and current existence of environmental and cultural disorder clearly visible in manyurbanspacesofZimbabwetoday.Theydrawtheviewertoreflect not only on new methods and modes of art making, but also on importantsocio-culturalfacetsofourcollectivelifeasZimbabweans. These respective young artists have become more introspective and more questioning on what makes us Zimbabweans and on the space we occupy. The work displayed is not negative or confrontational; rather it draws our attention to a positive and pro-active ideology of recouping, recycling and rearranging discarded material and creating thought-provokingartoutofurbandebris. Paintings, photographs, prints and assemblages depicting the varying rural and urban realities that affect us, as citizens, and transform the urban landscape into imagery makes the work accessible, visual and conversational. The artworks give us an insight into the role that art and culture can play in weaving the social fabric of our daily lives and rehabilitatingtheurbanchaosfoundinoururbanenvironment. DrTonyMonda Artwriterandcritic Dr. Tony Monda holds a PhD in Post- Modern Art Theory and a Doctorate in Business Administration( DBA) in Post- Colonial Art and Heritage Studies. He alsoholdsaLawandArtDiplomafrom Georgetown University, Washington D.C., and worked with WALA ( Wa s h i n g t o n A r e a L a wy e r s Association). He studied law and photography at the Corcoran School of Art, Washington, DC., USA. He is also a practicing artist, art critic, author, designer and Corporate Image Consultant
  7. 7. Tendayi Maradze ShoniwaArtists and their works- By Orero It was in January 2008 when I first met him. 'Zhopa' the tall lanky figure behind me called. I turned and was tongue-tied as if I was caught in some parallel boundary somewhere off in Asia:gunspointingatmefrombothsides.MustIrespondtothisman?Whoisheandwhatis he saying? I said to myself. Accordingly I did what any able bodied seaman would do and repeated his greeting forthwith.Today conversations in this fanalago ranged from football to politics, current affairs to computer games and even the location as to which fabric shop sold the cloth that made most of the garments worn by most of the characters in Rupert the Bearanditssubsequentbeingblownbyaseparatistmovementofpowermice. 'Zhopa' I replied.This is how I often communicate withTendayi Maradze Shonhiwa. Many a time has been spent talking of football derbies here and elsewhere. In common we share the support for Dynamos Football Club: 'De, de, De-mbare' with a vengeance. Reminiscing another momentinourfirstyearatanartschool,aninstructoraskedwhywe choseart? The usual poesy aboutArt being beautiful,Art making money and so on, was chanted as the instructor composed the flow of the dialogue as a conductor before his players. When it came to Tendayi, his answer was like the first stage of a novel narrated in thefirstperson-sayAClockworkOrange! “Ever since I could remember… I have always loved football” the class burst into laughter, he continued “football is fluid, it has set rules and I wanted to be a good footballer” at this point the instructor , more confused than amused attempted to halt Tendayi's DavidCopperfield account, alas, he continued, “I had aninjury-soIcouldnotbeasoccerplayer” Today one thinks of this statement.This story is of an artist who hashissportatheartandhisheartatsport.ItislikeDuchamp's' obsession with chess. Manet's with ballet, the Blaue Reiter group and their horses; football is Tendayi's stream of consciousness which you cannot switch off; in as much as you cannotswitchoffhisArt!
  8. 8. Tendayi Maradze ShoniwaArtists and their works Spirited Forms
  9. 9. Tendayi Maradze ShoniwaArtists and their works
  10. 10. Tendayi Maradze ShoniwaArtists and their works
  11. 11. For all I know I've been an artist ever since I can remember, from preschool through primary level and even went on to be president of MsengeziArtClub 2007. It's only after high school I figured out I had no interest in anything like law, medicine, or accounting like the rest of the bunch of teens my age but only wanted to be known for my punch kicking art, luckily for me unlike most local families my Mom and Dad supported me on my art career interest. Somehow I felt like my calling was more than just drawing, painting and sculpture which is quite awesome but a bit more, more beyond our borders, since I waswhatsomewouldcallagaming and cartoon junkie, I thought of something, something more like “Animation”, I had finally found myself. So now I channel my chi (Chinese word for energy) toward character design, digital painting, and motion graphic and visual effects but still got a lot to learn. I think it's safe to say my quest for animation is since to start, it's a pity that we don't really have any proper animation schools here within the Zimbabwean borders but all hope is not lost as yetforme,Iwillbeananimator. Pious B Nyenyewa - Graphic ArtistArtists and their works Fourth and last born of Mr. J and Mrs. E Nyenyewa. Born in April 1991(21yrs of age). 2 sisters, and a brother. Lives in Avondale, Rural home Zvimba. Strong Christian based background and always. Graduated from Msengezi High School in 2007, startedArt and design studiesatHararePolytechnicin2010attheageof19.Duringthecourse of the studies, was apprenticed to InCreation Design Studio (www.increation.co.zw)representedbyBatsiraiMadzonga(aninvited guest).Currently finishing off the studies in the fourth and final year at HararePolytechnicCollege. Artist statement
  12. 12. Pious B Nyenyewa - Graphic ArtistArtists and their works Team Nerd Head_Render_Retouchmo_gunz_standard_definition
  13. 13. Pious B Nyenyewa - Graphic ArtistArtists and their works Team Nerd Head_RenderMythical Lonely Doors My'Objective'notdreambecausedreamscanfade,'Objective',istobethewordonthestreet,writtenandreadinthebooksofZimbabweanartistsasoneofthemost outspoken animators in Zimbabwe, the guy who gave Zimbabweans a reason to go pay at the box office for a seat in the movie house to watch a 2:30 hour good Zimbabwean animated cartoon and not regret it because it was just simply awesome. I believe we have a lot of epic stories to tell and an empty platform that needs to befilledandIbelievethatthatpersontofillitme,Iamthemanforthejob,hopeitwon'tbefilleduntilIgetthere. I am talented, I know it and I don't need to prove it, I'm more than just a graphic designer because it's just feels too shallow for me but I'm an artist a digital artist, who rendersartlikeafineartistviadigitalmedia.IenjoymyPhotoshoppainting,3Drendering,characterdesignandtoanextentbranding… RightnowIlivebymytwodesignaliases“NerdHead”andthenewandmostrecent“Steed”
  14. 14. Memory Gurupira - Graphic Artist & PhotographerArtists and their works MemoryGurupira is a photographer and graphic designer based in Harare. She was guided byherfather,aprofessionalphotographerwhoworkedforyearsinthemassmediaindustry. Photography with its ability to record, mirror and to comment on the object captured in this case, the notion of work and informal trading in Mbare and other peri-urban locations, the artist uses the photographic image as a tool for exploring current socio-economic traders on thefringeoftheinformalsector. Given that artists are often able to express well ahead of the rest of our society's hopes, expectations,theirobjectionsandstruggles,onecannothelpbutrecognisetheroleofartand culture in development of a country. It makes one understand and recognise culture and art as an integral part of development and empowers artists to promote cultural and environmental renewal and the implementation of national policies towards the achievementofsustainablesocio-economicprogress,goodgovernanceandsocialjustice. Days Of Our Lives 3 Days Of Our Lives 1 “Growing up my dad being a professional photographer instilled in me my passion for photography. In the next 10years, I wish to be a well- kn o wn ph otograph er in competitions such as the World Press Photo Competition Exhibitions, which has only beenwonbyInternationalphotographers. Iwouldliketobe the first black African woman to win the prestigious prize andeventoscooptheMcCannPhotographerAward”.
  15. 15. Memory Gurupira - Graphic Artist & PhotographerArtists and their works In her unique style, Memory captures human emotion, and breathtaking stills of life's daily moments in her pictures. Days Of Our Lives 2
  16. 16. Exhibition In Pictures
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  18. 18. Tabvezera ExibitionBook by Zvikomborero Mandangu Layout by [xool of thot] creativestudio xoolofthot@gmail

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