29 September 2017

Garet Nyandoro : Stall(s) of Fame

The video was filmed during Gareth Nyandoro's second solo exhibition Stall(s) of Fame at Tiwani Contemporary, London (29 September - 4 November 2017). Nyandoro contextualises his exhibition following a three month residency at SAM Art Projects in Paris, which culminated in an exhibition at Palais de Tokyo (14 June - 10 September 2017). He talks about the influence of the bouquiniste stands along the river Seine, the commodification of African footballers in the European league, and the superstar status the stars often garner upon their return home. The videos denouement sees Nyandoro describe his appropriation of the etching technique, termed kucheka cheka, and how it features throughout his artistic practice.