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Contemporary art exhibition

Kemang Wa Lehulere – Bring Back Lost Love

Art exhibition at Göteborgs Konsthall.

Göteborgs Konsthall presents the first Scandinavian solo exhibition of South African artist Kemang Wa Lehulere, one of the most recognized artists of his generation. The exhibition Bring Back Lost Love features new sculptural works, installations and drawings. Admission free.

Kemang Wa Lehulere explores the relationship between personal and collective histories, and how South Africa’s violent past continues to haunt the present. Using found and repurposed materials, chalk, personal memories and texts, his poetic and layered works speak of suppression, unfulfilled dreams and voices that have been silenced or erased from official historiography.

In Bring Back Lost Love, Wa Lehulere excavate histories, both existing and imaginative, informative and fantastical. As such the call to “bring back lost love” speaks to a desire to rupture the present and acknowledge that something has been lost or is missing – not least the relationship to the ancestral land that black South Africans lost as the notorious Natives Land Act saw the systematic expulsion of black South Africans from fertile to arid lands.

Kemang Wa Lehulere Bring Back Lost Love Göteborgs Konsthall Sweden