LoCA’s exhibition program aimed at bringing together projects that explores and employs critical thinking in the relationship between art production, theme, material, and exhibition-making of the finished product. As illustrative as it may sound, but in a space where there is an enormous intellectual and infrastructural deficit the need to employ a process of unlearning- relearning of our society, the knowledge and methods that exist now is the only way to building critically reflective art scene. One whose art products can critically engage within the local geography it has been produced but also have a global perspective.
An exhibition by four participants of the Tuning In: Other Ways Seeing Minilab 2020. Emeldah Mpilipili, Stephane Kabila-Kyowa, Isaac Kalambata and Bwanga ‘Benny Blow’ Kapumpa are part of a group of 9 participates that have worked together to develop their concepts and artworks since March 2020 under the guidance of the LoCA team and experienced practitioners. The second group will present their exhibition in February 2021. The Exhibition, titled A Glimmer of Resistance showcases new contemporary artworks by Isaac kalambata and Bwanga ‘Benny Blow’ Kapumpa, curated by Emeldah Mpilipili and Stephane Kabila-Kyowa. The exhibition will open at the National Art Gallery, Livingstone on the 4th December 2020. Read more
Tuning-In: Other Ways of Seeing was realised as a two-part project, an exhibition and a series of projects in the form of school centred on workshops, discursive platforms, lectures, screening and pop-up shows. Tuning-In: Other Ways of Seeing, seeks to deconstruct the paradigms that have driven the reading/seeing/presentation/ representation of the arts in our local art scene. The project explores and employs critical thinking in the relationship between art production, theme, material and exhibition-making of the finished product. While illustrative as it may sound, but in a space where there is an enormous intellectual and infrastructural deficit the need to employ a process of unlearning- relearning of our society, the knowledge and methods that exist now is the only way out. Read more
The Exhuming of Histories and Legacies was an exhibition held at National Visual Arts Gallery Livingstone, Zambia. The exhibition explored the critical gap of knowledge, history and legacies that exists within the Zambian contemporary art scene- to facilitate a critical unpacking of contemporary African art practice and the curatorial politics of its representation. The exhibition was both a curatorial and a collaborative artistic/research project. It was set as a dialogue that consisted of works by artists and writers whose work reﬂect on the critical articulation of art contemporary practice, politics of representation and engagement with historical references. Some of the artists and writers we were in dialogue with are as follows Wonder Sakala, Gladys Kalichini, Agness Yombwe, Aaron Samuel Mulenga, Serah Chule- Yoweli Chungu and Mulenga J Mulenga.
Within the exhibition, we created reading both by Thomas Benedict Holt (Architect and LoCA Team Member) In which we introduced reading material from Namwali Sarpell, Kayo Chingonyi and others.
To learn about the artist and writers and their work check out the links below:
A Squatter at Tenthaus was an incubator project that had been resident at Tenthaus Oslo from November 2013- April 2014. It was a project that explored discussions on the need to start an arts research-based and interdisciplinary platform for visual arts in Livingstone Zambia. During the period of the residency (takeover), we collected artist books, catalogues, art theory, books on philosophy, visual culture, film theory, Architecture and design. Read More