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Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi

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Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi.

“Kwatinobva

Kunoyera

(Sacred

Origins)

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my work

The title of Nyahunzvi’s exhibition focuses on matters of spirituality central to his own Shona culture. The Shona people, hailing from Zimbabwe, are spiritual beings that revere the land they walk on, the wild and domestic animals around them and the plant life and water bodies. All are believed to be endowed with consciousness and are therefore treated with respect. Shona spirits inhabit these rivers, trees, forests and mountains, which are carefully preserved and through which ancestors can be reached through ritual libations.

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Throughout the exhibition, traces of the past appear to haunt the figures that inhabit each artwork. While the central figures in this body of work are all imaginary, their narratives are not fictional. It is their pensive stares, even their side-eyeing, which force the viewer to consider their individual experience.

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