New Era (Windhoek)

Namibia: Life Sliding Opens Tonight

Swakopmund — Another exhibition - called Life Sliding is opening at the French Alliance tonight.

Aurelie Zannier-Wahengo is exhibiting for the first time this year and the theme is Naïve African paintings and puzzled-pieces of canvas. He is a French artist who resides in Namibia and is generally known for his abstract paintings. He has already had seven exhibitions in Namibia (Windhoek and Swakopmund) and is Co-Founder of an arts association Art in the House promoting Namibian visual art through event creation.

Life Sliding, introduced to the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre (FNCC) last August, is about townships and rural scenes of African's daily life (not specifically Namibia). The exhibition portrays colourful, almost cartoonish typical street life depiction representing people and gathering places of African life and daily usual activities. Some paintings present particular choice of format: puzzle pieces of canvas and it looks like these small format puzzled pieces have conversations with each other. The missing parts leave viewers with a space to stimulate their own imagination and to complete these unfinished conversations.

The exhibition is organised by the Alliance française here and it will run until February 23. Viewing is free at the Alliance française on Mondays to Fridays from 10h00 to 14h00 and from 15h00 to 18h00 and on Saturdays 9h00 to 13h00. The Alliance is closed on Sundays.

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