Solo for …
Moshekwa Langa – The Jealous Lover
Moshekwa Langa, from the serie "Textpieces", 2014
© Moshekwa Langa
Moshekwa Langa (*1975 in Bakenberg / South Africa) is just as familiar with European culture, and particularly literature, as he is with the visual culture of South Africa. He combines and weaves together diverse European and African themes, motifs and elements, creating installations, works on paper, photographs and. He often uses ordinary materials like strings, watercolors, found items, tape, thread reels and threads. It is precisely that these threads tell (hi)stories.
They connect different objects, thoughts, associations; with his threads Langa weaves a visual and often also linguistic net of political experiences and personal memories – between Apartheid and exile. Everything is connected to everything else, there are no linear developments; the lines meander and meet at various intersections. Moshekwa Langa’s works therefore stand for the experiences people make in a globalised world, for the difficulties and the fascination that come with moving through this world in which everything is interconnected.
In the series of exhibitions entitled "Solo for…" the ifa Galleries present renowned artists who have been first discovered and exhibited in the ifa Galleries years ago, at the beginning of their international careers, and sometimes for the first time in Germany.
Moshekwa Langa’s work was shown in the late nineties. For the current monographic exhibition, the South-African artist has created the new, site-specific installation
The Jealous Lover.