David Barrett on Samson Kambalu’s shows at Kate MacGarry (Capsules, Mountains and Forts) and Whitechapel Gallery (Introduction to Nyau Cinema) London in Art Monthly’s 40 Anniversary Issue
Samson Kambalu solo show at Kate MacGarry, London: 09 September – 15 October. Artist Talk: Saturday 8 October at 11am
“Introduction to Nyau Cinema” Whitechapel Gallery, London, 23 August 2016 – 8 January 2017 – Samson Kambalu draws on his experience of growing up in Malawi to explore ideas of creativity, time and play.
Artists announced: Samson Kambalu, Rachel Maclean, Shana Moulton and Ming Wong will premiere new commissions at Frieze London.
Presenting in Rome, Samson Kambalu brings us art as a way of life through play, dear to his land of origin, Malawi, where one provides a gift wearing a mask to avoid being recognized thus eliminating the requirement of having to be reciprocated. In the same setting Nyau cinema is born in Africa, which strongly inspires the artistic production of Samson Kambalu. Learn more at TEDxRoma-Game Changers 2016
The festival runs from 02/07/16 – 04/09/16
“METROPOLITAN” – a nyau cinema installation taking shape at Kunsthalle Mainz, Germany. Show opens on 24 June, and runs through to 16 October. Artists include Vito Acconci / Francis Alÿs / Samson Kambalu / Jiří Kovanda / Klara Lidén / Ahmet Öğüt / Roman Ondak / Neša Paripović / Pilvi Takala