EXHIBITION OPEN AT GOODMAN GALLERY JOHANNESBURG
ON VIEW UNTIL 13 APRIL 2019
Nyasaland Analysand is Samson Kambalu’s second solo exhibition with Goodman Gallery. Working in film and multimedia installation, Kambalu draws on his Malawian upbringing surrounded by syncretic cultures such as the Beni and Malipenga to produce work that celebrates and interrogates the practice of integrating Western influences into local traditions and customs. Through references to a childhood brand of gum, the African Dandy, and Hollywood Westerns Kambalu tells a story highly personal in nature of the post-colonial cultural condition.
Samson Kambalu translated the film script of Chiwetel Ejiofor’s The Boy Who Harnessed the Wind into Chichewa and was a consultant on Chewa culture. He also acts in it as the shopkeeper Joe Gostein. The film premiered at Sundance 2019 and will be shown on Netflix (March 1) and in cinemas (February).
Wednesday 20 February 2019, 18:30 to 20:00 – Book:
“Films as fast as the blink of an eye.” – Review in Bomb Magazine
Samson Kambalu, Graphomania. Installation view. Image courtesy of the James Gallery, The Graduate Center, CUNY. Photo: Samuel Draxler.
Samson Kambalu’s multimedia film installation Graphomania goes on show at James Gallery, CUNY, New York from Tue, Dec 5, 2017 – Sat, Jan 13, 2018.
Samson Kambalu, I Cross a Photograph, digital film, colour, 2016
Samson Kambalu takes part in the inauguration of the Zeitz Museum of Contemporary African Art, Cape Town, South Africa with a solo show, a multimedia installation Wounded Negatives, on 22 September – 29 November 2017.
Samson Kambalu, Drawing in the 18th Century, digital film, colour, 2017
Samson Kambalu takes part in a group show in Korea, Seoul, at Seoul Museum of Art, 12 September – 12 November 2017 : Seoul Museum of Art (SeMA), in partnership with the British Council presents The Art of Dissonance as part of UK/Korea 2017–18. This exhibition brings together 26 artworks by 16 contemporary artists, carefully selected from the 8,500 works in the British Council Collection.The exhibition delves deep into the “dissonance” of British society from the 1980s to today and explores differences in social class, ethnicity, and economic and political positions through the artists’ own visual languages and voices.
Participating artists: John Akomfrah, Jeremy Deller & Alan Kane, Paul Graham, Ed Hall, Mona Hatoum, Lubaina Himid, Samson Kambalu, Rachel Maclean, Martin Parr, Grayson Perry, Bob and Roberta Smith, Cally Spooner, Mark Wallinger, Gillian Wearing, Wolfgang Tillmans
Samson Kambalu takes part in the Group show The Silences Between at Goodman Gallery Cape Town, curated by Tendai Marima and Emma Laurence, 24 August – 23 September.
Samson Kambalu, Two Pussy Negative, digital film, colour, 2017
Artists include Candice Breitz • Broomberg & Chanarin • Nolan Oswald Dennis • Mounir Fatmi • Kendell Geers • David Goldblatt • Haroon Gunn-Salie • Alfredo Jaar • Samson Kambalu • William Kentridge • Grada Kilomba • Paulo Nazareth • Mikhael Subotzky