Cape Town solo for Samson Mnisi
Worldart is pleased to announce the opening of a solo exhibition by Samson Mnisi at its gallery in Cape Town on 21 November 2011.
The exhibition will consist of recent paintings and the title, Momentum Rituals, refers to rituals that give us the ability to function effectively and help understanding our environment better.
“At a basic level we all speak the same language. We all want the same things. Universally even our rituals are similar. Mine is a language that seeks a universal individual.
Words do not explain everything, therefor I believe that my paintings, and the rituals that go with it, are effective vehicles to express and explore these universal similarities.” says Samson Mnisi.
A politically and socially active figure in the ANC during the apartheid era, Samson Mnisi emerged in the post-apartheid era as a cultural organizer, artist and activist. He has launched multiple cultural endeavors in Newtown, Johannesburg and New York City. He has exhibited internationally and has extensive experience as a producer, director and organizer of major theatre, music, art and film projects including projects at Museum Africa, the Lincoln Center of Performing Arts and PS1 in New York.
Artist: Samson Mnisi
Title of show: Momentum Rituals
Venue: Worldart Gallery, 54 Church Street, Cape Town
Dates: 21 November – 3 December 2011
Hours: Monday to Friday 10am – 5pm and Saturday 10am -1pm. Closed on Sundays.