Arising African Perspectives
– Group Show
LKB/G, Hamburg, Germany05 May 2017 - 27 May 2017
Hamburg gains a brand-new creative hub, opening its doors at May 05th. With an unconventional concept, the young gallery LKB/G aims to establish a unique platform of exhibiting art from the Global South in Germany.
LKB/G starts the first exhibition “Arising African Perspectives” with a composition of three African artists form South Africa and Ghana. Furthermore, LKB/G shows an extract of some East African artists of the Millerntor Gallery.
Io Makandal (South Africa)
The young South African artist meanders through materials and themes, intuiting objects in space, offsetting and pairing them with unexpected counterparts. She sets up a designated space, the objects can begin to jostle up against each other in a sort of struggle for power. Exploring an urban ecology, her work meditates and militates against the effects of urbanism on the environment and human psyche during the Anthropocene.
Mxolisi Vusi Beauchamp (South Africa)
Vusi describes himself as being not only an artist but also a multimedia designer and art director. He creates artworks by means of painting, spray-painting and stencils to comment on social issues and on the politicians and events that make up the south African social landscape. These works are the artistic version of satirical journalism and social critique, often controversial.
Gideon Appah (Ghana)
Gideon works are the artistic version of satirical journalism and social critique. His work is greatly influenced by imagery and marks of temporary structures and informal signage of the socio-cultural/economic landscape of Accra’s urban spaces. A regular element in his works are numbers and signage which he derives from the lottery kiosks in Ghana. Gideon expresses his ideas onto canvasses by a method of scratching through painted surfaces to reveal these marks whilst adding mixed media materials.
Gideon Appah will take part in the opening of the gallery. He travels to Hamburg and will welcome interested guests to an artist talk, May 7th.
May 05th 2017, 7 PM – Opening Gallery & Vernissage
May 07th 2017, 4 PM – Artist Talk Gideon Appah