Moshekwa Langa is regarded as one of the most important South Africa’s artists. Langa’s work combines different materials and genres to form large installations or assemblages, which also indicates the different layers of the artist’s own identity. For his solo exhibition at the ifa Gallery in Berlin, Moshekwa Langa has created a new site-specific installation entitled The Jealous Lover, which describes the hope for a better life in the metropolis, a hope which “captures, captivates and grips” people like jealousy.
Moshekwa Langa was born in 1975 in Bakenberg in South Africa. The artist lives and works in Bakenberg, Johannesburg and Amsterdam. He created a large floor installation for the Venice Biennale in 2009, and in recent years has been included in numerous international exhibitions and biennials. In this video Moshekwa Langa talks about the idea behind his installation at ifa Gallery Berlin. The show runs until September 21, 2014.
Moshekwa Langa: The Jealous Lover (Der eifersüchtige Liebhaber) at the ifa – Institut für Auslandsbeziehungen (Institute for Foreign Cultural Relation), Berlin (Germany); Interview with Moshekwa Langa; July 10, 2014. Video and interview by Frantisek Zachoval.
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