Michèle Magema: Watermarks, Silent Traces

Solo show
Kunsthal Extra City, Antwerp (BE)

Michèle Magema

For her first solo exhibition in Belgium, multidisciplinary artist Michèle Magema will present new work in Kunsthal Extra City’s chapel space. With ‘Watermarks, silent traces’, the artist utilises various different media, including drawing, photography and installation. For this project Magema takes inspiration from the personal stories of the Congolese diaspora in the 1980s and 90s, examining the notion of collective intimacy. How do you put something into words that is not often spoken of? How do you capture the essence of a collective intimacy without completely exposing it? Through intimate experiences, Magema explores the silent traces left by a Congolese generation marked by its destabilised political context.

With the chapel space of its new location, Kunsthal Extra City seeks to offer a platform for refreshing voices and new ideas. The solo project ‘Watermarks, silent traces’ by Michèle Magema was proposed and organised by guest curator Sorana Munsya.

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