Leap into the Future: Usurpa’s #DontLookBack Exhibition at Latitude Art Fair

Samurai Farai
Samurai Farai

Usurpa Digital Gallery is thrilled to announce that esteemed artists Nandipha Mntambo, Justice Mukheli, Cinthia Sifa Molanga, Mark Modimola, Samurai Farai, Katlego Tlabela, and Sphephelo Mnguni will be featured in the upcoming group exhibition, #DontLookBack, at the Latitude Art Fair. This exhibition promises to be a captivating exploration of contemporary art, showcasing a diverse range of talents and perspectives.

Kaykay Ribane

 A Visionary Leap into Tomorrow

Curated as part of RMB Latitudes 2024, #DontLookBack is a bold statement against the entrenched fixation of Western critics on non-figurative art from Africa. This exhibition is a visionary leap into tomorrow, meticulously crafted by Africans for Africans. It embodies a spirit of Afro-Optimism, celebrating the creativity, resilience, and forward-thinking nature of contemporary African artists.

 The Artists

Nandipha Mntambo: Renowned for her sculptural works and photography, Mntambo explores themes of identity, gender, and the body.

Justice Mukheli: A storyteller through photography and film, Mukheli’s work often delves into the complexities of urban life and personal narratives.

Cinthia Sifa Molanga: Her vibrant paintings and mixed-media pieces reflect her Congolese heritage and explore themes of culture and memory.

Mark Modimola: Known for his digital art, Modimola’s work is a fusion of traditional African aesthetics with futuristic elements.

Samurai Farai: A dynamic visual artist whose work spans illustration, graffiti, and digital art, Farai’s pieces are bold and thought-provoking.

Katlego Tlabela: His art challenges societal norms and explores themes of identity, often using a blend of surrealism and realism.

Sphephelo Mnguni: Mnguni’s work is a deep dive into the human experience, with a particular focus on emotions and interpersonal relationships.

The Digital Experience

Usurpa Digital Gallery is pushing the boundaries of traditional art exhibitions by leveraging cutting-edge technology. The use of Samsung Frame TVs allows for a seamless integration of digital and physical art, providing a unique viewing experience. This innovative approach not only enhances the visual impact of the artworks but also aligns with the gallery’s mission to propel the local art scene into the future.

Embracing the Future of Art

As South Africa’s first physical fine art NFT gallery, Usurpa is at the forefront of a new era in the art world. By embracing digital mediums and NFT technology, the gallery offers a platform for artists to reach global audiences and explore new creative possibilities. The #DontLookBack exhibition at Latitude Art Fair is a testament to this forward-thinking vision, showcasing how African artists are leading the way in contemporary art.

Check out Usurpa Digital Gallery at the Latitude Art Fair and witness the future of African art. Let’s celebrate the talent of these exceptional artists as they redefine the landscape of contemporary art.