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Ronald Muchatuta Scorched Earth

Jun 10 — Jul 30, 2022 | Paris, Turenne

In the words of Fred Moten, we study our wounds as poetics of our lore, where the relation between joint and flesh is the pleated distance of a musical moment that is emphatically, palpably imperceptible and, therefore, exhausts description. The moment becomes a theory of the moment, of the feeling of a presence that is ungraspable in the way that it touches. You will know the moment by how it requires you to think of the relation between fantasy and nothingness: what is mistaken for silence is, all of a sudden, Tran substantial. (Eliott, 2022)

In resistance to such departure, we linger in the advent, in the brutal interplay of advent and enclosure. Land, especially for Africans is the basis of dignity that is rooted in ancestral land and the deep connection one has to their roots and community. Unsettlement is the displacement re-casted in the idea that to have land and to be African are interplay of two different ideas. Whereas negation is supposed to foster true emergence it is simply delay disguised as emergence. (Eliott, 2022)
 

By Ronald Muchatuta and Ruzy Rusike

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Selected artworks

  • Ronald Muchatuta,                                      What Doesn't Glitter I,                 2022

    Ronald Muchatuta What Doesn't Glitter I, 2022

    Mixed media on canvas
    150 x 100 x 5 cm
    59 1/2 x 39 1/2 x 2 in

  • Ronald Muchatuta,                                      What Doesn't Glitter III,                 2022

    Ronald Muchatuta What Doesn't Glitter III, 2022

    Mixed media on canvas
    160 x 150 x 5 cm
    63 x 59 1/2 x 2 in

  • Ronald Muchatuta,                                      EndSARS,                 2022

    Ronald Muchatuta EndSARS, 2022

    Mixed media on canvas
    165 x 135 x 2.5 cm
    65 x 53 1/2 x 1 in

  • Ronald Muchatuta,                                      Scroll VIII,                 2022

    Ronald Muchatuta Scroll VIII, 2022

    Mixed media on canvas
    101 x 43 x 4 cm
    40 x 17 x 1 1/2 in

  • Ronald Muchatuta,                                      Scroll IX,                 2022

    Ronald Muchatuta Scroll IX, 2022

    Mixed media on canvas
    110 x 42 x 4 cm
    43 1/2 x 16 1/2 x 1 1/2 in

  • Ronald Muchatuta,                                      Black Stream I,                 2022

    Ronald Muchatuta Black Stream I, 2022

    Relief sculpture, mosaic, wax and drawing
    30 x 40 cm
    12 x 16 in

  • Ronald Muchatuta,                                      Black Stream II,                 2022

    Ronald Muchatuta Black Stream II, 2022

    Mosaic, relief sculpture, wax and drawing
    30 x 40 cm
    12 x 16 in

  • Ronald Muchatuta,                                      Black Stream III,                 2022

    Ronald Muchatuta Black Stream III, 2022

    Mosaic, relief sculpture, wax and drawing
    30 x 40 cm
    12 x 16 in