Eclectica Contemporary presents Mpho Feni’s first solo exhibition, ‘Chulumanco’, opening on 6 April.
Mpho was born in 1995 and raised in Cape Town. Being born post Apartheid in South Africa, where inequalities have not been addressed, Feni presents an abundance of hope. ‘Chulumanco’ provides a platform for cultural exchange reinforced through story telling, family networks and insistent celebrations. Feni choses to embrace the new South with positivity and care.
His work invites us to pause, breathe, and pay homage to celebratory moments and memories, while activating new codes with which to rethink our everyday ways of living, sharing and archiving memories.
The exhibition title, derived from Xhosa, signifies happiness, an emotion sensitively rendered in Feni’s paintings.
Eclectica Contemporary aims to present a carefully selected and focused collection of art from the continent that interrogates issues facing us in a globalized world. The art at Eclectica Contemporary often showcases practices and materials from art history but which push these boundaries and explore uncharted territories of representation, technique and theory.
Source: Eclectica Contemporary.