Nkurunziza's 'reconstruction' art exhibition ends today

One of Rwanda’s leading visual artists, Innocent Nkurunziza last week premiered his latest one week solo exhibition ‘’RE/DE CONSTRUCTION’’. The exhibition that kicked off on November 19 will end today at Inema Art Gallery. The show will wrap up this Thursday 26 November 2015.
Nkurunziza poses for the camera with one of his art fans. (Joseph Oindo)
Nkurunziza poses for the camera with one of his art fans. (Joseph Oindo)

One of Rwanda’s leading visual artists, Innocent Nkurunziza last week premiered his latest one week solo exhibition ‘’RE/DE CONSTRUCTION’’. The exhibition that kicked off on November 19 will end today at Inema Art Gallery. The show will wrap up this Thursday 26 November   2015. 

The exhibition is featuring unique series of 3Dimension relief sculptures and conceptual art installations that explore the stories and ideas behind everyday objects.

Nkurunziza told The New Times in an interview that this show is unique, giving an example where in order to create one of the exhibition pieces which he called Food For Thought #2, he spent a month moving from one household to the next collecting used cooking pots and gifting their owners with new ones.

“Life is all about reconstructing. Those things you see around in your kitchen can be reconstructed to appealing aesthetic pieces, he said

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One of Nkurunziza’s art pieces on display. (Joseph Oindo)

Nkurunziza has established a reputation as an abstract painter. However, his prowess in art was clearly noticeable with the 16 art unique pieces that graced the walls of Inema art gallery during the opening day of the exhibition.

“’Absolutely unique’ said Sarah Manon who said that she is an enthusiastic art collector from the United States. “

I’ve never seen something like this in my sojourn in Africa,” she said.

Alexis Averbuck, a guest during the opening day of the exhibition, said one of the art pieces which Nkurunziza named; ‘’Story telling’’, a visually attractive piece, with seemingly dark abstract metallic discarded pieces of artwork embedded in lustrous wood, can be exhibited on any museum wall in the world.

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