Motherland : From the Motherland, For the Motherland

12 January - 3 February 2022

Motherland, an exhibition bringing together five artists From the Motherland, For the Motherland.  Irvin Pascal (African/Caribbean), Ghizlane Sahli (Morocco), Adonai Sebhatu (Eritrea), Collin Sekajugo (Uganda/Rwanda) and Fatiha Zemmouri (Morocco), bring forth different perspectives on the environment and the relationship of humans amongst nature through their art, each artist being rooted in the oldest inhabited continent on Earth, Africa. 

 

The unparalleled eco-diversity alongside the vibrance and innovation that radiates from the Motherland is explored by the exhibiting artists, as a reminder of where all humans initially migrated from. All elements and resources within the works presented have been taken and inspired by their homelands, including both raw and recycled materials.

 

The strongest environmental and humane connections are implanted through our sense of belonging to the soil we stand on, giving birth to the beauty of our culture, tradition, history of our ancestors and our roots. Motherland calls upon the importance of gratitude towards Mother Earth and all that she has provided, the Mother of Mankind.

  • Exhibition Shots

  • Irvin Pascal

    Irvin Pascal

    Pascal’s works reveal the function of symmetry and form within organic subject matter, illustrating this utilisation within our ecological systems as mechanisms to maintain the order of the natural selection process. His works reflect on the mediation between the formality of the built environment and the fluidity of existing spaces. Embellishing on the range of artistic practices encompassing both geometric representations of nature and the importance of ecological welfare.

    • Irvin Pascal, In due time , 2020
      Irvin Pascal, In due time , 2020
    • Irvin Pascal, New system, 2020
      Irvin Pascal, New system, 2020
    • Irvin Pascal, Power and stregth 2021, 2021
      Irvin Pascal, Power and stregth 2021, 2021
    • Irvin Pascal, Second nature, 2021
      Irvin Pascal, Second nature, 2021
    • Irvin Pascal, Structural Commotion , 2021
      Irvin Pascal, Structural Commotion , 2021
    • Irvin Pascal, Summer Sea Breeze , 2021
      Irvin Pascal, Summer Sea Breeze , 2021
    • Irvin Pascal, Sweetness and Serenity , 2021
      Irvin Pascal, Sweetness and Serenity , 2021
    • Irvin Pascal, Terrestrial Heatwave , 2021
      Irvin Pascal, Terrestrial Heatwave , 2021
  • Ghizlane Sahli

    Ghizlane Sahli

    Sahli’s three-dimensional embroidery sculptures and installations are made from recovered plastic waste, which she envelopes with silk thread. Carried by a universal dimension, Sahli’s artwork is immersed with the theme of nature, which is embedded seemingly in the everyday. Her artwork represents the need for durable progressions in development and also the future of the planet. 

    • Ghizlane Sahli, Histoires de Tripes (HT045) , 2021
      Ghizlane Sahli, Histoires de Tripes (HT045) , 2021
    • Ghizlane Sahli, La Mer(e), Origine du Monde (MOM 020), 2021
      Ghizlane Sahli, La Mer(e), Origine du Monde (MOM 020), 2021
    • Ghizlane Sahli, La Mer(e), Origine du Monde (MOM 022) , 2021
      Ghizlane Sahli, La Mer(e), Origine du Monde (MOM 022) , 2021
    • Ghizlane Sahli, La Mer, Origine du Monde (MOM 021), 2021
      Ghizlane Sahli, La Mer, Origine du Monde (MOM 021), 2021
    • Ghizlane Sahli, La Mer, Orignine du Monde (MOM 020) , 2021
      Ghizlane Sahli, La Mer, Orignine du Monde (MOM 020) , 2021
    • Ghizlane Sahli, M.O.M 007, 2020
      Ghizlane Sahli, M.O.M 007, 2020
  • Adonai Sebhatu

    Adonai Sebhatu

    Sebhatu makes use of electronic waste, renowned as one of the most difficult materials to dispose of and recycle. In light of raising awareness on anthropogenic climate change, he manipulates the end of a “useful life” of electronics, especially in an age of planned obsolescence, revitalizing all of its parts into intricate everlasting artworks. The artist’s trademark techniques become a vehicle for change by confronting the viewer with the reality of our digital age.

    • Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled , 2013
      Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled , 2013
    • Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled , 2013
      Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled , 2013
    • Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled , 2013
      Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled , 2013
    • Adonai Sebhatu, Polemos n°4 , 2015
      Adonai Sebhatu, Polemos n°4 , 2015
    • Adonai Sebhatu, The growing city, 2014
      Adonai Sebhatu, The growing city, 2014
    • Adonai Sebhatu, Polemos n°2 , 2014
      Adonai Sebhatu, Polemos n°2 , 2014
    • Adonai Sebhatu, Plain landscape, 2014
      Adonai Sebhatu, Plain landscape, 2014
    • Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled , 2013
      Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled , 2013
    • Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled, 2019
      Adonai Sebhatu, Untitled, 2019
  • Collin Sekajugo

    Collin Sekajugo

    Sekajugo recycles locally sourced material such as Polypropylene bags in his work as a response to the inclusion of contemporary consumer materials in his art. His collage paintings create a narrative that the public can relate to through working with found objects like denim fabrics and waste paper, initiating conversation on durability and sustainability.

    • Collin Sekajugo, BIG COMPANY , 2021
      Collin Sekajugo, BIG COMPANY , 2021
    • Collin Sekajugo, STARTING UP , 2021
      Collin Sekajugo, STARTING UP , 2021
    • Collin Sekajugo, Freeing Up , 2021
      Collin Sekajugo, Freeing Up , 2021
    • Collin Sekajugo, The Woman Behind , 2021
      Collin Sekajugo, The Woman Behind , 2021
  • Fatiha Zemmouri

    Fatiha Zemmouri

    Zemmouri creates polymorphic artwork, through the notions of construction, deconstruction, regeneration and transformation. The works presented in Motherland, utilise plowed soil symbolising renewal and regeneration - alluding to the idea of how the future of the Earth is in our hands and needs to be taken care of.

    • Fatiha Zemmouri, Mother Earth I , 2021
      Fatiha Zemmouri, Mother Earth I , 2021
    • Fatiha Zemmouri, Mother Earth II , 2021
      Fatiha Zemmouri, Mother Earth II , 2021
    • Fatiha Zemmouri, Mother Earth III, 2021
      Fatiha Zemmouri, Mother Earth III, 2021
    • Fatiha Zemmouri, Suspension II, 2021
      Fatiha Zemmouri, Suspension II, 2021
    • Fatiha Zemmouri, Suspension I, 2021
      Fatiha Zemmouri, Suspension I, 2021