MUSEO MEà TO PRESENT THE FIRST SOLO MUSEUM EXHIBITION IN ITALY BY SOUTH AFRICAN ARTIST JABU NADIA NEWMAN
Jabu Nadia Newman
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Meano, Italy – Museo Meà and Associazione Asilo dei Creativi are pleased to present ‘Jabu Nadia Newman: It Takes A Village’ on view in the Museum’s main gallery space from September 7, 2019, through October 10, 2019. Cape Town-based photographer and filmmaker Jabu Nadia Newman (b. 1994) deftly explores a range of subject matter with sensitivity and humour, from the provocative to the pop culture-esque. Through Newman's lens, the filmmaker and photographer educates audiences about intersectional feminism in South Africa’s post-apartheid landscape.
For her first solo museum exhibition, Newman will present a selection of medium format photographs taken during the production of Lemohang Jeremiah Mosese’s most recent feature film: ‘This Is Not A Burial, It’s A Resurrection.’ Newman began producing still images of the shoot on location. The final result is a confession of sorts… a profound, raw and at and at times disturbing conversation with her surroundings. On the surface, the images mirror the beauty of the mountainous landscapes of Lesotho, but slowly they reveal an extremely intimate conversation. The artist listens patiently, she pauses, and then without interpreting or embellishing, she allows us to be embraced by her emotions. ‘It Takes A Village’ is the most generous of acts.