Michèle Magema: Watermarks, silent traces

07.05 — 11.07.21

Solo exhibition

Curated by Sorana Munsya

Participating artists Michèle Magema

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For her first solo exhibition in Belgium, multidisciplinary artist Michèle Magema will present new work in Kunsthal Extra City’s chapel space. With ‘Watermarks, silent traces’, the artist utilises various different media, including drawing, photography and installation. For this project Magema takes inspiration from the personal stories of the Congolese diaspora in the 1980s and 90s, examining the notion of collective intimacy. How do you put something into words that is not often spoken of? How do you capture the essence of a collective intimacy without completely exposing it? Through intimate experiences, Magema explores the silent traces left by a Congolese generation marked by its destabilised political context.

With the chapel space of its new location, Kunsthal Extra City seeks to offer a platform for refreshing voices and new ideas. The solo project ‘Watermarks, silent traces’ by Michèle Magema was proposed and organised by guest curator Sorana Munsya.

Your visit during COVID-19
To ensure everyone a pleasant and safe visit, during the COVID-19 pandemic we are limiting the number of visitors to our exhibition spaces. For this reason we ask that you reserve a timeslot beforehand. You can pick up your ticket when you arrive and pay at the reception desk.

Location Kunsthal Extra City - Chapel, Provinciestraat 112, 2018 Antwerpen