Out of Africa - Obert Jongwe


In this iconic show off, Obert Jongwe and Jenny Jackson once again come together. With both their solo shows opening the same night at Rossouw Modern, their art connection is undeniable.

Out of Africa

Rossouw Modern

Opening Friday 2 February 2024 at 18H00

On until 8 February 2024

In 2023, Obert fulfilled what he considered an impossible dream — a 5-month trip to the United States of America. While there for religious studies, he embraced the opportunity to explore New York City and beyond.

Out of Africa presents a body of work inspired by this journey. Produced during and directly after his visit, it documents experiences and shares impressions of the Big Apple and surrounds.

The golden thread? The shifting power dynamics between the authorities, governments, leaders and the populace — in the US, and juxtaposed with hopeful shifts observed in his birth country, Zimbabwe.

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