Witch Craft: Rethinking Power
October 3, 2021 — January 9, 2022
Moffat Takadiwa transforms post-consumer waste – such as used toothpaste tubes, spray cans, computer keyboards – into lush, densely layered sculptures and tapestry-like wall works that embody the complexities of contemporary Zimbabwean politics, culture, and reference his Korekore heritage. For his first solo museum exhibition, Takadiwa created new works that defy gravity by floating in mid-air and cascading off walls. These pieces are Takadiwa’s investigations of power from a distinctly African perspective – one that acknowledges spirituality as a powerful resource for Africa’s future growth.
This exhibition is funded in part by the Pasadena Art Alliance.
Photo Credit: Moffat Takadiwa, Three little witches, 2021 (Detail). Found toothbrushes, computer keys, 177 x 98.4 x 2 inches. Courtesy of the artist and Nicodim Gallery Los Angeles. Photo: Taylor Tschider.