home school and 2727 California Street are happy to host a screening of work by Bogosi Sekhukhuni and Tabita Rezaire and discussion with Sekhukhuni and manuel arturo abreu on 25 May 2019, 8-10pm. Free and open to the public.
Sekhukhuni and Rezaire's practices each deal with digital capacities for utopia, the impact of network on affect, and the invocation of aspects of pop and the occult as tools for self-healing and engaging collective trauma. They also collaborate on the NTU project, an artist-tech-health group that produces exhibitions, installations, conversations, and abstract technologies related to spiritual repair. abreu curates a selection of each artist's moving image work after a brief poetry reading. The screening is followed by a discussion with Sekhukhuni and abreu on topics such as the potential of digital spells, the power of dreams, and the critique of afrofuturism.
This programming owes its existence to a model curated and organized by Hanna Girma in Dec 2018 for MoMA Modern Mondays, featuring a screening of Sekhukhuni's work followed by a discussion between the artist, abreu, and Girma. ----
Bogosi Sekhukhuni (b. 1991, Johannesburg) describes himself as a 'lightworker’. He studied at the University of Johannesburg, South Africa. He has exhibited at the New Museum (NYC), the Museum of Contemporary Art Chicago, the 2017 African Biennale of Photography (Bamako), LUMA Westbau (Zürich), Fondation Louis Vuitton (Paris), Steve Turner Contemporary (LA), the 2nd Kampala Biennale, the 9th Berlin Biennale, the Dakar Biennale, the Centre Pompidou (Paris), the Tate Modern (London), MoMA Warsaw, and locally in Cape Town at Stevenson and Whatiftheworld, etc. Sekhukhuni is a founding member of the 'tech-health artist group' NTU and has worked with the CUSS Group collective. His most recent project is a 'visual culture bank and research gang' called Open Time Coven, which investigates 'emergent technologies and repressed African spiritual philosophies'. Tabita Rezaire is infinity incarnated into an agent of healing, who uses art as a mean to unfold the soul. Her cross-dimensional practices envision network sciences - organic, electronic and spiritual - as healing technologies to serve the shift