The passover, 2011


Unique Artwork

Acrylic on canvas

Acrylic on canvas
120 x 159.5 cm
On loan from a private collection
Photo: Johann Laurens
© Zeitz MOCAA


CM H 159 W 120

IN H 62.6 W 47.24

Certificate of authenticity - Signed by artist

The passover, 2011

Richard Mudariki’s work has long been interested in the intersection of personal and political worlds. 

For while the artist often tackles societal issues and public personas, rendering them in absurdist, theatrical milieus, his work nevertheless always maintains a highly personal dimension, providing a space for personal reflection and examination. 
 

The passover, 2011

In the painting, The Passover (2011), Mudariki re-contextualises Leonardo da Vinci’s famous fifteenth-century painting of The Last Supper. In it depicting a final meal for the former Zimbabwean President, Robert Mugabe, with world politicians and clergymen at the end of his long rule.

Richard Mudariki

Richard Mudariki was born in Seke, Zimbabwe, and currently lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa. A mentee of established artists Allen Kupeta, Helen Lieros, and Greg Shaw, he is perhaps best known for his satirical use of iconic figures and symbols to provide commentary on the socio-political environment of his homeland and beyond.

Richard Mudariki’s work has long been interested in the intersection of personal and political worlds. For while the artist often tackles societal issues and public personas, rendering them in absurdist, theatrical milieus, his work nevertheless always maintains a highly personal dimension, providing a space for personal reflection and examination. 

A common thread in both of Mudariki’s more recent works, Patriotic Stereo Tape and Reform, Scan, Format? (2018), are the hidden operators, whose hands reach out from behind the scenes to tamper with a cassette tape, bribe a cyborg, or manipulate information. Read in the light of Zimbabwe’s recent elections, these works question the possibility of political reform and the extent to which a genuine democracy may be realised under state censorship and control.

Mudariki has been featured in the following exhibitions: Mutara Wenguva (Time Line) at Sanlam Art Collection, Johannesburg and Cape Town (South Africa: 2017); Nano 1:1 at Barnard Gallery in Cape Town (South Africa: 2017); A Painting Today at Stevenson, Cape Town (South Africa: 2017); My Reality at Johans Borman Fine Art, Cape Town (South Africa: 2012); and Post Election Selection at Gallery Delta (Zimbabwe: 2008). Read more


Zeitz - Museum Of Contemporary Art Africa (MOCAA)

Zeitz Museum of Contemporary Art Africa (Zeitz MOCAA) is a public not-for-profit contemporary art museum that collects, preserves, researches and exhibits 21st-century art from Africa and its diaspora; hosts international exhibitions; develops supporting educational and enrichment programmes; encourages intercultural understanding, and guarantees access for all.

The galleries, spread over several floors, are dedicated to a large cutting-edge collection gallery; exhibition galleries; and Centres for Art Education, Curatorial Training, Performative Practice, Photography, and the Moving Image.

Zeitz MOCAA was established through a partnership between the V&A Waterfront led by CEO David Green acting on behalf of Growthpoint Properties Limited and the Government Employees Pension Fund (GEPF), represented by the Public Investment Corporation Limited (PIC) and collector Jochen Zeitz.

The building was reimagined through a design by the acclaimed London-based Heatherwick Studio.


Senior Management
Koyo Kouoh: Executive Director and Chief Curator
Brooke Minto: Director of Institutional Advancement, Zeitz MOCAA and Executive Director, Zeitz MOCAA Foundation USA
Fawaz Mustapha: Chief Operations Officer

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