Fanizani Akuda (1932- 2011) - Meditation

Fanizani Akuda (1932- 2011) - Meditation
Scultura su serpentino verde ("verdite") - Firmato a mano - 2003

Fanizani Akuda (1932-2011) - “Meditation”
Verdite (serpentine) from Zimbabwe - Hand-signed under the base - 2003
Fanizani Akuda is one of the masters of "Shona" sculpture in Zimbabwe. His characters are tender and humorous, always smiling, with mysterious slit eyes. They are often made in two or in groups. For Fanizani, family represents a poetic world, moving in its simplicity and tenderness.
Selection of exhibitions:
1967 to 1997: numerous annual heritage exhibitions at the National Gallery, Harare
1970: Museum of Malawi , Blantyre
1980: "African Tengenenge Stone Sculpture," Feingarten Galleries, Los Angeles, USA
1981: "Art from Africa", Commonwealth Institute, London, England
1982: Janet Fleisher Gallery, Philadelphia, USA
1983: Images in Stone, Earl Sherman Gallery, Camerillo, California, USA
1985: "Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture", Kresge Art Museum, Michigan, USA
1986: Irving Sculpture Gallery, Sydney , Australie
1989: Zimbabwe op de Berg, Beelden op de Berg Foundation, Wageningen, the Netherlands
1990: Contemporary Stone Sculpture of Zimbabwe, Yorkshire Sculpture Park, United Kingdom
1993: Knud Grothe Gallery, Charlottenlund, Denmark
1995: Ointmoetting in Hamonie, Strang Gallery, Dodewaard, the Netherlands
1998: Zimbabwe stenen Getuigenissen, Royal Museum of Central Africa, Tervuren, Belgium
2000: Kew Gardens, London, England
2005: The Legend of Zimbabwe Stone Sculpture: Fanizani Akuda, solo retrospective, National Gallery of Zimbabwe, Harare, Zimbabwe
2006: Master Sculptors of Zimbabwe, group exhibition, Italy
Additional reading:
Mor F. (1987) "Sculpture Shona". Jongwe Printing and Publishing Co, Harare. ISBN 0-7974-0781-2
Winter-Irving C. "Stone Sculpture in Zimbabwe," Roblaw Publishers (A division of Modus Publications Pvt. Ltd), 1991, ISBN 0-908309-14-7 (Softcover) ISBN 0-908309-11-2 (cloth binding)
Winter-Irving C. "Pieces of Time: An anthology of articles on Zimbabwe’s stone sculpture published in The Herald and Zimbabwe Mirror 1999-2000.” Mambo Press, Zimbabwe, 2004,
Certificate of authenticity included.
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Dettagli lotto
Fanizani Akuda (1932- 2011)
Titolo dell'opera
Scultura su serpentino verde ("verdite")
Firmato a mano
Eccellenti condizioni
Dimensioni totali
50×28×13 cm
15 kg
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