Moshekwa Langa, “Nicho and John,” 2010.
Photograph.

Kunsthalle Bern
5 February – 27 March 2011

Moshekwa Langa’s art is amongst the most difficult to pigeonhole. “People can’t reconcile my idiosyncratic views with their own desire to classify me”, he says, but his work, meandering along contradictory trajectories, often tempts the viewer to arrive at false conclusions. In many ways, Langa’s work mirrors the artist’s life and his activities as they oscillate between Johannesburg and Europe, between nostalgia for his rural South African home and his life as an expatriate in Europe.

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