In the spirit of Pavillon54’s mission: to create the first and foremost digital platform dedicated to developing the arts and culture of Africa — by Africans, for Africans, we are partnering with the Mosi-oa-Tunya Art Charity to present an exciting sale of artworks that belong to the collection of a prominent and avid African art collector.

 

The sale consists of thirteen artworks from the collection, and reflect an important period in the vibrant, energetic art scenes of Zimbabwe, Mozambique and South Africa, primarily in the 90s and early 2000s. The works capture the vibrancy, experimentation and freedom of expression that artists dabbled in during this sliver of time in Southern African art history, when independence had just been won from colonising countries, apartheid was actively being fought, and the promise for an independent future was just an arm’s reach away. 

 

The proceeds of the Pavillon54 & Mosi-oa-Tunya Art Charity Sale will go directly to the Mosi-oa-Tunya Art Charity. Mosi-oa-Tunya is a small charity whose name means ‘the smoke that thunders’, referring to the great power of the Victoria Falls that produces a loud roar and mist in the surrounding area. The charity will use the profits from the artworks to support emerging African artists, especially by providing art materials or art courses to further progress the artists ‘practices and careers in the region.

 

Read more about it in our P54 MAGAZINE