Dzimbanhete Arts Interactions is a resources centre and meeting place for artists. It was established in 2008 25km outside Harare, Zimbabwe. The organization has grown to become a visual center for re-learning, sharing and archiving artistic knowledge and many other things.
The center intends to generate inventors / thinkers. It is a place where technology and art are clearly intertwined. Its core values are to establish a platform for sharing knowledge and experiences. Its founder Chiko, who is based in Canada, has plans of globalising the organization.
The CTG Collective is a not-for-profit organization founded in 2015 by Catinca Tabacaru, Rachel Monosov, and Justin Orvis Steimer. The Collective sets artists in collaboration with diverse communities and focuses on connecting people. Artist studios and exhibition spaces are rethought into unexpected environments, while communities around the world conspire as actors and collaborators. The Collective's mission is to explore the human experience through boundless configurations of art.
CTG(R): ZIMBABWE 2018
Saturday, August 25, 2018 | 3PM
CTG Harare, Plot 1, Stonehurts, Harare, Zimbabwe
Dzimbanhete Arts & Culture Interactions, the CTG Collective, and Catinca Tabacaru Gallery invite you to celebrate the third iteration of our art residency - CTG(R): Zimbabwe 2018.
Andrea Abbatangelo - Italy
Ranti Bam – Nigeria
Felix Kindermann – Germany
Capucine Gros – France
Terrence Musekiwa – Zimbabwe
Option Dzikamai Nyahunzvi – Zimbabwe
Xavier Robles de Medina – Surinam
Justin Orvis Steimer
The Residency was founded in , the two institutions have collaborated on four major projects in Zimbabwe, Catinca Tabacaru Gallery. With the support of Dzimbanhete Art & Culture Interactions and CTG Collective as a collaboration between the 2015inclulding the building of our first structure - CTG Harare designed by Rachel Monosov; an annual art residency held at Dzimbanhete; and an exhibition at the National Gallery of Zimbabwe in Harare curated by Catinca Tabacaru. The Residency's artists have gone on to participate in international residencies; gallery and institutional exhibitions in cities including New York, Paris, and London; and in the past year in the Biennales of Venice, Bamako, and Dakar.
This year marks an important milestone in the Residency's development. For the first time, CTG(R): Zimbabwe put out an Open Call and received over 120 applications from artists in 40 countries. The selected artists landed in Zimbabwe at the beginning of August, familiarized themselves with the current context, and have been producing new works, which will be presented this Saturday, August 25th, at CTG Harare.
From Harare - towards Norton down Bulawayo Road. Left at the VOX POPULI billboard (just before Lion Cheetah Park) after which signs are posted.
Further informations here
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Case Alert |18 December 2018
ZLHR CHALLENGES EVICTION OF COMMUNITY MEMBERS FROM SACRED HERITAGE SITE ZIMBABWE Lawyers for Human Rights (ZLHR) has petitioned the High Court seeking an order to restore occupation of land to more than 40 families and 136 children, who were forcibly evicted from a sacred heritage site last week by armed police officers. 46 adults and 136 children were left homeless on Friday 14 December 2018 after they were forcibly evicted without a court order from Nharira Hills located at Somerby just outside Harare by Zimbabwe Republic Police (ZRP) members in violation of provisions of Section 74 of the Constitution by armed ZRP members, who damaged their houses using crowbars, threw their possessions out in the open, and burnt a thatched house, which held traditional relics of the community and over $2 000 in cash which had been saved for traditional offerings. This left the evictees to sleep out in the open subject to the elements in the rainy season, as they have nowhere else to go with their families’ health set to deteriorate as they continue to sleep out in the open. In an urgent chamber application filed in the High Court, Fiona Iliff of ZLHR argued that the eviction of the Nharira community was illegal, unlawful and violated their right to freedom from arbitrary eviction enshrined in section 74 of the Constitution, their right to dignity and not to be subjected to inhuman and degrading treatment in terms of Sections 51 and 53 of the Constitution, their right to the property, which has been or is likely to be destroyed or damaged contrary to Section 71 of the Constitution and their rights to be consulted prior to the eviction in terms of Section 68 of the Constitution and the Administrative Justice Act.
When we settled here, at the Nharira Hills in Zimbabwe, with the blessing and permission of the Spiritual Custodian of the Nharira Hills Sekuru Botemupote Mushore, we quickly declared our intentions to honor and protect this space and with those sincere wishes we were welcomed by Sekuru.
Encountering this place and its natural features, as well as the sacred essence which imbues everything here, from the earth, to the mountains, to the trees, to the stones, to the people, it was clear to us that we cannot simply use this land for our private residence. Instead, we were determined to open it up to all arts and cultural practitioners – hence our idea of a cultural village. We wanted to create an authentic culture hub, and while this would take us some time, we were and are still determined never to give up.
Over the past few years, despite the hardships in our country, we have worked and collaborated with many practitioners – we have organized exhibitions, workshops,
residency programs, festivals, and outreach programs among others. Some of these projects afforded us learning experiences on which we have continued to build on, while others blossomed immediately with great success, rendering us a permanent space as a model for arts and culture hubs internationally. As a result of our work we have attracted the attention of many people in our country, the region, the Afrikan continent, Asia, Europe, the Americas, and the Caribbean; it is with these proud roots of lived experience and effort that we are now prepared to enter the New Zimbabwe.
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The Hut - Zdimbanhete
on the left on August 2018
on the right on December 2018