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serial attempts: Berti, Ferreira, Gbaguidi @ news of the world gallery

From Conciliabule series - Pélagie Gbaguidi (2003-2006)

From Conciliabule artist’s notebook series – Pélagie Gbaguidi (2003-2006)

Christine Eyene‘s latest curatorial project in London, serial attempts, brings together three artists working in different media to explore the creative process of art-making, in which ‘serial attempts’ are made to achieve the often unachievable.

Cecilia Ferreira (Mozambique/South Africa) presents an experimental video, The Chaos Within (2009); Cristiano Berti (Italy) contributes a sound installation, Happy (2004); and Pélagie Gbaguidi (Benin/Belgium) shows notes and sketches from the series Conciliabule (2003-2006). This last work inspired ‘process: immaterial proposal’, Eyene’s wider project aiming to ‘apprehend art, notably produced by African artists, beyond fixed narratives, representations, and identities’. More info here.

Show: on now, but not sure of dates… try calling/texting Pierre Coinde or Gary O’Dwyer on 07851 318 230, or emailing

Opening hours: every Friday and Saturday, 12-6

news of the world gallery
50 Resolution Way, Deptford, London

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Gonçalo Mabunda @ Jack Bell

Gonçalo Mabunda

Jack Bell’s new exhibition is a solo show from Maputo born and based artist Gonçalo Mabunda. Mabunda studied in Mozambique and South Africa, and is exhibited and collected internationally. His sculptures, many of which are made from deactivated weapons, speak of the civil war in Mozambique which began in 1977, two years after his birth, and did not end until 1992. You can read more about the background to this ‘arms into art’ idea here.

Private view: Wednesday 15th February, 6-8

Show: 16th February – 17th March

Jack Bell Gallery
13 Mason’s Yard, St. James’s, London