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Iyi te Nshila Iyi te Nshila (This is not the way, this is the way) by Agness Buya Yombwe, 2020, Acrylic, 80cm x 60cm
This painting is inspired from current situation of Covid-19 and increase in numbers of gender based violence world over. The symbols used and the words in the song that is usually sang when explaining the message are inspired from the Bemba people of Northern Zambia. The words in the song go like this: this is a way and this is not a way, this is a way, this is not a way. It has a many meanings but in this particular work, the emphasis is saying “No to gender based violence”. Gender based violence against both men and women have increased in this time of the pandemic.
Agness Buya Yombwe is a founder and Co-director of Wayi Wayi Art Studio & Gallery, Arts Educator, painter, sculptor, print maker & mixed media artist. She is one of Zambia`s leading figures in the creative and visual arts industry. Her works of art, including prints, paintings, and sculptures, have been acquired by: the National Art Collection, Lusaka National Museum; Chaminuka Village Art Collection, Lusaka, Zambia; Thapong Collection, Botswana; Tulipamwe Collection, Windhoek, Namibia; McColl Center for the Arts, Matero Boys, Barclays Bank, and Standard Chartered Bank, Lusaka; Lechwe Trust Art Collection, Lusaka; and private collections in Norway, Australia, Germany, the USA, Australia, Japan, South Africa, and others. Agness Buya has participated in numerous national and international exhibitions including: NI MZILO/It is Taboo (2019) solo exhibition and Book launch at the National Gallery in Livingstone, Zambia; (2016) DIALOGUE (group) at Kunstabanken in Hedmark; (2015) Dialogue (solo) 37d Gallery, Lusaka, Zambia; (2012) Social Issues, Livingstone Museum, Zambia; Botswana`s foremost female artists(2005) at the Frame Gallery, Gaborone Botswana; Art for the Heart(1997) Africa Centre London; Edvard Munch Atelier (1995), Oslo, Norway.
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