The Source is a solo exhibition by Congolese Namibian-based artist Tity Kalala Tshilumba and celebrates the role of women, mothers and children. Consisting of a series of paintings, this exhibition is a commentary on gender-based violence, opposing this epidemic which at times still resounds in a culture of silence.

This display encourages a dialogue of finding the true source of relationships and existence, and seeks to explore the epitome of a woman, of love. Simultaneously pursuing this discourse whilst countless numbers of violent outbursts are reported on a daily basis, the unequal distribution of power and inability to guarantee the protection of rights are underscored.

Tity Tshilumba’s works are inspired by daily life, giving the viewer a glimpse into contemporary Namibian society. The artist has chosen a positive approach in challenging society’s concept of the devaluation of women, urging us not to stray from the source.

The Source by Tity Kalala Tshilumba will be on display in the NAGN Upper Gallery from Friday, 23 September 2022 – Saturday, 05 November 2022.

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