Nnena Kalu at Capharnaum

15 March 2016 – 23 April 2016

Theatre de Liege, Place du 20 Aout, 16 – 4000 Liege

Nnena Kalu spent a week during March with Le Madmusee in Liege, Belgium creating a site-specific installation as part of an international group exhibition at Theatre de Liege.  The exhibition, titled Capharnaum, involved 4 artists creating large-scale installations in the theatre space over the course of a week, culminating in an exhibition

To the right are images of Nnena creating her installation, alongisde fellow selected artists Hendrick Heffnick, Pascal Tassini and Selbermann.   Working with plastics, cling film, old VHS reels, tapes and wool, Nnena created large forms that are anchored to wooden frames.  During her time in Liege, Nnena also explored flea markets, shops, and the local sites.Nnena was been accompanied by Artist Facilitator Charlotte Hollinshead.

Charlotte said, “The Madmusee project is a fantastic opportunity for Nnena to develop new work on large scale in a totally new environment. We are really looking forward to working alongside Madmusee and the other selected artists and hope this will spark interesting ideas and ways of working. This is Nnena’s 1st ever project outside London, it will be great creative adventure.”

Click here to see what ‘Outside In’ had to say about the residency

Nnena’s practice is to bind and layer materials together to create raw and intense artworks.  Nnena creates both 3D and 2D works.  Driven by an instinctive and determined urge to create repeated marks and forms, Nnena also responds to the rhythm and noise of creating, so the whole process of making becomes fully immersive.

Le Madmusee is a contemporary art museum in Liege, Belgium, whose mission is the conservation and promotion of artworks created by people with mental health issues and learning disabilities.  Le Madmusee holds a collection of 2500 works by international artists.

All images of Nnena creating an installation at Theatre de Liege taken by Charlotte Hollinshead.

Film by Muriel, Madmusee

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