Tuli Mekondjo | Unsettled | Duende Art Projects

Hales is delighted to announce the inclusion of Tuli Mekondjo in Unsettled at Zwartzusters Monastery, Antwerp, organised by Duende Art Projects.


Unsettled is an ode to restlessness. What are humans if not always striving to become a better version of themselves? Restless souls are invariably moving, stretching themselves - and thereby others - in an active pursuit for impalpable aspirations. This continuous chase can go hand in hand with a passionate desire to express this unsettled state. 
Artists are ahead of the pack, more sensible to changing norms and societal issues. They feel what's to come and with their elevated perceptiveness and sensitivity they try to translate these dispositions into works of art. Artists challenge conventions with an open mind, beyond comfort zones, into a disruptive realm.
This exhibition wants to put art in the limelight that balances at this cutting edge, in line with Duende Art Projects' ambition to give visibility to the previously unseen, highlighting artists that move art ahead. Art should unsettle, derail, inspire and move, as only in the state of being unsettled one can grow.
Works of art thus become rites of passage, transferring newfound perceptions to the public. Conveying knowledge was a fundamental aspect of many classical works from the African continent. In script-less societies, they were containers of meaning frequently used in contexts of change and progress such as the initiation of youth. Contemporary artists initiate as well; they search for new ways of expression, breaking free from solid grounds yet rooted in a strong foundation. 

Tuli Mekondjo
Duende Art Projects
Zwartzusters Monastery
Zwartzustersstraat 25
2000 Antwerpen
26 May - 3 July 2022
May 26, 2022