John Muafangejo at the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre
On Friday 11 November, the Franco-Namibian Cultural Centre and the Art Association Heritage Trust launched the Retrospective Exhibition of John Muafangejo. This was completed with the Legacy of Muafangejo Exhibition, opened in the café La Bonne Table, welcoming some Namibian artists from the JMAC (located in Katutura, the main township of Windhoek).
John Ndevasia Muafangejo (1943-1987), considered as an icon in his country, is internationally recognized. This exhibition celebrates the 70th anniversary of the birth of this artist and intellectual who fought against Apartheid all along his life. His artistic, historical and political contribution to African Contemporary Art is remarkable, dealing with themes like liberation struggle, life in society and the hope of a new life together.
More than one hundred people came to this launch, recorded by the NBC (the national television channel), making FNCC a multicultural venue. The French Ambassador in Namibia, Mrs. Jacqueline Bassa-Mazzoni, and other guests from the diplomatic and the cultural spheres answered positively to this event. Moreover, the singer Elemotho (RFI Music Prize 2012) gave a one-hour intimate concert to close the evening, among a delighted public.