Christian Nyampeta, Search Sweet Country—A Concert
Free with museum admission
Join us for a special weekend of performances and events to commence the opening celebration of Is it morning for you yet?, the 58th Carnegie International.
On Saturday, September 24, artist Christian Nyampeta presents Search Sweet Country, a lyrical performance of songs of love, loss, and overcoming “what we keep after everything has been washed away—through catastrophes such as floods and hurricanes, and human-made disasters” (Ntone Edjabe). Assembled and composed over the last decade, this performance offers a brief reprieve from these times in the company of artists, musicians, theorists, and other figures whose ideas and lyrics the artist has drawn from, covered, or evoked. This performance is free with museum admission.
About the artist
Christian Nyampeta (b. 1981, Kigali; lives in New York, NY) organizes programs, exhibitions, screenings, performances, pedagogical experiments, and publications, which are conceived as hosting structures for collective feeling, cooperative thinking, and mutual action, with the support of and alongside a chorus of fellow artists, institutions, and networks. Recent activities include collective iterations of École du soir at SculptureCenter, New York; at e-flux Film & Video; and at Keleketla! Library alongside other spaces of learning and sites of knowledge production and speculation in Johannesburg. Nyampeta was awarded the Art Prize Future of Europe 2019 at the Museum of Contemporary Art (GfZK), Leipzig, and the European Union Prize at the 12th Bamako Encounters—African Biennial of Photography.