JESSE ON LAZARO

A SHARED HUMANITY

A SHARED HUMANITY

Writer Jesse Gerard Mpango spoke with artist Lazaro Samuel, whose work has so often been linked with empathy.

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Lazaro Samuel‘s art is capable of these things; more so now than ever. His most ambitious work Sekunde (Seconds) is a sixty piece display that is part of ON THE CUSP,  a young artist exhibition at South Africa’s Stellenbosch Triennale that opened in February.  The Triennale, like so many events, has been forced to close due to COVID-19 and we meet on the day of this news, two days after Nafasi Art Space, the centre in Dar-es-salaam where Lazaro works, has also decided to scale down operations. A subdued atmosphere renders much of what we are due to speak of moot. But adjustments to the current mood rebound as Lazaro warmly but firmly declines wistfulness.

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