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1972 is a 16-piece performance-based photographic work. The images present R. and A. living
in Harare in 1972. At the time, interracial marriage was virtually impossible and there were
political attempts to make it illegal. 1972 was also the beginning of a 7-year long guerrilla war
between nationalists and the Rhodesian security forces.
Rachel Monosov and Admire Kamudzengerere created real life events as happenings in
Zimbabwe. They threw a wedding, inviting the local community to witness the event. They
placed themselves into different spaces creating convincing settings: from leisurely afternoons
by the lake, to constructing their first home. The work is documentary photography infused with
fiction. It all happened, yet never was.

The undocumented acts, reactions and effects, which lie beyond these photographs, are as
much a part of the work as the images themselves. The happenings were entire “real-life”
events. The artists did not stage a pose holding a goat for the camera. Instead, the image
captured is a documentation of Kamudzengerere presenting Monosov with a dowry. The work is
a merger between the artists’ lives and their art practice – to research the cultural boundaries
and structures imposed upon them.
After individual solo shows with CATINCA TABACARU New York, this is Admire
Kamudzengerere’s and Rachel Monosov’s first exhibition with the Gallery as a duo. In addition
to their individual practices, the two have been working in collaboration since 2015; completing
several projects in Zimbabwe, New York, Brussels and Paris. In 2017, they presented their
collaborative performance work, Transcultural Protocol, at the Zimbabwe Pavilion of the 57th
Venice Biennale, and the 11th Edition of the Bamako Biennale.
CATINCA TABACARU GALLERY debuted 1972 at EXPO Chicago in September 2017. The work
was awarded the Northern Trust Purchase Prize and the the full First Edition was acquired
by the Block Museum for its permanent collection. It was reviewed by the Chicago
Tribune and The Observer. Part of the Second Edition was acquired in France by
Fondation Blachère a month later. Currently, 1972 is showing at Site131 in Dallas
(through March 24), and at the Center for Contemporary Art and Culture, PNCA in Portland
(through April 14). 1972 will make its African debut at the Gallery’s satellite location, CTG
Harare, in Zimbabwe, and at the Dakar Biennale in Senegal.
Catinca Tabacaru Gallery

November 10, 2016

Ten Days in Paris, Land for Sale by Admire Kamudzengerere & Rachel Monosov - Show Opening


Rachel Monosov and Admire Kamudzengrerere: You can't believe everything you see | WePresent | Alix-Rose Cowie


September 13, 2017

10 muse-see galleries at Expo Chicago | Chicago Tribune | KT Hawbaker


The Best Booths of Expo Chicago 2017 | Observer | Taylor Dafoe

November 5, 2017

Recontres de Banmako - African Biennale of Photography | E-flux

March 26, 2018

Two Artists Rewriting the History of Interracial Marriage in Africa | New York, The Cut | Carolyn Twersky

April 5, 2018

Rachel Monosov/Admire Kamudzengerere, 1972 @Cantinca Tabacaru | Collector Daily | Loring Knoblauch

April 23, 2018

1-54 Art Fiar to Bring a Diverse Set of African Perspectives Together in New York | Widewalls | Elena martinque

May 5, 2018

The Stories of African Contemporary Art Are Everywhere at the 1-54 Art Fair | Hyperallergic | Seph Rodney

May 21, 2018

Zim Trio exhibits at Dakar Biennale | The Herald | The Herald