The Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma
has opened the exhibition, " The Dream to Come", on view until February 25th, 2024. In preparation for her exhibition, Dineo Seshee Raisibe Bopape spent time in the rural municipality of Hämeenkyrö, Finland, engaging with the joy of being with the lakes, the landscape, the healers of the region and healing herbs. All of this had a significant impact on the exhibition. The installation in the Museum of Contemporary Art Kiasma turns the entire fifth-floor gallery into a scented arena.
Bopape went on several field trips in Finland when she was preparing the show. During her stay in Hämeenkyrö, Bopape worked with experts on the Frantsila organic herb farm developing a fragrance and a tea blend for the exhibition that features dream-supporting herbs such as heather and hops.
(ka) pheko ye the dream to come draws upon the idea of dreaming as an activity that is common to all beings and allows one to connect with various timelines. The exhibition continues Bopapes exploration of healing and re-membering. This is the award-winning artists first solo exhibition in the Nordic countries.
Dineo Seshee Raisibe Bopape (b. 1981, Polokwane, South Africa) lives in Johannesburg. She is currently having a solo exhibition at the Museum of Modern Art in New York and has recently had solo exhibitions at Pirelli HangarBicocca in Milan (2022), Ocean Space in Venice (2022) and Secession in Vienna (2022). In 2019, she was one of the artists who represented South Africa at the Venice Biennale. Among Bopapes accolades is the Future Generation Art Prize, which she was awarded in 2017.
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Dineo Seshee Raisibe Bopape
(ka) pheko ye The Dream to Come
October 6th, 2023 - February 25th, 2024
The exhibition is curated by João Laia, chief curator of temporary exhibitions at Kiasma.