Supporting The Art Community in Tengenenge, Zimbabwe
The museum of the Tengenenge Art Community was built in order to host the early sculptures from Tengenenge and to honour sculptors of the previous generations as well as to expose extraordinary contemporary sculptures.
The museum is built on a rock next to the entrance of the village. It is erected upon the foundation of the house of the former manager of Tengenenge farm. The walls are made from serpentine and springstone, and sculptures from the same material made by the artists that were coming and going in Tengenenge are integrated in the walls.
The building was designed by the Dutch architect Geja Stassen and constructed with funds raised by the sale of sculptures and contributions from the African Art Promotion and World Art Foundation. Construction started in 2000 and the museum was finally inaugurated on March 3rd, 2003 by the district commissioner and the Netherlands Ambassador.
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