Identity and Africa: a theme, and a continent, where much is in motion. For "A New Gaze 2", the Vontobel Arts Commission invited 80 photographers who live and work in Africa to address issues of identity from their perspective. Winner of "A New Gaze 2" is the Ghanaian artist Kelvin Haizel (*1987, Accra). His project took him to the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean, whose main island, Mayotte, is the 101st département of France, and thus part of the European Union.

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A New Gaze 2: Kelvin Haizel

Babysitting a Shark in a Coldroom – Comoros Encounters

Exhibition
March 8 – April 5, 2019

Public opening and artist talk with artist Kelvin Haizel and curator Urs Stahel

March 8, 2019, 6 pm

Mayotte - Ein Stück EU im Indischen Ozean
A tour with Christof Gertsch (Das Magazin) and Luisa Baselgia (curator)
March 21st, 6:30 p.m.

Guided tours
Saturday, March 16th, 12 noon, with Catharina Hanreich
Saturday, March 23rd, 3 p.m., with Urs Stahel
Saturday, March 30th, 12 noon, with Catharina Hanreich
Thursday, April 4th, 6:30 p.m., with Luisa Baselgia

Vontobel, Gotthardstrasse 43, 8002 Zurich
Opening hours
Monday-Friday: 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Saturday: 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.

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Kelvin Haizel: Babysitting a Shark in a Coldroom – Comoros Encounters

Identity and Africa: a theme, and a continent, where much is in motion. For "A New Gaze 2", the Vontobel Arts Commission invited 80 photographers who live and work in Africa to address issues of identity from their perspective. Winner of "A New Gaze 2" is the Ghanaian artist Kelvin Haizel (*1987, Accra). His project took him to the Comoros archipelago in the Indian Ocean, whose main island, Mayotte, is the 101st département of France, and thus part of the European Union.

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A New Gaze 2

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Kelvin Haizel`s work “Babysitting a Shark in a Coldroom” takes us to the Comoros, a group of islands in the Indian Ocean which, while situated at the doorstep of Africa, simultaneously remains to this day – in part – an outpost of Europe.

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Process and jury

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A New Gaze 2 focuses on contemporary African photography. The theme of this year's edition is Identity. With the support of 25 experts in contemporary African photography and art, we invited 80 photographers from different parts of Africa to submit a project proposal.

Process and jury

Exhibition–Zurich

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The exhibition is shown in Zurich from 8 March to 5 April 2019. We would like to thank all partners involved.


Exhibition–Zurich

About Kelvin Haizel

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Kelvin Haizel was born in Ghana in 1987 and presently lives and works in the capital city, Accra. He is interested in the contemporary state of the image and expresses his ideas through video, photography and installations.

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