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Lorenzo Nassimbeni
Murals by Lorenzo Nassimbeni at Rahima Moosa Mother And Child Hospital, Johannesburg - Rahima Moosa Mural

Rahima Moosa Mural

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The mural was designed Lorenzo Nassimbeni in collaboration with 26’10 Architects, a building which they designed at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital. The view from the building for which the ceramic mural is designed looks upon a landscape which is very representative of the essence of Johannesburg. The view shows a landscape of strata - the almost subterranean layer, the mine dump layer, the layer of buildings, the layer of the natural ridge, the layer of the electrical wire infrastructure, and the layer of the sky. The mural seeks to depict these layers and see the buildings as similar to minerals floating within and outside of these layers. In essence, a depiction of the landscape which is viewed from the facade of the building is represented by a mural made of ceramic tiles, which in turn adorns the facade of the building.

Collaborator Credit: 26’10 Architects,

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Lorenzo Nassimbeni
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Lorenzo Nassimbeni is a South African architect and artist based in Johannesburg. He works in the medium of drawing, printmaking, mural work, surface design, and sculpture.

Noteworthy group exhibitions featuring his work would include the 54th Venice Biennale, Padiglione Italiano del Mondo, Arsenale (2011), 10th Triennial for Form and Content 2011 - Materials Revisited, Museum for Applied Arts, Frankfurt (2011), Milan Triennial, L'architettura del Mondo. Infrastrutture, città e paesaggi nel mondo Contemporaneo (2012), the 14th Venice Architecture Biennale, at the Fittja pavilion, curated by the Botkyra Konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden), the New Biennale for Art and Architecture curated by the Botkyra Konsthall (Stockholm, Sweden) and the FNB Joburg Art Fair (2014, 2016).

Significant public artworks include a mural for BRT MyCiti Bus Terminus scheme (Potsdam, Blaauberg, Cape Town-2014), a mural at the Rahima Moosa Mother and Child Hospital, Johannesburg (in collaboration with 26’10 South Architects-2016), a mural at Westbury Park, Westbury (in collaboration with IYER Urban Design Studio-2016) and a tiled artwork at the Alice Lane Precinct, Sandton, Johannesburg (2016). His most significant solo exhibition to date was entitled Polygraph, held at David Krut Projects in Johannesburg (2018). It investigated the notion of urban language and emotive conditions through the representation of cities.

Nassimbeni has given numerous public talks and has taught extensively in the Department of Architecture at both WITS and UJ, Johannesburg.