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Tschabalala Self in CC Strombeek
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Tschabalala Self, ‘Feed Me, Kiss Me, Need Me’, through 4 February 2024, CC Strombeek, Grimbergen,

La, la, la, la, la, la

La, la, la, la, la, la

My Cherie amour, lovely as a summer day

My Cherie amour, distant as the Milky Way

My Cherie amour, pretty little one that I adore

You’re the only girl my heart beats for

How I wish that you were mine

The romantic and somewhat naïve ‘la, la, la’ of Stevie Wonder’s ‘My Cherie Amour’ (1969), covered by the German-Caribbean disco-pop group Boney M (1985), is one of the connections between the various works in ‘Feed Me, Kiss Me, Need Me’, the solo exhibition by the African American artist Tschabalala Self, curated by Charlotte Crevits. The sound of the video coming from the central space of the CC Strombeek exhibition room helps us to read the three large paintings at the entrance and the sculpture at the end.

By uniting the artist’s recent aesthetic developments, the vi…

Installation view Tschabalala Self, ‘Feed Me, Kiss Me, Need Me’, Cc Strombeek, Grimbergen, courtesy the artist, Galerie Eva Presenhuber, Zurich / Vienna and Pilar Corrias, London, photo We Document Art