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Lugar:
Torre di Porta Nuova
Arsenale Nuovissimo
Deseo: Narrativas ideales en el arte contemporáneo de Sudáfrica

Artistas:

Mary Sibande
* 1982 Barberton, Sudáfrica. Vive en Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica.
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Siemon Allen
* 1970 Durban, Sudáfrica. Vive en Washington DC, EEUU
Lyndi Sales
* 1973 Johannesburgo, Sudáfrica. Vive en Ciudad del Cabo, Sudáfrica
Curador: Thembinkosi Goniwe

Comisario: Lethole Mokoena

The exhibition features South African artists whose work explores a range of realities, memories and fantasies. The artists produce imaginary truths or rather ideal narratives that reflect on South Africa, a country that is simultaneously adored and detested. South Africa is a specific cultural geography desired and envied due to both its violent inhuman history and the current democratic transformation thriving to foster human values of equality, respect and dignity.

Such contrasting attitudes toward South Africa also owe to the irreconcilable discrepancies between the country’s wealth and poverty, the beauty of nature and distasteful wellbeing-ness of poor people. These discrepant conditions dictated by politics and economic factors make democratic South Africa very curious, thus a subject of interrogation to artists, curadors and scholars. Yet, there are artists who mission not to only reflect on the dark side of South Africa. These artists produce work that illuminates positive thoughts and experiences. Their affirmative work is not simply passive but rather reflective on examining the politics of humanity, quality of life, various human senses and emotions.

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