Mary Sibande: I Came Apart at the Seams
In her first solo exhibition in the UK, South African artist Mary Sibande presents photographic and sculptural works that explore the power of the imagination and righteous anger in shaping post-colonial identity in South Africa. For Sibande, the body, particularly the way in which it is clothed, is the site where history and its legacies can be contested and redressed. The works on display centre on the artist’s own body, used as a vessel to pay homage to generations of women in her family who worked as domestic labourers and with which she seeks to empower her own, post-apartheid generation. The exhibition follows the journey of Sibande’s alter-ego protagonist, Sophie, as she transitions through time, colour and form, between what has been and what could be.
London WC2R 1LA
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Cape Town, South Africa
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