TEETH ARE THE ONLY BONES THAT SHOW… (I love that… awesome!!!)
OPENING: WED 06 OCT 18H00, WHATIFTHEWORLD / GALLERY 208 ALBERT ROAD WOODSTOCK CAPE TOWN
Whatiftheworld is pleased to present the first installment of the ‘Ilulwane Saga’ by Athi-Patra Ruga, entitled Teeth are the only bones that show…
In this exhibition Athi-Patra Ruga elaborates on an already dense personal iconography informed by influences as diverse as pop culture, theology, performance, ritual, and sociopolitical concerns. He presents us with visual propositions that challenge definitions of masculinity and highlight contemporary South African issues around sexuality, wealth, race and consumerism as a framework for identity. Mixing beach balls, Lamborghinis, French baroque, BEE, Cape Flats gangsters, Louis Vuitton, and Xhosa initiation rites, Ruga blends these seemingly disparate elements into his portrait of a complex and fluid society.
Go check it out, whatiftheworld is always an inspiration! x
exhibition opening @ YOUNGBLACKMAN: Charles Maggs “Eye” on Wednesday, 15. September 2010 6pm
“IT HAD STARTED WITHOUT WARNING ONE DAY. THE CHANGE HAD BEEN ACUTE. IT LEFT HIM IMOBILISED IN AN UNFAMILIAR PLACE WITHOUT THE MEANS TO ESCAPE. HE HAD TRIED STRATEGIES TO DISRUPT THE FEELINGS BUT THESE HAD LOST THEIR EFFECT OVER TIME.
THE SENSATION COULD OVERTAKE HIM AT ANY POINT.”