Venice - National Participation

South Africa 2017

Arsenale Sale d'Armi

13 May 201726 Nov 2017

In response to the Biennale’s theme, the South African Pavilion exhibition “Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng” invites viewers to explore the artist’s role in visualising and articulating the notion of selfhood within a context of global marginalisation. What is it to be visible in everyday life, yet invisible and disregarded at the level of cultural, political or economic representation? Placing new works by Breitz and Modisakeng in dialogue, the exhibition reflects on experiences of exclusion, displacement, transience, migration and xenophobia, exploring the complex socio-­political forces that shape the performance of selfhood under such conditions.

  • South Africa Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017 South Africa Pavilion, Venice Biennale 2017

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Special Events

Destination: Venice
Where: Arsenale Sale d'Armi
Type: Opening
Admission: By Invitation Only

Official opening

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