‘Becoming Post-apartheid and other history-related consideration in the collective work of Kemang Wa Lehulere

Dyangani Ose, Elvira. 2017. ‘Becoming Post-apartheid and other history-related consideration in the collective work of Kemang Wa Lehulere. In: , ed. Kemang Wa Lehulere. Bird Song. Berlin, Germany: Hatje Cantz Verlag. ISBN 978-3-7757-4280-1 [Book Section]

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Contribution in the exhibition catalogue Kemang Wa Lehulere, Bird Song, Artist of the Year. 2017
Kemang Wa Lehulere was born in 1984 and lives in Cape Town and Johannesburg. He is perceived as one of the most important representatives of a new generation of South African artists who work in all different kinds of genres and media in order to develop new artistic perspectives and narrative modes, as well as new forms of political action. Wa Lehulere’s drawings combine allusions to the apartheid era in his home country and found pictorial material, personal memories, and texts. His work echoes how traces of racism and injustice are often blurred and ignored, revealing the gap between individual biography and official historiography.
In the spring of 2017, the Deutsche Bank KunstHalle presents Kemang Wa Lehulere as Deutsche Bank’s “Artist of the Year” in his first comprehensive institutional exhibition in Europe which is impressively documented in this volume.

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19 Apr 2018 08:23

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