Mohau Modisakeng | After the Thrill is Gone

AFTER THE THRILL IS GONE: FASHION, POLITICS AND CULTURE IN CONTEMPORARY SOUTH AFRICAN ART

September 8 – October 28, 2016

Monroe-Brown Gallery
Western Michigan University, Michigan, USA


Andrew Hennlich, Ph.D, Curator

‘After the Thrill is Gone’ takes its name from a special edition of South Atlantic Quarterly edited by scholars Rita Barnard and Grant Farred. Farred’s article in this issue, ‘The Not-Yet Counterpartisan’, diagnoses post-apartheid South Africa by arguing that, especially for the poor, “the new South African nomos is not sufficiently distinct from its predecessor.” Acknowledging that present-day South Africa continues to be haunted by the violence and inequities of apartheid’s past, Farred investigates the unchanged landscape for most of South Africa’s poor residents, calling for a counterpartisan politics capable of opposing the present neo-liberal political formations.

Artists in the exhibition include Kudzanai Chiurai, Julia Rosa Clark, Hasan & Husain Essop, Pierre Fouché, Gabrielle Goliath, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Daniel Halter, Nicholas Hlobo, Gerald Machona, Mohau Modisakeng, Athi-Patra Ruga, Jody Paulsen, and
Mary Sibande.

http://www.wmich.edu/art/exhibitions/archive/2016-17/after-thrill1.html

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