For her New Commission at Art in General, Dineo Seshee Bopape has created an immersive installation using soil, clay, brass objects, charcoal, flowers and ash to explore complex sets of relations around the politics of land, gender and memory. Contribute to Dineo Seshee Bopape’s first solo exhibition in the US, with a tax deductible gift. As a thank you, the artist has filled and signed 100 vials for the supporters of the campaign.
Your contribution of any amount will be vital to fund the production costs of Dineo Seshee Bopape’s New Commission and Art in General’s 2016-2017 Exhibition Fund.
Contributions can be made online by clicking here. Alternatively you can donate by contacting Lina Alfonso at tel: 212.219.0473 ext.105 or by email: [email protected] Signed vials are subject to availability. Don’t miss out and donate today! We also encourage you to consider becoming a monthly donor and support the 2016-2017 Exhibition Fund.
Dineo Seshee Bopape, born in 1981, in Polokwane, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa Since being selected for Art in General’s 2016 New Commissions Program, Bopape has been featured in the prestigious São Paulo and Montreal biennials, as well as exhibiting at the Palais de Tokyo in France, all in 2016. We are honored to share that sa ____ ke lerole, (sa lerole ke ___) is Bopape’s first solo exhibition in the United States.
In this commission, which is partly inspired by her recent presentation at the 32nd Bienal de São Paulo, Bopape explores the complex sets of relationships and tensions that arise when considering land from the perspectives of gender, memory, history, the politics of place, and the metaphysics of being and materiality. Bopape is known for her practice that combines a digital and analog aesthetic, as well as natural and man-made elements such as plants, wood, mirrors, and video monitors. The sePedi title of this work can be translated literally as that which is of ___is dust, (that which is of dust is____).
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