ART FAIR / South Africa finally announces Venice Biennale artists | The Art Newspaper

Mawande Ka Zenzile, who is one of three artists to represent South Africa at this year's Venice Biennale, is best known for his use of cow dung in paintings such as Untitled (2015). Courtesy Stevenson Gallery
Mawande Ka Zenzile, who is one of three artists to represent South Africa at this year’s Venice Biennale, is best known for his use of cow dung in paintings such as Untitled (2015). Courtesy Stevenson Gallery

Finally, can we consider that Africa is no longer a focus in major events in the art world ?

“National pavilions from eight of Africa’s 54 countries are expected in Venice this year, after several years when African art has been a particular focus of the global art scene. South Africa will work with other countries in the Africa Art in Venice forum.”

“Mawande Ka Zenzile, Dineo Seshee Bopape and Tracey Rose will explore themes of social, political and economic resilience in post-Apartheid South Africa”

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