Dineo Seshee Bopape “sa ____ ke lerole, (sa lerole ke ___)”

Art in General

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For her new commission sa ____ ke lerole, (sa lerole ke ___) at Art in General, Dineo Seshee Bopape will create a large-scale, immersive installation using materials such as soil, clay, brass objects, charcoal, flowers and ash. The project is Bopape’s first solo exhibition in the United States, and is presented as part of Art in General’s New Commissions program.

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____). 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.

Dineo Seshee Bopape, born in 1981, in Polokwane, lives and works in Johannesburg, South Africa. Her work has been featured in solo exhibitions at the Palais de Tokyo, Paris (2016), Hayward Gallery, London (2015); Hordaland Kunstsenter, Bergen, Norway (2015); August House, Johannesburg (2014); Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town (2013, 2011); Mart House Gallery, Amsterdam (2010); and Art Berlin Contemporary, Berlin (2010). Her work has also been included in group exhibitions at the Marrakech Biennale 6, Marrakech (2016); Bienial de São Paulo, São Paulo (2016); Tate Modern, London (2015); Center for Visual Art, Denver, CO (2015); Institute of Contemporary Arts, London (2015); The Jewish Museum, New York (2015); Institute of Contemporary Art, Philadelphia (2014); Tropenmuseum, Amsterdam (2014); Biennale de Lyon, Lyon, France (2013); and Bétonsalon—Centre d’art et de recherche, Paris (2012). seshee.blogspot.com



from November 18, 2016 to January 14, 2017

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