Gallery MOMO Cape Town
15 February – 18 March 2017
Kwasuka Sukela: Re-imagined Bodies of a (South African) 90s Born Woman
Gallery MOMO Cape Town is pleased to present Sethembile Msezane’s MFA exhibition from the Michaelis School of Fine Art at UCT.
Msezane’s work seeks to map out how the process of commemorative practice informs constructions of history, mythmaking, and ultimately addresses the absence of the black female body in the monumentalisation of public spaces. By examining past and present representations of black women in South African public and private domains, Msezane focuses on the absence of iconic black women in history and mythology.
Though Msezane is most known for her public performance practice, Kwasuka Sukela: Re-imagined Bodies of a (South African) 1990s Born Woman presents sculptural installations that speak to the interplay of public and private domains. Collectively these works narrate resistance and self-assertion in response to dominant ideologies in the public space.