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Wayne Barker – Artist’s monographs

Wayne Barker’s artistic career spans almost two decades, marked by a bitter-sweet mix of politics, poetry, and a passion for subversion. Tracking that career from apartheid South Africa’s most violent years to a new democratic dispensation, the artist’s monograph explores the contradictory impulses of “African identity”.

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Wayne Barker’s artistic career spans almost two decades, marked by a bitter-sweet mix of politics, poetry, and a passion for subversion. Tracking that career from apartheid South Africa’s most violent years to a new democratic dispensation, the artist’s monograph explores the contradictory impulses of “African identity”, and Barker’s exploration of a continent’s commodification. At times part Pop Art, at others a layered deployment of traditional genes and media, Barker’s work stands as much as an indictment of colonialism as of misplaced political correctness. From the first seduction to the twist in the gut, it is as beautiful as it is provoking.

Additional information

Weight 0.2 kg
Dimensions 26.1 × 19.0 × 0.5 cm
ISBN

9780620260183

Author

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Publisher

Date Published

2000

Language

English

Specifications

Paperback, 58pp