Wim Botha – Apocalognosia


This catalogue accompanies Botha’s third solo exhibition at Michael Stevenson. The title is a neologism formed by combining ‘apocalypse’ and ‘agnosia’, and implies our inability to truly possess knowledge about the world even as it reveals itself to us. In addition to installation views of the works, the catalogue includes text, written by Botha in Afrikaans, which is rendered illegible, its meaning obscured as the letters are mirrored and distorted to form images within the body of the text.