Meleko Mokgosi | ‘Objects of Desire, Addendum’

Meleko Mokgosi examines the legacy of modernism on African art in his latest exhibition ‘Objects of Desire, Addendum’. Presented by the Stevenson Gallery in Parktown North, this is a must-see. 

What Is It?

The Stevenson Gallery presents ‘Objects of Desire, Addendum’, by Meleko Mokgosi. This will be his second solo exhibition with the gallery and his first in Johannesburg.

‘Objects of Desire, Addendum’ exists as a postscript to Mokgosi’s acclaimed, long-standing visual essay, ‘Democratic Intuition’. This essay questioned how artists may approach the conceptual promises of democracy, in relation to the daily lived experiences of the subjects that occupy southern Africa.

The exhibition examines the contemporary African object, with the aim of challenging the legacy of African art as a tool for modernists in developing their own methodologies. Interspersed between the paintings of objects, Mokgosi presents texts taken from MoMA’s authorial labels for Primitivism and Objects of Desire, overlaid with his own annotations and research.

Be sure to see the exhibition at the Stevenson Gallery before it closes in October.

When Is It?

The exhibition opens on Saturday, 07 September 2019 at 10:00. It then runs until Friday, 25 October 2019.

Gallery opening times:

Monday to Friday at 09:00 – 17:00

Saturday from 10:00 – 13:00

Where Is It?

Stevenson Gallery, 46 7th Avenue, Parktown North,art exhibition Johannesburg.

How Much Is It?

Entrance to the gallery is free.

For more information

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2019-09-07 00:00:00 2019-10-25 18:00:00 Africa/Johannesburg Meleko Mokgosi | ‘Objects of Desire, Addendum’ 46 7th Avenue, Parktown North, Johannesburg.

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