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Thursday, June 9, 2022


(Above: Work by Mary Sibande)

Johannesburg artist, Mary Sibande’s latest exhibition, Let me tell you about Red, curated by Gcotyelwa Mashiqa, is currently running at the Durban Art Gallery.

Mary Sibande’s phenomenal and memorable large-scale installations personify the colours of bruising – blue, purple and more recently red, as demonstrated through her alter-ego, Sophie, a life size, personalised mannequin channeling Sibande and made in her likeness.

Johannesburg-based Mary Sibande, through her imposing sculptures and life-like photographs “deconstructs the roles of women in South Africa as both individuals and in terms of race, gender, and class inequity.” Through her garments, attitude and environment, Sophie, allows us a glimpse of life as a contemporary black South African woman as she navigates the barrage of daily challenges.

Let me tell you about Red runs until September 30, 2022.

The Durban Art Gallery is located on the second floor of City Hall, Anton Lembede Street, Central Durban. It is open from 09h00 to 15h30 during the week, and 09h00 to 12h00 on Saturdays. Tel: Gallery: 031 311 2264/9.