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South Africa finally announces Venice Biennale artists

Tim Corwell: The Art Newspaper

A South African artist who has pioneered the use of cow dung in contemporary art, in hard-hitting pieces that have confronted torture and colonisation, was announced this week as one of three artists showing in the country’s pavilion at the 58th Venice Biennale (11 May-24 November).

Mawande Ka Zenzile was named alongside Dineo Seshee Bopape, whose installation work has addressed the epidemic of sexual violence in South Africa, and Tracey Rose, a performance artist and multi-media artist well-known internationally for her use of her own body in provocative pieces on gender and race. …Read More

Pictured: Mawande Ka Zenzile, who is one of three artists to represent South Africa at this year’s Venice Biennale, is best known for his use of cow dung in paintings such as Untitled (2015)

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