South Africa’s Rising Art Star Builds His New Stage in Chicago

The New York Times | Roslyn Sulcas:

CHICAGO — High above a gallery at the Art Institute of Chicago, balancing on a bright red ladder,Kemang Wa Lehulere worked intently on a school blackboard, his slashes of white chalk gradually cohering to reveal a rounded form. A video of a cigarette slowly burning played as male voices sang. It was the third day of the two-week process of drawing, carving and constructing dozens of works of art on the spot for Mr. Wa Lehulere’s first American museum show, “In All My Wildest Dreams,” which opened on Thursday… Read more

Image: Kemang Wa Lehulere, who is at work on his first American museum show, “In All My Wildest Dreams,” at the Art Institute of Chicago.CreditAdam McConnachie

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