Anton Kannemeyer's SUCH, SUCH WERE THE JOYS is on exhibition at Stevenson from 10 April - 24 May 2014. Kannemeyer continues to explode the idea of the 'rainbow nation' through the incisive satire with which he first eviscerated apartheid's officials and bureaucrats. This lecture focuses on his exhibition.
Anton Kannemeyer’s SUCH, SUCH WERE THE JOYS is on exhibition at Stevenson from 10 April – 24 May 2014. Kannemeyer continues to explode the idea of the ‘rainbow nation’ through the incisive satire with which he first eviscerated apartheid’s officials and bureaucrats.
Kannemeyer (born 1967) lives and works in Cape Town. ‘The master “Boer punk”, as he’s been called, coldly holds up a mirror to the failure of good liberal intentions, mainly regarding to race and crime’ (Faye Hirsh in Art in America, January 2012).
He has exhibited widely at institutions including the Museum of Modern Art, New York; the Museum of Contemporary Art Australia; MU, Eindhoven; MHKA, Antwerp; Tennis Palace Art Museum, Helsinki; the Studio Museum in Harlem; Philagrafika festival, Philadelphia; and the Museum of Comic and Cartoon Art, New York. His work is currently included on Public Intimacy: Art and Social Life in South Africa at the Yerba Buena Center for the Arts, San Francisco (until 8 June); the travelling exhibition Meeting Points 7; and Pop Goes the Revolution at The New Church, Cape Town (through 2014).
He has published a number of books including Alphabet of Democracy and Pappa in Afrika (both Jacana, 2010).
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