In this great work, Kehinde Wiley paints a modern Israeli man within a densely patterned background inspired by a traditional ceremonial papercut he found in the Jewish Museum’s collection. @kehindewiley @thejewishmuseum
Haunting is the most apt word I can use to describe walking amongst the 17 headless figures that compose Haroon Gunn-Salle’s “Senzenina,” 2018. The group of sculptures represent the tragedy that was the Marikana Massacre in South Africa in 2012. State police opened fire on a crowd of striking mine workers resulting in the deadliest use of force against civilians since the 1960s. 34 workers were killed, 78 seriously injured, and 258 were arrested. The figures are headless and crouched in positions of surrender. Guan-Salle is South African and often works with people who have suffered from corporate and state violence.