15 African Artists You Need To See at The Armory Show 2018 | photos by Antoinette Isama via @okayafrica. See more pics and read full article on our FB page!
Artists featured: 1. Athi Patra Ruga - South Africa | 2. Lina Iris Viktor - Liberia | 3. Mary Sibande - South Africa | 4. Seydou Keïta - Mali | 5. Cinga Samson - South Africa | 6. Sory Sanlé - Burkina Faso
#internationalwomensday @thearmoryshow #marysibande @gallerymomo #emmaamos#worksuit after a visit to the @metropolitan museum, Amos realized it was only male artists painting female nudes that were hung in the museum’s walls so she portrays herself in a bodysuit of #lucienfreud ’s body @ryanleegallery @bethcampbell7 #ninetofive CHICAGO based Campbell looks at the movie nine to five where the office girls rebel against an abusive male boss @annemoma #nycartweek
#internationalwomensday Another sculpture from the #nmafa the Smithsonian National Museum of African Art.
This one is called “Sophie-Merica” and it was created by Mary Sibande using mixed media. Sophie is a recurring character in Sibande’s work. She wears blue because that’s “the color of the fabric typically used for domestics’ uniforms and laborers’ overalls throughout South Africa.”
This sculpture is part of a series of sculptures Sibande created to pay tribute to her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. Beneath Sophie’s skirt “bursts a Cinderella-like gown to reveal the indomitable imagination of a woman otherwise defined by domestic toil and political and economic oppression.”
Another day of @thearmoryshow is coming to a close. So many great works to be seen from the 200+ international exhibitors
Here is a piece by South African artist, @marysibande. This work is entitled 'Cry Havoc' and is shown by @gallerymomo -
Sibande's work engages with themes of gender, class, and race. These are explored through the sculptural representation of her alter ego, Sophie, who is dressed in altered domestic worker uniforms