Mary Sibande

Succession of Three Ages
Gallery of Mary Sibande
2 Pictures et 1 vidéo

Gallery of Mary Sibande

2 Pictures et 1 vidéo

Succession of Three Ages Succession of Three Ages picto play Succession of Three Ages
Succession of Three Ages
Succession of Three Ages 2013

Mary Sibande tells the story of Sophie, whose imaginary existence she organises in a series of sculptures and installations. Sophie lives in a dream world that offers an escape from the pragmatism of a dulllife with no prospects. “What she can dream, she can live”, Sibande explains. She garbs her character in work uniforms which, as if taking up a challenge, gradually morph into magnificent ball gowns.Thanks to these, Sophie gains access to a world ofluxury in total contradiction with working-class life inpost-apartheid South Africa. For the Biennale, MarySibande recounts a new chapter in Sophie’s life, inspired by a particular event in South African history.In the late 1980s, anti-apartheid demonstrators were regularly sprayed with purple indelible ink to make it easy to identify them. Yet another story about colours– and Sibande uses it to create a huge sculpture with Sophie as the absolute heroine. Event organised as part of the 2012 & 2013 South Africa-France Seasons.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


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Succession of Three Ages
Succession of Three Ages 2013

Mary Sibande tells the story of Sophie, whose imaginary existence she organises in a series of sculptures and installations. Sophie lives in a dream world that offers an escape from the pragmatism of a dulllife with no prospects. “What she can dream, she can live”, Sibande explains. She garbs her character in work uniforms which, as if taking up a challenge, gradually morph into magnificent ball gowns.Thanks to these, Sophie gains access to a world ofluxury in total contradiction with working-class life inpost-apartheid South Africa. For the Biennale, MarySibande recounts a new chapter in Sophie’s life, inspired by a particular event in South African history.In the late 1980s, anti-apartheid demonstrators were regularly sprayed with purple indelible ink to make it easy to identify them. Yet another story about colours– and Sibande uses it to create a huge sculpture with Sophie as the absolute heroine. Event organised as part of the 2012 & 2013 South Africa-France Seasons.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


Comment y aller
Succession of Three Ages 2013

Mary Sibande tells the story of Sophie, whose imaginary existence she organises in a series of sculptures and installations. Sophie lives in a dream world that offers an escape from the pragmatism of a dulllife with no prospects. “What she can dream, she can live”, Sibande explains. She garbs her character in work uniforms which, as if taking up a challenge, gradually morph into magnificent ball gowns.Thanks to these, Sophie gains access to a world ofluxury in total contradiction with working-class life inpost-apartheid South Africa. For the Biennale, MarySibande recounts a new chapter in Sophie’s life, inspired by a particular event in South African history.In the late 1980s, anti-apartheid demonstrators were regularly sprayed with purple indelible ink to make it easy to identify them. Yet another story about colours– and Sibande uses it to create a huge sculpture with Sophie as the absolute heroine. Event organised as part of the 2012 & 2013 South Africa-France Seasons.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


Comment y aller