Meleko Mokgosi

Pax Kaffraria: The Ruse of Disavowal
Gallery of Meleko Mokgosi
1 photo 1 vidéo

Gallery of Meleko Mokgosi

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Pax Kaffraria: The Ruse of Disavowal picto play Pax Kaffraria: The Ruse of Disavowal
Pax Kaffraria: The Ruse of Disavowal
Pax Kaffraria: The Ruse of Disavowal 2013

Meleko Mokgosi borrows from the movies and psychoanalysisto tell political stories in which time and space are overlaid. His deliberately figurative painting challenges ideas of nation and colonialism andreopens issues labelled “historical” and generally considered to be closed. In this work, Mokgosi isconcerned with effects of globalisation in SouthernAfrica. The circular piece is divided into eight chaptersthat question and condemn the negative effectsof the Nation-State and the degree to which peopleare identified with a country or a skin colour. Meleko Mokgosi has painted a history painting in the classic sense of the term but has included in it the wideangle shots and the pauses of cinema storytelling – ameans of writing the history of the world in images by using exploded shots and points of view.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


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Pax Kaffraria: The Ruse of Disavowal 2013

Meleko Mokgosi borrows from the movies and psychoanalysisto tell political stories in which time and space are overlaid. His deliberately figurative painting challenges ideas of nation and colonialism andreopens issues labelled “historical” and generally considered to be closed. In this work, Mokgosi isconcerned with effects of globalisation in SouthernAfrica. The circular piece is divided into eight chaptersthat question and condemn the negative effectsof the Nation-State and the degree to which peopleare identified with a country or a skin colour. Meleko Mokgosi has painted a history painting in the classic sense of the term but has included in it the wideangle shots and the pauses of cinema storytelling – ameans of writing the history of the world in images by using exploded shots and points of view.

Le Musée d'art contemporain


81 Quai Charles de Gaulle
69006, Lyon


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