6:30 PM - 8:00 PM CWAM/OPENING RECEPTION/"After the Thrill is Gone" - Ebert Art Center - College of Wooster Art Museum
Join us from 6:30-8:00 p.m. in the CWAM for the opening reception for the exhibition "After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary South African Art." The exhibition's curator, Andrew Hennlich, Assistant Professor of Art, Western Michigan University, will present a gallery talk at 7:00 p.m. during the opening reception.
11:00 AM-4:00 PM CWAM/AFTER THE THRILL IS GONE - Ebert Art Center - College of Wooster Art Museum
After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary South African Art
September 12-November 12, 2017
(Closed October 6-16, 2017, for the College's Fall Break.)
Sussel Gallery and the Burton D. Morgan Gallery
After the Thrill is Gone: Fashion, Politics, and Culture in Contemporary South African Art features
fourteen artists who read the political climate of post-apartheid South
Africa through fashion’s embrace of the “new.” The artists in After the Thrill is Gone use
fashion to shape narratives of representation, identity, memory,
xenophobia, violence in the domestic sphere, and allegories of
nationalism. Both individually and collectively, these artists locate
fashion as a political language and reinterpret the historical terrain
of South Africa after the thrill of apartheid’s end is gone.
Kudzanai Chiurai, Julia Rosa Clark, Hasan & Husain Essop, Pierre Fouché, Gabrielle Goliath, Haroon Gunn-Salie, Daniel Halter, Nicholas Hlobo, Gerald Machona, Mohau Modisakeng, Athi-Patra Ruga, and Mary Sibande
Organized by the James W. & Lois I. Richmond Center for Visual Arts, Western Michigan University. Andrew Hennlich, Ph.D, Curator.