Fear of a Black Planet

Anton Kannemeyer

Fear of a Black Planet


In Fear of a Black Planet - the title quoting the 1990 album by the American rap/hip-hop group Public Enemy - Kannemeyer continues his investigation of the fear and anxiety that underlie South Africa's fragile democracy and the legacy of colonialism on the African continent. He has recently extended his practice to include paintings in acrylic on canvas. The shift in medium allows him to translate his subversive imagery onto a larger scale, heightening the awkward relationship viewers often have with his work. Kannemeyer also exhibited large-scale drawings for the first time, in addition to smaller drawings and prints. The catalogue features an interview with Kannemeyer by Danie Marais.

Published by Stevenson | Catalogue 37, October 2008
Softcover, 48 pages | Unavailable

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