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Candice Breitz, Photo by Jim Rakete, Courtesy Goodman Gallery
Mohau Modisakeng, Courtesy of Mohau Modisakeng and WHATIFTHEWORLD


The South African Pavilion Presents Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng

The South African Department of Arts and Culture has appointed Connect Channel to organise The South African Pavilion at La Biennale di Venezia in 2017. It is a pleasure to announce that Candice Breitz and Mohau Modisakeng will represent South Africa at the world's most prestigious contemporary art event. Breitz and Modisakeng will present a major, two-person exhibition in The South African Pavilion, running from 13 May to 26 November 2017 in Venice, Italy.

This exhibition will be the first La Biennale di Venezia project presented by Connect Channel.

The South African Pavilion's exhibition will invite viewers to explore the artist's role in visualising and articulating the notion of selfhood within a context of global marginalisation. What is it to be visible in everyday life, yet invisible and disregarded at the level of cultural, political or economic representation? Placing new works by Breitz and Modisakeng in dialogue, the exhibition will reflect on experiences of exclusion, displacement, transience, migration and xenophobia, exploring the complex socio-political forces that shape the performance of selfhood under such conditions.

For more information please contact
Julia Lukacher,, +1 212 202 3402

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