Eat Me / 2011

About

“I am only interested in what’s not mine. The law of men. The law of the cannibal.” – Oswald de Andrade, from The Cannibal Manifesto, 1928
 
Eat Me has not much to do with food. Instead it explores relationships between works by artists that mine recent art history and popular culture, through cannibalistic processes of referentiality and consumption to uncover new directions and meanings, either critically or aesthetically. In theoretical explorations by art historian Paulo Herkenhoff and Augustus Klotz, cannibalism is seen as a philosophical process of renewal and regeneration, as well as a form of cultural emancipation.  
 
The show brings together works by South African and international artists to discover the ways in which visual culture is harvested, consumed and given new form. Violence, suffering and eroticism are collapsed and digested to bring forth new visual discourses, and perhaps new ways of seeing.

Reza Aramesh uses familiar scenes from news footage to restage, reclaim and re-represent events and identities we think we understand. Adam Broomberg and Oliver Chanarin recycle archival photographs from the conflict in Northern Ireland to make way for new readings and new narratives. Frances Goodman, Ghada Amer, Mickalene Thomas and Joel Andrio use the language and imagery of romance and sex to push against the constraints of popular culture and undermine its hold on our imagination.

Eat Me also features new work by Hank Willis Thomas, video installations by Tracey Rose, Sigalit Landau and Kalup Linzy, and works by Gavin Turk and Kendell Geers. While the ingredients and methods differ, the resulting works all share a concern with the problems and processes of consumption, reclamation and renewal.

  • Hope the pussy was worth it.

    Frances Goodman

    Hope the pussy was worth it., 2011

    riveted car bonnet

    147 136 x 8cm

    Edition of 2

  • Che in Red & Grey

    Che in Red & Grey, 2004

    Silkscreen on canvas

    250 x 180 cm

  • Action 75: City of Fallujah. A father washing the body of his dead son, Nov. 2004 (Triptych)

    Reza Aramesh

    Action 75: City of Fallujah. A father washing the body of his dead son, Nov. 2004 (Triptych), 2010

    Silver gelatin print on aluminium

    L...

  • Apathy

    Hank Willis Thomas

    Apathy, 2011

    Wood, plastic and steel

    120cm diameter

    Edition of 3

  • Darling you can make my dreams come true if you say you love me too

    Joël Andrianomearisoa

    Darling you can make my dreams come true if you say you love me too, 2010

    150 Pocket mirrors

    Dimensions variable

  • 42 Sheet 3

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    42 Sheet 3, 2010

    C- type print

    8 x10 cm

    Edition of 5

  • April to August 1993/ Sheet 2, People in Trouble

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    April to August 1993/ Sheet 2, People in Trouble, 2011

    C- type print

    188 x 150cm

    Edition of 5

  • Rape

    Kendell Geers

    Rape, 2010

    Indian ink on paper

    103 x 66.5cm

  • Ruin

    Kendell Geers

    Ruin, 2010

    Indian ink on paper

    103 x 66.5cm

  • Apples and Petunias

    Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh

    Apples and Petunias, 2011

    Watercolour, fabric and embroidery on paper

    130.8 x 209.6 cm

  • The Sea Witch

    Ghada Amer

    The Sea Witch, 2011

    Embroidery and gel medium on canvas

    152.4 x 127 cm

  • Olivia and Alicia

    Ghada Amer & Reza Farkhondeh

    Olivia and Alicia, 2011

    Watercolour, fabric and embroidery on paper

    107.3 x 198.8 cm

  • Married to: Money

    Frances Goodman

    Married to: Money, 2011

    Beads, sequins, diamantes, organza, embroidery thread

    75 x 45 cm

  • Married to: Social Networking

    Frances Goodman

    Married to: Social Networking, 2011

    Beads, sequins, diamantes, organza, embroidery thread

    75 x 52.5 cm

  • Married to: Cats

    Frances Goodman

    Married to: Cats, 2011

    Beads, sequins, diamantes, organza, embroidery thread

    64 x 54 cm

  • Married to: Astrology

    Frances Goodman

    Married to: Astrology, 2011

    Beads, sequins, diamantes, organza, embroidery thread

    36 x 65.5 cm

  • I’m the one that got away!

    Frances Goodman

    I’m the one that got away!, 2011

    Rivetted car bonnet

    144 x 130 x 8cm

    Edition of 2

  • Photomontage 3 (set of 7)

    Mickalene Thomas

    Photomontage 3 (set of 7), 2011

    Mixed media

    30.5 x 30.5 x 8.3cm each Courtesy of Lehmann Maupin Gallery

  • Action 78: An American soldier carrying a bayonet stands guard over Iraqi prisoners, Gulf War, March 11 1991 (diptych)

    Reza Aramesh

    Action 78: An American soldier carrying a bayonet stands guard over Iraqi prisoners, Gulf War, March 11 1991 (diptych), 2010

    Silver gelatin p...

  • Untitled (Right Arm)

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    Untitled (Right Arm), 2010

    Fibre print

    8 x 10 cm

    Edition of 8

  • Untitled (Hand waving)

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    Untitled (Hand waving), 2010

    Fibre print

    8 x 10 cm

    Edition of 8

  • Untitled (Two curves)

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    Untitled (Two curves), 2010

    Fibre print

    8 x 10 cm

    Edition of 8

  • Untitled (Legs in trapeze)

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    Untitled (Legs in trapeze), 2010

    Fibre print

    8 x 10 cm

    Edition of 8

  • Untitled (Young women hiding)

    Broomberg & Chanarin

    Untitled (Young women hiding), 2010

    Fibre print

    8 x 10 cm

    Edition of 8

  • Azzkelon Film

    Sigalit Landau

    Azzkelon Film, 2011

    Edition of 9

  • Salame film

    Sigalit Landau

    Salame film, 2007

    Edition of 9

  • Salt Crystal Shoes on a Frozen Lake

    Sigalit Landau

    Salt Crystal Shoes on a Frozen Lake , 2011

    12 minutes

    Edition of 9

  • Mermaids

    Sigalit Landau

    Mermaids, 2011

    Video with sound

    Edition of 9

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