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Tracey Rose. Shooting Down Babylon

TraceyRose_The Prelude
Tracey Rose (*1974) has been a radical voice in the international art world since the mid-1990s. In her works, the South African artist deals with post-colonialism, gender, sexuality, racism and apartheid. At the centre of these thematic fields are the body and the power of performance art, because for Tracey Rose the body is a site of protest, outrage, resistance and discourse. Her performances have highlighted and critically commented key experiences in the transition to a postcolonial world. Her work is often described as absurd, anarchic, provocative and carnivalesque. Her sensational performative practice is realised in various media such as photography, video, installation and drawing. The Kunstmuseum Bern presents the largest retrospective of her work to date, showing works from 1990 to 2021, created in collaboration with Zeitz MOCAA (Cape Town, South Africa).
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