Mary Sibande, “Everything is not lost”, 2011, Digital print (Edition of 10), 87x 113cm. Courtesy Gallery Momo and the artist.
“My Name is Sophie”: A conversation with the South African artist Mary Sibande
Sophie is a fictitious domestic worker, created by South African artist Mary Sibande. Since she was first introduced during Sibande’s exhibition “Long live the dead queen”, Sophie has populated galleries, museums and billboards worldwide – either as a fiberglass installation or in oversized photographic prints. Until now, countless variations of Sophie have criticized the stereotypical depiction of women in South Africa. But in Sibande’s upcoming work, she is finally going to vanish…by Elisabeth Wellershaus
“WITH INTRA-CONTINENTAL INTERACTION, THE SCENE IS MORE FLUID, MORE VIBRANT THAN EVER BEFORE…”
The growth and success of independent visual art spaces and cultural centres across Africa has led to a significant transformation of the contemporary art scene. There exists a wealth of internationally acclaimed artistic talents living and working on the continent, by Bomi Odufunade…