Our Father, another name for the Lord’s Prayer intrinsically represents patriarchy as a form of social organisation whereby society is governed by a system, in which the father is the supreme authority in the place of worship, family, community, country and work environment.
bell hooks states in Teaching Critical Thinking: Practical Wisdom “Patriarchy has no gender” and yet gender is a politically and socially coerced category, in patriarchy’s syllabus of teaching. One that effects the most intimate of spaces, the family.
Artworks have been drawn from artists whose oeuvre either specifically or consequential investigate the idea of “father”.
Lynette Bester, Paul Birchall, Lien Botha, David Brits, Georgina Gratrix, Anton Karstel, Ayanda Mabulu, Charles Maggs, Brett Murray, Dathini Mzayiya, Paul Painting, Monique Pelser, Ken Rees-Gibbs, Chad Rossouw, Lyndi Sales, Cinga Samson, Damien Schumann, Zolani Siphungela, Frank van Reenen, Elize Vossgatter, Khayalethu Witbooi, Dale Yudelman
Co-curated by Kirsty Cockerill and Chantal Louw.
Our Fathers opens at the AVA on 27 August and closes on 21 September 2012
- 11/11/2012 14:09 - Mumbo Jumbo at Whatiftheworld
- 26/09/2012 20:41 - "These Waves" Solo Exhibition by Pierre Fouché
- 21/09/2012 09:30 - "Making Faces" Exhibition at Rose Korber Art
- 11/09/2012 17:56 - Roger Ballen/Die Antwoord at Photographers Gallery
- 28/08/2012 07:10 - Ex Nihlo by Maja Maljević