Massive Nerve Corpus is an exhibition of provocative new paintings and works on paper by South African artist Mikhael Subotzky.
This new body of work continues the artist’s look inwards at his relationship to white masculinity. The exhibition builds on his fictional film installation WYE (2016) in which the white male psyche is the terrain of anthropological curiosity.
In a recent interview with Hansolo Umberto Oberist, Subotzky said “I hope that my attempts to be vulnerable and self-reflexive in this space, in these words, and in the works themselves, will contribute in some small way to the deconstruction of white masculine power, rather than reinforcing it. All around me I see amazing black artists who have been reconfiguring the canon, and I really do believe that white artists need to step up too, to take whiteness apart, and by doing so to meet them in the making of something new. I don’t think we can fully understand the exercise of white masculine power without exploring its vulnerability, both in the body and in the instruments that we’ve developed to allay this vulnerability and exercise power.”
Venue: Goodman Gallery, 163 Jan Smuts Ave, Parkwood
Time: Tue to Fri 9.30am to 5.30pm | Sat 9.30am to 4pm