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LIVE WITH ME (article first published : 2007-09-21)

Zhané Warren presents his exhibition titled live with me at the KZNSA where it occupies the entire KZNSA Gallery.

Zhané’s work is tight and tense, with the macabre ability to create, in the viewer, a sense of unease. The work is achingly beautiful and Warren uses body parts – her hands, her face, lips – to invoke an incredible sensitivity. The unsettlement – that feeling of horror – emerges when her body extremities are used to explore actions and repercussions of trauma, violence and mourning.

The artist has mastered the language of blurring the intensely personal with the almost abstracted political. In this way she projects experiences beyond her control onto her body. She lives in Antwerp, Belgium, a fact that informs her work on foreignness, difference and inequality, and one that leads her to investigate the loneliness of finding oneself in another culture, in another land, removed from all one knows and feels comfortable knowing.

The basis of live with me is Zhané Warren’s engagement with performance. In addition, the artist makes use of the sculptural and visual qualities of the voice. These works are accompanied by the digital printmaking, lithography and polymer photogravure that has gained this South African artist international stature.

live with me runs at the KZNSA Gallery until September 30.




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