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Tuesday, May 3 • 7:00pm - 10:00pm
The Swing (after after Fragonard)

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Shot from above and edited in slow motion, the video features Kukama in a white dress gaily swinging in and out of the camera frame. On the ground, about seven meters below, a group of people gather in anticipatory flashes scrambling for the ten rand notes (equivalent to one Euro) the artist is letting go sporadically. When the swing reenters the frame without her body, an instant feeling of loss, hopelessness and dissatisfaction is reached.


Donna Kukama

Donna Kukama completed her post-graduate studies at the Ecole Cantonale d’Art du Valais in Sierre (Switzerland) in 2008, under MAPS (Master of Arts in the Public Sphere), and is currently a faculty member at the WITS School of Arts (University of Witwatersrand, Johannesburg). She has performed and participated in exhibitions at various public spaces and museums internationally, including My Joburg (2013) at the Maison Rouge... Read More →

Tuesday May 3, 2016 7:00pm - 10:00pm
Clemente Center 107 Suffolk St, New York, NY 10002

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