Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Michael Armitage

Today Inside the White Cube Bermondsey (what a stupid name for a gallery) opened the first solo exhibition in the UK of Kenyan born, London-based artist Michael Armitage, who presents a "visual iconography of East Africa". Ambitious! Shown is his oil painting on Lubugo bark cloth #mydressmychoice (2015) which needs an explanation. In Nairobi women wearing miniskirts have been accused of being indecently dressed, then stripped naked and molested. The two bush babies suggest the viewer’s voyeuristic gaze (CLICK).


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