London

Robin Rhode, Juggla, 2007.

Robin Rhode, Juggla, 2007.

London

Robin Rhode

Hayward Gallery
Southbank Centre, Belvedere Road
September 23–December 7, 2008

Curated by Stephanie Rosenthal

The Chaplinesque persona of South African artist Robin Rhode appears in a number of his works, many of which document his enchanting performances, using basic materials such as charcoal and chalk. His oeuvre—which includes site-specific wall drawings and, more recently, sculptures—touches on themes of race, class, and geopolitics, as in Empties (Green), 2007, a crate of wavy, elongated bottles of Carling Black Label, a beer associated with the native African solidarity movement during apartheid. For Rhode’s first major UK exhibition, curator Stephanie Rosenthal will assemble some thirty-five photographs, digital animations, film projections, sculptures, drawings, and paintings from the past decade, with a focus on the artist’s latest output. Outside the Hayward, look for Rhode’s new site-specific commissions in the surrounding Southbank Centre.