reviews

  • Dineo Seshee Bopape, Lerole: Footnotes (the struggle of memory against forgetting) (detail), 2018, mixed media. Installation view.

    Dineo Seshee Bopape

    Sfeir-Semler Gallery | Hamburg

    Spellbinding from the moment one first laid eyes on it, the sprawling installation Lerole: Footnotes (the struggle of memory against forgetting), 2018, was an expansive gesture of aesthetic autonomy and a richly orchestrated referential ensemble whose powerful physical presence intimated spiritual dimensions. The piece, which lent its title to this recent exhibition by the South African artist Dineo Seshee Bopape, premiered at the Leopold Museum in Vienna in 2017, but the artist thoroughly reenvisions it each time it is displayed, responding to the specificity of each setting while drawing on

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