There's an Animal Inside
A solo exhibition by Michael MacGarry at FNB JoburgArtFair, presented by Everard-Read Gallery
Sandton Convention Centre, 11 - 13 September 2015

There’s an Animal Inside (2015) presents a comprehensive body of new work across sculpture, painting and film, focused on fetishised Western ideas of progress attendant on colonialism, variously shared histories of African modernity and China’s growing role on the African continent. These concerns are embodied in the politics of form inherent in historically rich objects with accumulated symbolic weight, the specificity of the actual materials used and the mechanics of institutional display.

MacGarry’s work engages psychoanalytic discourses in relation to social and political formations in order to critique the construction and reproduction of state control through representations of the body politic … read through all major registers of the fetish: ethnographic, Marxist, psychoanalytic and Modernist.

- Horsler, A.; 2014

Michael MacGarry, contemporary African art, African art, contemporary art, Africa, sculpture

 

 

Michael MacGarry, contemporary African art, African art, contemporary art, Africa, sculpture