Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions

Somerset House, Strand, London

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Somerset House, Strand
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Thu 4th Oct 2018 to
Sun 6th Jan 2019

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Where:Somerset House, Strand, London WC2R 1LA
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Times:Sat - Tues: 10:00 - 18:00, Weds - Fri 11:00 - 20:00

About the event

Somerset House and 1-54 Contemporary African Art Fair present new and rarely seen works from internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

In his first major solo UK exhibition, Ruga reveals a mythical world which challenges perceptions of cultural identity, and parodies the construction of the South African nation state, in the post-apartheid era. The exhibition continues beyond 1-54 as a standalone show throughout Somerset House’s winter season.

For the first time, Ruga brings together three seminal bodies of work – The Future White Women of Azania (2012-15), Queens in Exile (2015-17), and The Beatification of Feral Benga (2017-present) – immersing visitors in his vibrant world filled with powerful and striking characters.

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