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.
Official Link: https://www.somersethouse.org.uk/whats-on/athi-patra-ruga-gods-rainbows-and-omissions