Exploring the border-zones between fashion, performance and contemporary art, acclaimed South Africa artist Athi-Patra Ruga, makes work that exposes and subverts the body in relation to structure, ideology and politics.
His latest works – The Future White Women of Azania Saga – is a vibrant explosion of colour and texture. Ruga’s creation of “alternative identities and close-to-home mythical characters” are a feast for mind and eye. It is undoubtedly one of the most exhilarating exhibitions I have seen this year. My personal favourite? “Trust no Bitch” – in wool, thread, glue and glitter on a tapestry canvas creating a tropical backdrop for complex identities.
Currently on exhibition at What if the World Gallery.