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Waiting for God

Tracey Rose
Waiting for God, video still ,

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Tracey Rose at Bildmuseet, Umea University

Bildmuseet presents 'Tracey Rose: Waiting for God', the South African artist's first international large-scale solo exhibition. Spanning over 15 years of work, the show examines Tracey Rose's unique and complex visual language and her performance-based practice represented through her photographs and video work. Tracey Rose belongs to a generation of artists charged with reinventing the artistic gesture in post-apartheid South Africa. Within this fold, she has defined a provocative visual world. Refusing to simplify reality for the sake of clarity, the artist creates rich characters that inhabit worlds as interrelated as the many facets of one's personality. Her reference to theatre and the carnival tradition also places her work in the realm of satire.

'Tracey Rose: Waiting for God' is jointly curated by Khwezi Gule (Johannesburg) and Renaud Proch (New York), in association with Linda Givon (Johannesburg). The exhibition is a co-production with the Johannesburg Art Gallery and Bildmuseet, Umeå University, Sweden and premiered at the Johannesburg Art Gallery earlier this year. The exhibition marks the return of Tracey Rose to Bildmuseet where she participated in the exhibition Democracy's Image: Photography and Visual Art after Apartheid in 1998.

25 September 2011 - 20 November 2011