Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Frontier with Ghost

Jane Alexander
Frontier with Ghost, Pigment print on Cotton paper , 69 x 95 cm


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Jane Alexander at Contemporary Arts Museum Houston

Jane Alexander’s hybrid mutants speak to the porous borders between humans and other forms of animal life. Alexander acts as a surveyor mapping the forces, interests, and passions at play in human behavior. Her sculptures, installations, and photomontages are firmly rooted in her South African experience. They also transcend their locality, revealing the disparity felt every day around the world between the rhetoric of peace and decorum and the human capacity for oppression and violence. Alexander’s body of work throws into relief the asymmetric relations and practices that preclude access for so many people to a free and dignified existence.

'Jane Alexander: Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope)' is a major exhibition of works by important South African artist Jane Alexander and is organized by the Museum for African Art (MfAA), New York, and supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. It is guest curated by Pep Subirós.

11 August 2012 - 04 November 2012