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Athi-Patra Ruga
Exhibition Invitation, 2009. Solo exhibition .

…mr floating signifier and the deadboyz

Athi-Patra Ruga at Whatiftheworld / Gallery

As a follow up to “…of bugchasers and watussi faghags,” Athi-Patra Ruga’s upcoming exhibition at Whatiftheworld, titled “…mr floating signifier and the deadboyz,” continues to expand on the themes introduced by the Artist’s chief protagonist Beiruith. Through the use of craft, performance, video, sculpture and photography, this body of work investigates ideas of displacement and dislocation in relation to constructs of gender, race, identity and sexuality.

05 August - 29 August

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