Ambiguous identity: The two democracies (Democracy of the stomach), Prof Gavin Younge's 2006 DVD Installation/Projection, vellum couch.
UCT's Professor Gavin Younge's exhibition, Prosthesis, a collection of 17 sculptures and installations, opened at Le CloÃ®tre des Billettes in Paris on 10 May.
On until June, it showcases his art works from the decade 1997 to 2007 and is presented by Nathalie Codjia and Anne-Sandra Keff-Lobisommer of the la Noire Galerie.
Younge, of the Michaelis School of Fine Art, says Prosthesis had its genesis in 2000 at an exhibition on the Champs ElysÃ©es when he exhibited Workmen's Compensation II, a laager of 10 handmade wheelbarrows, each carrying aspects of migrant labour life.
His work for this latest exhibition draws on his experiences of a society characterised and moulded by violence.
In their preface of the catalogue Codjia and Keff-Lobisommer wrote: ' . . . Gavin Younge denounces that violence and analyses the social, political and cultural problems that it generates. He presents himself as both an observer and a participant in the contemporary history of his country, South Africa.'
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