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Meleko Mokgosi, "Objects of desire 7", 2018, 64 x 44 inches (paintings), 18 x 24 inches (wall text panels), oil on canvas, paper mounted on board; © Meleko Mokgosi, courtesy of Gagosian.
Meleko Mokgosi, "The Social Revolution of Our Time Cannot Take Its Poetry from the Past but Only from the Poetry of the Future, 5", 2019, 92 x 116 x 2 inches, oil on canvas, inkjet on canvas; © Meleko Mokgosi, courtesy of Gagosian.
Meleko Mokgosi, "The Social Revolution of Our Time Cannot Take Its Poetry from the Past but Only from the Poetry of the Future, 6", 2019, 78 3/4 x 114 1/4 x 1 1/2 inches, oil on canvas, inkjet on canvas; © Meleko Mokgosi, courtesy of Gagosian.
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Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition

On view at Gagosian is Meleko Mokgosi’s first solo exhibition in Europe, drawn from his grand project “Democratic Intuition” (2014-2019).

September 29, 2020 - December 12, 2020

On view at Gagosian is Meleko Mokgosi’s first solo exhibition in Europe, drawn from his grand project “Democratic Intuition” (2014-2019). Mokgosi’s artistic practice combines history painting with cinematic montage, incorporating elements of religion iconography, advertising, and political propaganda from southern Africa and the United States to produce a layering of imagery both familiar and unfamiliar. “Democratic Intuition” is an eight-part epic that features multi-panel depictions of southern African life and folklore. The artist developed this concept and its internal contradictions through compelling genre scenes, ranging from the confines of manual work, the freedoms of intellectual enterprise and their ties to gender and race. In the exhibition, viewers will find Bread, Butter, and Power (2018), an elaborate twenty-one-panel panoramic painting, full of references to recent histories and Objects of Desire, a series of individual small paintings of Afrocentric beauty advertisements, Paleolithic cave paintings and contemporary African objects.

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6-24 Britannia St, London WC1X 9JD, UK
Sep 29 - Dec 12
Gagosian
Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition
On view at Gagosian is Meleko Mokgosi’s first solo exhibition in Europe, drawn from his grand project “Democratic Intuition” (2014-2019).

Exhibitions

London, Mayfair |Exhibitions

Mary Weatherford: “Train Yards”

Mary Weatherford’s “Train Yards” features paintings by the artist that combine notions of urban and rural environments with an abstracted viewpoint.

Imi Knoebel: “Recent Works”

“Recent Works” by Imi Knoebel features creations with historical roots, looking back to works previously conceived by the artist.

Al Held: “The Sixties”

An exhibition of works by the late artist Al Held, “The Sixties” focuses on works created in New York during the decade.

Tracey Emin: “Living Under the Hunters Moon”

Featuring a series of paintings, neon, sculptures, and film, Tracey Emin’s “Living Under the Hunters Moon” is a presentation of works conceived to accompany the Royal Academy of Arts, London’s major exhibition “Tracey Emin / Edvard Munch: The Loneliness of the Soul.”

Maxwell Alexandre’s “Pardo é Papel: Close a door to open a window”

“Pardo é Papel: Close a door to open a window” is Maxwell Alexandre’s debut solo exhibition in the untied kingdom.

Lynette Yiadom-Boakye’s “Fly in League with the Night”

“Fly in League with the Night” is the first-ever major survey of the figurative painter Lynette Yiadom-Boakye.

Mary Weatherford: Train Yards

agosian presents “Train Yards,” an exhibition of paintings by Mary Weatherford.

Bruce Nauman

After more than 20 years, Tate Modern is hosting the first exhibition to show the full breadth of work by Bruce Nauman in London.

Turner’s Modern World

This autumn, a landmark exhibition dedicated to JMW Turner is on view at Tate Modern.

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