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Dear History: It's Not Me, It's You

LKB/G, Wexstraße 28, 20355 Hamburg

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Dear History: It’s Not Me, It’s You presents work by Buhlebezwe Siwani, Grace Cross and Thania Petersen. This exhibition explores art as a powerful tool for reclaiming South Africa’s complex heritage, historical narratives and aesthetic imagery.

Artist:

Grace Cross
Thania Petersen
Buhlebezwe Siwani

Press Release

Works are presented from a distinctly female perspective in an attempt to break, both physically and conceptually, from the loveless marriage with colonial past and patriarchal present. The title echoes that famously insincere break up line, flipping it around in a direct statement addressed to a systemic account of history that this exhibition sets out to question. Excavating historic events and deeply subjective experiences, the exhibition curated by Candice Allison aims to reinsert the lost chap-ters, forgotten heroes and unsung heroines of history that were erased by the colonial sneer. Confronting Western ideals of beauty, power, sexuality, and spirituality, often with darkly humorous can-dour, the selected works speak

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