CAPE TOWN ART FAIR

16 - 18 FEBUARY 2018

Amar Gallery presented a solo exhibition by Renee Cox at Cape Town Art Fair in 2018

Renee Cox

 

One of the most controversial African-American artists working today, Renée Cox has used her own body, both nude and clothed, to celebrate black womanhood and criticise a society she often views as racist and sexist.

Cox continues to push the envelope with her work by using new technologies that the digital medium of photography has to offer. By working from her archives and shooting new subjects, Cox seeks to push the limits of her older work and create new consciousnesses of the body. Cox's new work aims to "unleash the potential of the ordinary and bring it into a new realm of possibilities". "It's about time that we re-imagine our own constitution," states Cox.