Meleko Mokgosi: Democratic Intuition “Lerato” and “Comrades II” at Jack Shainman

Coupling written text with imagery in a series of large-scale paintings, “Comrades II,” which will be featured at our 24th Street gallery, continues Mokgosi’s examination of the historical, aesthetic and conceptual links between southern African liberation movements and communism. “Lerato,” on view at our 20th Street location, is centered on the concepts of allegory and lerato, the Setswana word that roughly translates as “love.” Both are distinct chapters from Democratic Intuition (2014-present), a body of work whose earlier iteration was exhibited at the ICA Boston in 2015.

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September 8, 2016

End Date

October 22, 2016


10:00 AM - 06:00 PM


Jack Shainman, 513 West 20th St, New York, NY

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