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Exhibition Detail
Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope)
5216 Montrose Boulevard
Houston, TX 77006


August 11th, 2012 - November 4th, 2012
Opening: 
August 10th, 2012 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
 
"African Adventure" (detail), Jane AlexanderJane Alexander,
"African Adventure" (detail),
1999-2002, Fiberglass and plaster sculptures, earth, and found miscellaneous objects, Dimensions variable
© Courtesy of the artist & Contemporary Arts Museum Houston/ Photo: Mark Lewis
 "Bom Boys" (detail), Jane AlexanderJane Alexander, "Bom Boys" (detail),
1998, Fiberglass sculptures, found clothing, and fiberboard squares, Dimensions variable
© Photo courtesy: Tobu Museum of Art, Tokyo
Frontier with ghost, Jane AlexanderJane Alexander, Frontier with ghost,
2007, Pigment print on cotton paper, 69 x 95 cm
© Courtesy of the artist & Contemporary Arts Museum Houston
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Jane Alexander’s hybrid mutants speak to the porous borders between humans and other forms of animal life. Alexander acts as a surveyor mapping the forces, interests, and passions at play in human behavior. Her sculptures, installations, and photomontages are firmly rooted in her South African experience. They also transcend their locality, revealing the disparity felt every day around the world between the rhetoric of peace and decorum and the human capacity for oppression and violence. Alexander’s body of work throws into relief the asymmetric relations and practices that preclude access for so many people to a free and dignified existence.

Jane Alexander: Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope) is a major exhibition of  works by important South African artist Jane Alexander and is organized by the Museum for African Art (MfAA), New York, and supported, in part, by the National Endowment for the Arts. It is guest curated by Pep Subirós.

About the Artist

Jane Alexander, born in Johannesburg, South Africa, works primarily in sculpture and photomontage and is widely known for her sculpture, Butcher Boys (1985-86) in the collection of the South African National Gallery. Alexander’s solo exhibitions include Jane Alexander: On Being Human (2009) at the Galilee Chapel of Durham Cathedral, Survey (2009) at the Jack Shainman Gallery in New York, Jane Alexander (2000) at Gasworks in London, and Bom Boys and Lucky Girls (1999) at the University of Cape Town, Irma Stern Museum. Her artwork has been exhibited widely in international group exhibitions including the Venice, Havana, Gothenburg, Tirana, Bamako, São Paulo, Singapore, and Dakar biennials. She has also participated in such group exhibitions as Africa Remix (2006) exhibited in Europe, Japan, and South Africa; Apartheid: The South African Mirror (2007) in Spain; Personal Affects: Power and Poetics in Contemporary South African Art (2004) in the USA; and The Short Century (2002) in Germany and the USA. She currently teaches at the University of Cape Town’s Michaelis School of Fine Art.


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