Exhibition
Vernissage
The sculpture "Black Infanta", counterpoint to the central position of the king in the multimedia installation "To Be King".
© Christine Dixie

To Be King

11.05. – 09.07.2022

The Africa Multiple Cluster of Excellence has invited South African artist Christine Dixie to show her multimedia installation To Be King at Iwalewahaus. The artist based in Johannesburg will be present in Bayreuth to set up her installation and celebrate the exhibition opening on Wednesday, 11 May 2022. The exhibition will run until 9th of July.

Christine Dixie’s installation To Be King is inspired by a famous painting of Diego Velázquez from 1656 called Las Meninas (The Ladies in waiting) and an essay by the same name published by Michel Foucault in 1966 that analyses this particular work of art. In his essay, Foucault suggests that the order of things is mainly dependent on perspective. In his opinion, who is king is determined by who gazes and who is in control of the gaze.

Opening
Wed 11.05.2022 / 18:30
Location
Iwalewahaus
Wölfelstraße 2
95444 Bayreuth
Room
Lounge
Price
Free entrance
Language
English
Curation
Nicole Klug, Prof. Ute Fendler
Text
Christian Wißler, Sabine Greiner (EN)
Press / PR
Sabine Greiner, Inken Bößert, Prof. Ute Fendler
Technician
Sefer Polat
Logistics
Sigrid Horsch-Albert
Link
Cooperation
Logo africamultiple
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