Tracey Rose.
Shooting Down Babylon


Originating at Zeitz MOCAA, the Kunstmuseum Bern is mounting the large scale retrospective of South African artist Tracey Rose (b. 1974). The artist has been a radical voice in the international art world since the mid-1990s. Her works engage with post-colonialism, gender, sexuality, racism and apartheid.

At the centre is the power of performance art and the body, which Tracey Rose sees as a place of protest, of rage, of resistance and discourse. Her performances examine and critically comment on central experiences in the transition to a postcolonial world. The artist captures her sensational performance practice in various media such as photography, video, installation and drawing. The retrospective shows works from the period between 1990 and 2021.

Curators : Koyo Kouoh (Director and Chief Curator Zeitz MOCAA) and Tandazani Dhlakama (Curator Zeitz MOCAA) in collaboration with Kathleen Bühler (Chief Curator Kunstmuseum Bern) 

The exhibition has been organised by Zeitz MOCAA (Capetown, South Africa)

Some works in the exhibition contain sexually explicit images that may be perceived as disturbing. We recommend the visit from the age of 16.

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