Jane Alexander is one of the most significant African contemporary artists working today. Actar have published a new book on her work: Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope).

  • 14 April 2011
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Jane Alexander - Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope)Actar have published a new book on the work of Jane Alexander: Surveys (from the Cape of Good Hope).

Alexander's hybrid mutants inhabit a universe where boundaries between self and other, human and animal, are unstable, where shared foundations and clashing differences are disclosed, and where the grotesque and the familiar entwine. While the figures are, in many ways, emblems of monstrosity, they are oddly beautiful. Her creatures expose the human animal for all it is and all it could become. Not only are Alexander's artworks formally and technically accomplished, but they also deliver a potent emotional impact, sending warnings about historical consequences and hinting at things to come.


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