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Christine Dixie in Venice


Artwork questions ideas about power and representation

The artist Christine Dixie, a Wits alumna (BA FA 1989), is exhibiting a multi-media installation, To Be King, at Palazzo Bembo in Venice until 26 November. She explains the artwork, a postcolonial reinterpretation of Velasquez’s 1565 painting Las Meninas, in this video.

The exhibition is hosted by the European Cultural Centre and hosted by the GAA Foundation.

Dixie used a Smithsonian Artist Research Fellowship to research and develop the To Be King project. The work "questions established ideas around structures of power and representation".

Christine Dixie installation To Be King. Courtesy of Sulger-Buel Lovell gallery

Image courtesy of Sulger-Buell Lovell Gallery