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".
Image courtesy of Sulger-Buell Lovell Gallery