EXHIBITION ARTISTS

Dawood Petersen

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Jimmy Choos Golden Boot Award (Soccer boots, heels, gemsbok skin, paint, 15 x 20 cm)

Jimmy Choos Golden Boot Award (Soccer boots, heels, gemsbok skin, paint, 15 x 20 cm)

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Artist's Statement

These works seek to greet, rejoice and lament the advent and the departure of the first African World Cup. Part jester and part irritant, I take great joy in assimilating and appropriating existing belief systems, and turning them on their head. For Spier Contemporary 2010 I focused my gaze on the language and logic of contemporary art. The imminent Soccer World Cup offers an expedient target for analysis, but I want to leave the viewer wondering if I am deconstructing the event itself, and the discourses around it, or if my primary preoccupation is in fact the art world which now frames my ideas.


Artist's Biography

Born: Cape Town, 1976. Lives and works in Johannesburg. He is an admitted attorney for the Cape High Court.