Exhibition
Free

Athi-Patra Ruga: Of Gods, Rainbows and Omissions

THE CHARLES RUSSELL SPEECHLYS TERRACE ROOM SERIES
FREE
04 Oct 2018 - 06 Jan 2019

Mon, Tue, Sat & Sun 10.00 - 18.00, Wed - Fri 11.00 - 20.00

Terrace Rooms
South Wing

New and rarely seen works from the internationally renowned South African artist Athi-Patra Ruga.

In his first major solo UK exhibition, Ruga brings three recent series of work together for the first time to unveil a surreal, mythical utopia, filled with a collection of extraordinary characters. Showcasing his diverse practice, from drawings and sculpture to film and photography, plus beautiful hand-crafted petit point tapestry, the exhibition immerses visitors in Ruga’s vibrant world – an allegory of post-apartheid political, cultural and social systems, and a shimmering vision of a more humanist future.
 

OVER THE RAINBOW (QUEENS IN EXILE SERIES) (VIDEO STILL)

The Charles Russell Speechlys Terrace Rooms Series is a new series of free exhibitions, which will profile the work of living artists in one of the most accessible spaces at Somerset House, bringing the public into contact with a diverse and engaging range of creative thinkers. 

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