‘Wim Botha: Still Life With Discontent’

“The art of Wim Botha is one of perceptual motion and perpetual momentum,” said Alice Gray Stites, chief curator and 21c Museum director. “[It propels] the viewer to close examination of his forms and materials, and of the multitude of contradictions and questions they present. To experience Botha’s art is to be led on a visceral journey, and to be marked.” 21c Museum is hosting the South African artist’s first solo show in America. With works that cover his career to date (he’s 46), viewers should expect to see art history, religion and power used “in the pursuit of questions, not answers,” Stites said. The museum is also showing “Truth or Dare: A Reality Show.” To see the exhibitions, reserve a time online.

Through March 2021

21c Museum Hotel

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‘Wim Botha: Still Life With Discontent’

Jo Anne Triplett is the contributing visual arts editor at LEO Weekly. She’s a past member of the Mayor’s Advisory Committee on Public Art, was the content advisor on the Glassworks Building video, and has written for Louisville Magazine, Kentucky Homes and Gardens and the national publication Glass Craftsman. Jo Anne came to Louisville from Washington, D.C. where she worked as a researcher and writer for the Smithsonian American Art Museum.



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