Art after the Epistemic Crisis. On Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu’s The Stronger We Become: The South African Pavilion (2019)

EN 18+
Art after the Epistemic Crisis. On Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu’s The Stronger We Become: The South African Pavilion (2019)

A view of the exhibition installation
at the South African Pavilion at the 2019 Venice International Art Biennale (2019) (courtesy of Nkule Mabaso)

In this essay, the author discusses the reader that accompanied the South African Pavilion at the 58th Venice International Art Biennale—The Stronger We Become: The South African Pavilion (Natal Collective, Newcastle, South Africa, 2019; edited by Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu). The author concludes that the book argues for ‘epistemic justice’ and that resilience in art can be understood as positive (resilience through laughter) or negative (resilience through neoliberal absorption).

To cite this item:

Moses S (2021) Art after the Epistemic Crisis. On Nkule Mabaso and Nomusa Makhubu’s The Stronger We Become: The South African Pavilion (2019). The Garage Journal: Studies in Art, Museums
& Culture, 03: 294–304. DOI: 10.35074/GJ.2021.95.58.014

Published: 24.09.2021

Publication type: Book review