Publicado15 Mai 2014
O artista sul-africano Athi-Patra Ruga recebeu uma encomenda do Próximo Futuro para a exposição Artistas Comprometidos? Talvez, que inaugura no dia 20 de Junho. A galeria Whatiftheworld, que o representa, descreve da seguinte forma:
Exploring the border-zones between fashion, performance and contemporary art, Athi-Patra Ruga makes work that exposes and subverts the body in relation to structure, ideology and politics. Bursting with eclectic multicultural references, carnal sensuality and a dislocated undercurrent of humor, his performances, videos, costumes and photographic images create a world where cultural identity is no longer determined by geographical origins, ancestry or biological disposition, but is increasingly becoming a hybrid construct. A Utopian counter-proposal to the sad dogma of the division between mind and body, sensuality and intelligence, pop culture, craft and fine art, his works expresses the eroticism of knowledge and reconciles the dream with experience."