Artist Tracey Rose installation view under CC BY-SA 3.0

Tracey Rose at the Kunsthaus Bern

Tracey Rose: the radical voice in the international art world.

The Kunstmuseum Bern presents the largest retrospective of the performative and media work of South African artist Tracey Rose (*1974) ever assembled. Rose addresses crucial themes of contemporary art such as post-colonialism, racism, and apartheid, in addition to gender and sexuality.
The exhibition "Shooting Down Babylon" showcases around a hundred works from the period between 1990 and 2021, ranging from Rose's early explorations of identity to examinations of the aesthetics of violence and processes of healing rituals. The exhibition title is taken from the installation "Shooting Down Babylon" created in 2016 as a reaction to Donald Trump's electoral victory, for which Rose underwent filmed purification rituals reproduced in a video sculpture.

The exhibition was organized by Zeitz MOCAA, the contemporary art Africa museum in Cape Town, South Africa.

The exhibition "Shooting Down Babylon" is on view at the Kunsthaus Bern until 11 August 2024.

Don't miss this unique opportunity to be at the center of the debate on the role of art amidst politics, social change, and the tragic events of our times. 

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