CONRAD BOTES & ANTON KANNEMEYER
Conrad Botes and Anton Kannemeyer deliberately set out to be provocative, to amuse but also to challenge. Their illustrations are meant to shock and, in so doing, to denounce hypocrisy in all its current forms in Western society ? a society obsessed with appearances and the cult of the image.
The gallery's Espace Rencontres is showing a selection of drawings from L'art érotique d'Anton Kannemeyer et Conrad Botes, originally published in South Africa in two volumes, then later, in translation, as a single volume in Europe, by the prestigious La Cinquième couche.
In L'art érotique..., South Africa's two enfants terribles have assembled material from their private notebooks in a bid to poke fun at pornography and to challenge its underlying assumptions.
This exhibition is for informed viewers only.
Preview: Thursday 23 September 2021 from 11.00 am to 8.00 pm, in the presence of the artist.
Works available to view online from Friday 24 September 2021.