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SCAD Museum of Art, S...
The Divine Comedy Heaven, Hell, Purgatory ...

October 16, 2014 – January 25, 2015

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National Museum of Ar...
Nicholas Hlobo: Sculpture, Installation, P...

March 4 – May 29, 2011

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Tate Modern
Nicholas Hlobo

December 9, 2008 – March 29, 2009

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Institute for Contemp...
Momentum 11: Nicholas Hlobo

July 30 – October 26, 2008

The New Yorker


Nicholas Hlobo

 

One of the most intriguing figures of South Africa's vibrant art scene makes his New York debut. The high point is a group of uncanny assemblages, hanks of leather sutured to found objects. A chunk of driftwood, conjoined to a curve of black leather and a mass of red tentacles, has the menace of a beached sea creature. Hobo’s paintings, ribbons and leather stitched onto canvas, are far less enigmatic, and occasionally feel half finished. Titles often freight Hlobo’s work with themes of loss, tradition, and gay black identity—but, to understand them, you’d need to consult a Xhosa dictionary.

 

Through April 17, Lehmann Maupin, 201 Chrystie Street.