The Most Beautiful Boogey Man

Artsy Editorial
May 10, 2013 5:27PM

If we could write our history and chart our futures as we please, who would we be?”—Kudzanai Chiurai

Banished from his home country after defamation of the Zimbabwean president, Kudzanai Chiurai —or Kudzi, to his friends—makes his art from exile in South Africa, where he lives in inner-city Johannesburg among a band of outsiders. In a neighborhood notorious for crime, Chiurai shines a light on locals to portray his personal experience living among exiles, refugees, and asylum-seekers—The Most Beautiful Boogey Man, included.

On view at Goodman Gallery, Frieze NY - Booth C16, May 9th – 13th

Artsy Editorial
Get the Artsy app
Download on the App StoreGet it on Google Play
Jenna Gribbon, Luncheon on the grass, a recurring dream, 2020. Jenna Gribbon, April studio, parting glance, 2021. Jenna Gribbon, Silver Tongue, 2019