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Robin Rhode: Paths and Fields - Stevenson
In past show

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Working primarily in the streets of Johannesburg, Robin Rhode uses walls and sidewalks as the stage for his exuberant, narrative interventions and performances. Captured in serial photographs and stop-motion videos, Rhode’s work explores urban youth culture, socioeconomic inequality, and outgrowths of post-Colonialism. By creating absurd, impossible situations, like drawing a bicycle on a wall and attempting to ride it, Rhode references slapstick comedy and minstrel shows, expressing the struggle for equality and dignity with poignancy, humor, and poeticism.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
Selected exhibitions
2021
Robin Rhode: The Backyard is My WorldLehmann Maupin
2020
DRAWINGS 2000-2001Stevenson
2017
Robin Rhode: Paths and FieldsStevenson
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L.A. Skatepark, 2012-2017

Silver gelatin print
32 9/10 × 47 1/5 in
83.5 × 120 cm
Edition 1/5 + 2AP
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€15,000
Location
Cape Town, Johannesburg, Amsterdam
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Medium

Working primarily in the streets of Johannesburg, Robin Rhode uses walls and sidewalks as the stage for his exuberant, narrative interventions and performances. Captured in serial photographs and stop-motion videos, Rhode’s work explores urban youth culture, socioeconomic inequality, and outgrowths of post-Colonialism. By creating absurd, impossible situations, like drawing a bicycle on a wall and attempting to ride it, Rhode references slapstick comedy and minstrel shows, expressing the struggle for equality and dignity with poignancy, humor, and poeticism.

Blue-chip
Represented by internationally recognized galleries.
Collected by major museums
Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), Lincoln Center Vera List Art Project
Selected exhibitions (3)
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