mary sibande mary sibande
sep 26, 2010

mary sibande

‘long live the dead queen’ series by mary sibande on display in johannesburg mary sibande is a south african artist based in johannesburg. here recent series ‘long live the dead queen’ was featured within the city on the side of buildings and other structures as large, photographic murals. the series, like sibande’s practice as an artist, ‘attempts to critique stereotypical depictions of women, particularly black women in our society’. in the series black woman are depicted wearing extravagant victorian dresses in vivid hues. the pieces are actually sculptures which sibande creates and then has photographed. while the murals we displayed in johannesburg this past summer, they presented a contrasting perspective to the marketing focused billboards put on display for the world cup. mary sibande is represented by gallery momo.

http://www.gallerymomo.com ‘long live the dead queen’ series by mary sibande on display in johannesburg

‘long live the dead queen’ series by mary sibande on display in johannesburg

‘long live the dead queen’ series by mary sibande on display in johannesburg

‘long live the dead queen’ series by mary sibande on display in johannesburg

‘long live the dead queen’ series by mary sibande on display in johannesburg

‘long live the dead queen’ series by mary sibande on display in johannesburg

l:‘caught in the rapture’ by mary sibande r: ‘I’m a lady’ by mary sibande images: john hodgkiss

‘I decline. I refuse to recline’ by mary sibande image: john hodgkiss

l: ‘I put a spell on me’ by mary sibande image: john hodgkiss r: ‘her majesty, queen sophie’ by mary sibande image: hannah paton

‘they don’t make them like they used to’ by mary sibande image: carla liesching

  • Long live the dead Queen. This work is great and is as a result of hard work. Thank you Mary and well done

    FRANKY 3000 says:
  • I had the great privilege to see these fabulous works up close while working at Naturena Prison just outside of Jo’burg. It was so hauntingly beautiful! It was so surreal- seeing these images on the buildings as I headed out to work with female prisoners each day! It opened my heart and inspired me. Thank you so much, Mary. The work is monumental!

    Rhodessa Jones says:

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