When multimillionaire businessmen like Kenny Kunene spend hundreds of thousands of rands on lavish birthday parties, where sushi is served from the half-naked torsos of compliant (and hopefully well-paid) models, they would probably expect criticism, and this is just what South African artist, Zanele Muholi (pictured lying on the table) has done. The self portrait shows Muholi laid out on a table, representing one of the models at the party, while two women eat boerewors and offal off her naked torso. It is titled "I am just doing my job," after the response given by one of the models (and sushi servers) when asked what she thought about the whole event. In a macabre twist, the meat is placed on Muholi's body in such a way that it seems the women are eating her internal organs.
This exhibition will be shown at the Michael Stevenson Gallery, Cape Town, S.A. as from Thursday 3 December 2010.
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foto credit: Robert Hamblin