Nicholas Hlobo, Uthekwane

Nicholas Hlobo2016

Social Fabric

Social Fabric

Nicholas Hlobo is a Cape Town-based artist who has shown widely internationally. He thinks of identity as fabric: assembling bits and pieces of found materials, tenuously held by a thread, is like building an identity. The image is a still from a performance, part of an exhibiton at his gallery in December 2016, "Sewing Saw". A swaying figure is dressed in floor-length white robes, the face, hidden inside a wooden sewing box, faces a set of circular mirrors. The audience can't meet his eyes or break his concentration, he is isolated from them as he is from his own, half-hidden reflection.

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  • Title: Nicholas Hlobo, Uthekwane
  • Creator: Nicholas Hlobo
  • Date Created: 2016
  • Location Created: Cape Town, South Africa
  • Provenance: South Africa
  • Fashion Show: Social Fabric journeys part 1
  • Type: photograph, still from a performance
  • Photographer: Stevenson Gallery
  • Original Source: Anna Stielau
  • Rights: Social Fabric
  • Medium: box, fabric, mirrors, performance