Jane Alexander: DaimlerChrysler Award for South African sculpture 2002
Somewhere between realism and metaphor, humanity and bestiality, South Africa and the rest of the world, Jane Alexander's sculptures give shape to the brutal, painful, tragic, bizarre, incomprehensible, and fragile existence of her multicultural society--and, to a lesser extent, others. Existqing in a no-man's-land where the difference between victim and perpetrator is blurred and meaningless, her life-size figures, made from fiberglass, wood, clay, and found objects, sometimes dressed as people do, sometimes naked as people and animals are, are uncanny in their astonishing naturalism, a naturalism thwarted by bandages, animal masks, incomprehending animal eyes, and violent lacerations. This is the first extensive publication dedicated to Alexander's work. Jane Alexander was born in 1959 in South Africa. She has been in numerous prestigious international exhibitions, such as the 1995 Venice and the 1998 Dakar Biennales, and The Short Century, curated by Okwui Enwezor. She won the Daimler Benz Award for Contemporary Sculpture in 2002 and is represented in various South African public collections. Alexander teaches at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town.
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