In two new chapters in his Democratic Intuition project Meleko Mokgosi (Botswana, b. 1981) Williams ’07, investigates the resolvable contradiction that is democracy. Presented together for the first time at WCMA, Lex and Love consider the daily experiences of diverse populations who occupy southern Africa. Lex explores the role that gendering plays in specific cultural and socio-economic relations. Love applies the ideas of allegory, historicity, love, and representation to eight uniquely shaped canvases inspired by the paintings of William-Adolphe Bouguereau from the 1890s, made coincidentally during the height of the scramble for Africa.
Credit: Exhibition overview from museum website.