Zwelethu Mthethwa

Flex

Zwelethu Mthethwa

Flex

Year: 2002

Duration: 5 min 30

The South African artist Zwelethu Mthethwa made his name with his paintings and photographs depicting the oppressed black population of South Africa as proud and dignified people. The video work Flex raises many questions. The work was filmed in a sport school. Soundlessly it zooms in on the face and body of a young man. The constant close-ups make the texture of the skin and the fall of light important factors in the whole effect. The zoomed-in images make it hard to see exactly what the person is doing. It remains a suggestion.

Zwelethu Mthethwa

Flex

Year: 2002

Duration: 5 min 30

BIOGRAPHY

Born 1960, South Africa

Work in South Africa


VIDEO EXHIBITED AT (selection)

In Search of Global Poetry: Videos from the Han Nefkens Collection
28.07.2017 – 29.10.2017
Centro de Arte Contemporáneo de Quito
Montevideo y Luis Dávila, Montevideo, Quito, Équateur
http://www.centrodeartecontemporaneo.gob.ec/

In Search of Global Poetry: Videos from the Han Nefkens Collection
16.04.2017 – 09.07.2017 
He Xiangning Art Museum 
9103 Shennan Ave 
HuaQiaoCheng, Nanshan Qu 
518053 Shenzhen Shi, Guangdong Sheng, China 
http://www.hxnart.com/