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‘Mime’ Exhibition


Artist Dale Washkansky’s latest exhibition of photographed collages and sculptures encourages viewers to remember otherwise silent and concealed histories. Often including humourous strategies to challenge the way in which we view traumatic history, his abstract sculptural representations of Hitler refutes the popular Hitler busts from the 1930s by focusing on his key facial features. Washkansky’s re-photographed collages can also be viewed as a comment on the way that history can only be accessed through photographs, which essentially is someone else’s representation of what really happened. The possibility of misrepresentation is emphasised by the fact that Washkansky’s images are uncomfortably incomplete. View the 'Mime' showcase at COMMUNE.1, 64 Wale Street, Cape Town until 24 January 2014. For more information, contact the gallery via info@commune1.com or visit commune1.com.