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Lauren Beukes

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The Zoo City-inspired art exhibition

The Mail & Guardian sent me to Jo’burg so I could attend the Zoo City art exhibition at the Old Fort, put together by eight student curators as part of their course at Wits.

Check out the slideshow of some of the art.

And here’s a snip from the article I wrote about it:

“There is a naked man writhing and hissing in a dirty puddle on the concrete floor beneath a barbed wire mesh ceiling. The gathered crowd watch rapt, cell phones raised like votive candles. His red underpants are tangled around his ankles. He lies face-down, holding his breath, counting one-crocodile-two-crocodile-three crocodile-ten.

This is all my fault. Sort-of.”

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