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"Mark Coetzee: All Our Sons 11 - an installation"
2003-03-20 until 2003-04-02
Association for Visual Arts
Cape Town, , ZA South Africa

The Association For Visual Arts (AVA), 35 Church Street, Cape Town, is hosting a solo exhibition by Mark Coetzee. This exhibition takes the form of an installation entitled "All Our Sons 11", which opened on 20 March 2003 as part of Art Night/Night Vision, the launch event of the Cape Town Festival.

Mark Coetzee's first exhibition of the same title was shown at AVA in March/April of 2003. That exhibition consisted of various diapositive projections filling the blackened gallery spaces. These projected images were disturbed by the viewers' presence, their shadows casted on the images and the projected texts fell onto their bodies; thus concretising issues around the often denied public voice of minorities.

In 2000 COETZEE spent four months, funded by the National Arts Council of South Africa, at La Cite Internationale des Arts in Paris, developing this exhibition while a resident there.

This new work deals with the names and categorizations imposed on same sex partners, and also with how those names, intended to victimize, have been usurped and assumed by gay individuals. COETZEE has used these pejorative words from the four countries he has lived in, namely South Africa, France, England and the United States of America.

COETZEE has both a B. A. Fine Art and a M. A. Fine Art from Stellenbosch University. He completed the Post Graduate Advanced Diploma in Fine Art at the Michaelis School of Fine Art, University of Cape Town. He also has a Diploma in French Language and Civilization from the Sorbonne, University of Paris. His work is represented in private and public collections across the globe.

IMAGE:
Mark Coetzee
Faggot Projection-1, 2000
Diapositive Projection, Variable Dimensions


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