Les carnets de la création, Billie Zangewa : Plasticienne, 2009
Text by Pierre Jaccaud (English, French)
Editions de l'oeil, 2009
Softcover, 12 x 17 cm
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Born in 1973 in Malawi, Billie Zangewa lives and works between London and Johannesburg. Using samples of vibrant silk, the artist hand sews sprightly embroideries who take inspiration from contemporary life scenes. Often the heroin of her figurative compositions, she mixes personal experience with the universal: the bustle of urban megalopolises as well as the actions of ordinary life come alive on the fabric. Everyday life thus becomes a pretext for political reflection on identity, and questions gender stereotypes and racial prejudice.
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