Minnette Vári’s “Chimera”
March 30 – May 7, 2006
South African artist Minnette Vári will visit the Myhren Gallery to supervise the installation of her video artwork “Chimera,” which reflects on the complex political situation of post-apartheid South Africa through a critical reworking of the “Voortrekker”(“Pioneer”) Monument, erected in Pretoria in 1949. Vári’s take on this politically charged monument questions both racial and gender attitudes encoded in the original. The artist’s visit will provide the opportunity for workshops through the SAAH Visiting Artists series.