Stephané E. Conradie
Born 1990 in Namibia
Lives and works in Cape Town, South Africa
Stephané E. Conradie creates ornate sculptures of entangled objects inspired by home décor found in lower and working class homes in South Africa. Though seemingly only used for aesthetic purposes or seen as commonplace, Conradie suggests that they could provide an important lens through which to examine value placement and meaning-making. Her work examines the histories of colonialism and creolisation embedded in domestic material culture, calling into question how identity is encoded in the private domain. Creolisation directs the viewer's attention towards the cultural phenomena that results from displacement and the ongoing dynamic interchange of symbols and practices, eventually leading to new forms with varying degrees of stability.
Stephané E. Conradie, Agapanthus and vark lelies, 2021, Mixed media assemblage, 60 x 35x 30 cm. Courtesy of THIS IS NOT A WHITE CUBE.

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