As with many things in life, once something is out of sight, it usually becomes out of mind; the After The Barbarians solo exhibit, however, strives to bring South Africa's post-apartheid culture back into the limelight. By illustrating some of the more ludicrous aspects of this culture, it questions those in economical and political power.
Like the Cape Town version of Banksy, although he skips out on tagging walls, Anton Kannemeyer is as controversial as he is artistic. Through his satirical sociopolitical comics Kannemeyer manages to strike a heavy cord as he continues to criticize conservative Afrikaans values and the corruptive force of Western colonization. At the heart of After The Barbarians, named for J.M. Coetzee's 'Waiting for the Barbarians,' he addresses the idea of "enslaved humanity."
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