Jeppe Ugelvig

Thebe Magugu, SS18 – Gender Studies

Figures of Fortitude (2018)

Photo: Aart Verrips, creative direction & set: Thebe Magugu, assistant: Nhlanhla Masemola

Fashion has built a trap for itself. The most contemporary medium may still pride itself on being ahead of the curve, but it has fallen prey to a totalised corporate capitalist realism that is closing the door on a new generation. Where will it go with its need to rebel and experiment? By Jeppe Ugelvig

 Exhibition view of “Lizzie Fitch | Ryan Trecartin: Whether Line”, Fondazione Prada, 2019 Photo Andrea Rossetti. Courtesy Fondazione Prada Lizzie Fitch | Ryan Trecartin, Neighbor Dub, 2019 15 channel sound, Iron, epoxy powder paint, PVC, wood, stanchions

Exhibition view of “Lizzie Fitch | Ryan Trecartin: Whether Line”, Fondazione Prada, 2019
Photo Andrea Rossetti. Courtesy Fondazione Prada

Neighbor Dub, 2019
15 channel sound, Iron, epoxy powder paint, PVC, wood, stanchions

Jeppe Ugelvig reviews the duo’s latest multimedia-installation ”Whether Line”. Produced in rural Ohio, the ambitious project explores post-Trump American folklore through their neurotic and bewildering lens.

Sandra Mujinga plays with economies of visibility and disappearance. The traditional identity politics of presence is reversed in order to operate out of hidden realms. If everything is surveilled, the biggest potential lies in not being seen. By Jeppe Ugelvig